Become a Member

When you join The Women’s Fund you become part of a community helping local women and girls reach their full potential.

Our membership model makes us unique. A diverse group of almost 600 members have come together, pooling their financial resources to make grants that improve the lives of women and girls in our community.  Our members actively participate in the grantmaking process by learning about prospective grantees and ultimately voting to select the programs that will receive funding.

As a member, you can:

  • be part of an organization of women that empowers women and girls.
  • network with women who share similar values.
  • make more strategic and informed decisions about your own philanthropy.
  • help choose the organizations and programs that receive funding each year.
  • attend The Women's Fund annual luncheon and other educational programs.
  • serve on a Women’s Fund committee or on the Board of Directors.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

We have four membership options:
  • Sustaining Member: $1,200
  • Supporting Member: $600
  • Associate Member: $100
  • Full-time Student Member: $25
These options mirror our value of inclusion because each membership equals one vote, no matter how you choose to become involved. All members help select the organizations and programs that will receive grantmaking funding.

We allocate membership fees as follows: 65% to grantmaking, 25% to build the Women’s Fund endowment, and 10% to support programs and outreach.
Gwenn Steward Clements

Member Profile

Gwenn Steward Clements

Member Since:

2007

I was asked by a dear friend to join the Fund and become a member of The ACEY Group, a group of women I admired, respected, and who had similar interests. Since then, I have served in roles such as grants committee member and chair, board vice-chair, and now I am chair of the Fund’s board. I am fully committed to helping girls and women in our community achieve their full potential.

Iris Cole

Member Profile

Iris Cole

Member Since:

2019

The Women's Fund's strategic research, democratic process, and thoughtfulness to collectively impact women and girls in our community is unique and powerful. It's a great way to learn more about and address what is happening in our community and offers a direct path to contribute time, talent, and treasure to change lives.

Janie Wilson

Member Profile

Janie Wilson

Member Since:

2006

I am among the group of women who founded the Women’s Fund because we realized that not enough nonprofit dollars were going to organizations benefiting women and girls in our community. We needed to change that. To this day, I continue to be amazed by the wonderful women in our community who know how to make a difference.

Lesley-Anne Lamb

Member Profile

Lesley-Anne Lamb

Member Since:

2008

I joined as a Participant Scholar in 2008. Newly graduated from Salem College, I wanted to continue my involvement in organizations empowering women. I encourage members to get involved by serving on one of our committees. It is a great way to create lifelong friendships with women who have a shared commitment to this work.

Tiffany Waddell Tate

Member Profile

Tiffany Waddell Tate

Member Since:

2019

I deeply believe in closing the gender pay gap and promoting economic advancement for all women in our community, not only for my daughter, but for future generations. The Fund's community programs and partnerships are critical opportunities to see this vision realized. I highly encourage others to explore the many ways to engage your time, talent, and treasure to support its mission.

Member Profile

Gwenn Steward Clements

2007

I was asked by a dear friend to join the Fund and become a member of The ACEY Group, a group of women I admired, respected, and who had similar interests. Since then, I have served in roles such as grants committee member and chair, board vice-chair, and now I am chair of the Fund’s board. I am fully committed to helping girls and women in our community achieve their full potential.

Member Profile

Lesley-Anne Lamb

2008

I joined as a Participant Scholar in 2008. Newly graduated from Salem College, I wanted to continue my involvement in organizations empowering women. I encourage members to get involved by serving on one of our committees. It is a great way to create lifelong friendships with women who have a shared commitment to this work.

Member Profile

Iris Cole

2019

The Women's Fund's strategic research, democratic process, and thoughtfulness to collectively impact women and girls in our community is unique and powerful. It's a great way to learn more about and address what is happening in our community and offers a direct path to contribute time, talent, and treasure to change lives.

Member Profile

Tiffany Waddell Tate

2019

I deeply believe in closing the gender pay gap and promoting economic advancement for all women in our community, not only for my daughter, but for future generations. The Fund's community programs and partnerships are critical opportunities to see this vision realized. I highly encourage others to explore the many ways to engage your time, talent, and treasure to support its mission.

Member Profile

Janie Wilson

2006

I am among the group of women who founded the Women’s Fund because we realized that not enough nonprofit dollars were going to organizations benefiting women and girls in our community. We needed to change that. To this day, I continue to be amazed by the wonderful women in our community who know how to make a difference.

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