Endowment Fund

Our Mission

Wood River Women’s Foundation inspires and educates women to become leaders in philanthropy and bring significant, positive change to the community by pooling and distributing its members’ resources.

Endowment Founders’ Circle Members

  • Lisa Adam
  • Lesley Andrus
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Renata Beguin
  • Martina Bradford
  • Terri Bullock
  • Judy Cahill
  • Alice Calvert
  • Christina Cernansky
  • Penny Coe
  • Jane Conard
  • Julia Mandeville Damasco
  • Janet DeBard
  • Kathleen Eder
  • Kathleen (Kathy) Edwards
  • Maija Eerkes
  • Gale Elkins in honor of Elizabeth H. Stenler
  • Gay Emery
  • Claudia Fiaschetti
  • Sandra Flattery
  • Susan Flynt
  • Margery Friedlander
  • Sue Fuller
  • Judy Getto
  • Susan Green
  • Peggy Grove
  • Sally Halstead
  • Charlotta Harris
  • Julie Harris
  • Joyce Hart
  • Lynne Heidel
  • Prue Hemmings
  • GwenCarol Holmes
  • Heather Horton
  • Dede Huish in honor of Marcia Liebich

Endowment Founders’ Circle Members Cont…

  • Sally Jarvis in honor of the Bergren Jarvis Family Foundation
  • Judith Jellinek
  • Tish Jochums
  • Marcia Lee Kent
  • Gina Knox in memory of Bonnie Curran
  • Anna Kolousek
  • Gail Landis
  • Jeanne Landreth
  • Lisa Leach
  • Terri LeFaivre
  • Marcia Liebich
  • Ruth Lieder
  • Jeanne Liston in honor of Barbara Thrasher
  • G.G. Luke
  • Lisa Lynn
  • Lynne MacKenzie
  • Kiki Martin
  • Beth McCaw
  • Camille McCray
  • Sandy McCullough
  • Willa McLaughlin
  • Claire McNichols
  • Nicole McNichols
  • Jeanne Meyers
  • Laura Midgley
  • Sylvia Miller
  • Louisa Moats
  • Carrie Morrow
  • Jo Murray
  • Sara Nelson
  • Margo Nones
  • Esther Ochsman
  • Sally Onetto
  • Susan Passovoy
  • Wendy Pesky
  • Kathleen Phelan
  • Elaine Phillips
  • Linda A. Potter
  • Susan Reinstein
  • Cheryl Rice
  • Vicki Rogers
  • Barbara Rognlien
  • Carol Scheifele-Holmes
  • Rhea Schwartz
  • Mary Louise Sedin
  • Vicki Shapiro, M.D.
  • Sandy Shaw
  • Barbara Shelton
  • Leslie Silva
  • Richard Smooke in memory of Judith Smooke
  • Jane Springman
  • Gayle Stevenson
  • Diana Strandberg
  • Darci Swanson
  • Janet Teagle
  • Bonnie Thibodo in honor of Taya Small
  • Barbara Thrasher
  • Mary Thrasher in honor of Barbara Thrasher
  • Caryn Tyre
  • Charlotte Unger
  • Debra Vadalma
  • Kat Vanden Heuvel
  • Lauren Wagner
  • Nancy Wasilewski
  • Cheri Watson
  • Penny Weiss
  • Joanne Wetherell
  • Maryanne Whitcomb
  • Lynn (Margaret) Whittelsey
  • Jennifer Wilson in honor of Margery Friedlander
  • Gina Wolcott
  • Kit Wright
  • Patricia Zebrowski

Corporate Donors

  • Pioneer Title in honor of Debra Vadalma
  • Remax in honor of Joanne Wetherell

The aspen leaf is Wood River Women’s Foundation’s (WRWF) symbol. An entire colony grows from a single tree spreading underground. Known for rapid growth, each aspen grove springs from a single source.

Sustainability for the Future

Wood River Women’s Foundation is now in its 12th year of operation and grant-making. In 2016 it became an independent not-for-profit organization, with the 501(c)(3) IRS designation. We have grown from 27 founding members to over 300 members. Our size and contribution is unique for a small community.

The Right Purpose

Now in our second decade of grant making we realize it is very important to assure the sustainability of the Wood River Women’s Foundation in order to continue our mission of bringing significant, positive change to our community.

The Wood River Women’s Foundation Endowment Fund (the “Endowment”) is a permanently restricted fund with the goal of ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Wood River Women’s Foundation.

The Endowment’s principle balance is to be set aside in perpetuity, and a portion of the fund’s annual investment performance will be utilized to help cover the foundation’s operating expenses.

The Right Time

The Wood River Women’s Foundation has over 300 philanthropic members who have given over 2 million dollars in pooled grants to non-profits in Blaine County to date. Our organization continues to thrive with the help and dedication of volunteers. By engaging much needed professional staff, we insure the future of our foundation.

It allows our volunteers the needed time to concentrate on our mission. To date, expenses of our operation far exceed the administrative fees collected from our membership. There are times when operational funds are subsidized by generous members. It is time for us to support our operations with an Endowment Fund.

Making the Endowment a Reality

Announced at our Annual Meeting in 2017, the Wood River Women’s Endowment Fund has become an integral part of our sustainability. Gifts donated prior to December 2017 place donors in the  endowment Founder’s Circle. A gift donated at any time thereafter will have an impact on your community forever. Please sign the enclosed contribution form to announce your gift to the Wood River Women’s Foundation Endowment Fund. All funds are tax deductible.