WA Women’s Foundation Welcomes Maria Kolby-Wolfe as New President & CEO on February 1

After an extensive national search, Washington Women’s Foundation is delighted to announce Maria Kolby-Wolfe has been appointed President & CEO of our Seattle-based women’s collective grantmaking organization. Kolby-Wolfe brings decades of experience leading fund development, equity initiatives, membership relations, program evaluation, and strategic communications for Pacific Northwest arts and social service organizations. She will partner…more

Job Posting: Programs & Communications Associate

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for a Programs & Communications Associate. Please refer to the job listing below: Position Opening: Programs & Communications Associate  Type: Full-Time, Exempt Reports to: Grants Program Manager Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 annually (benefits including vacation time, paid holidays and sick time, health, dental and vision insurance plan, retirement plan, charitable gift matching, and ORCA Card) To Apply: This…more

Letter from Morgan Dawson, Strategic Partnerships and Programs Manager

I love rollercoasters, and my time at the Foundation has been one of the best rides of my life. Now that the ride is ending, I wanted to thank you for helping me grow and learn.  When I started as a part-time office coordinator, I had planned to stay for a year, tops.  At 24, new to Seattle, and the first Black…more

Living the Values of WA Women’s Foundation

When the Foundation’s Board of Directors adopted our Strategic Framework 2020 two summers ago, we committed to a new set of organizational values, some long-held, some aspirational, and some that would challenge us on a daily basis:  In All Things, We Will…   Build relationships – elevate or amplify the power of all who identify as women – be bold – share…more

President & CEO Position Profile

Earlier this summer, Beth McCaw announced her plans to step away from her role as President & CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF), and we announced the formation of a Search & Transition Committee to hire her successor. Over the last month, the Search & Transition Committee and our search consultants, Koya Leadership Partners, have been engaged in a series…more

Staff Blog Post: What We’re Reading/Listening to/Watching, July 2020

At WA Women’s Foundation, we are dedicated to becoming more a informed collective and approaching our work with a learning mindset. We do this through our over 40+ programs and events we host throughout the year, our grantmaking cycles, and our various member-driven committees. While we’re proud of the breadth of our educational opportunities, we also value…more

WA Women’s Foundation COVID-19 Updates

WA Women’s Foundation is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our staff and members as well as the broader community we partner with and serve. When Governor Inslee issued the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order on March 23, 2020, we quickly transitioned our operations, committee work, and programs to virtual spaces. As our…more

Black Lives Matter: Our Collective Responsibility

Washington Women’s Foundation is silencing all of our planned communications, including all those related to next week’s Grant Award Celebration, this week to amplify other voices, the voices of Black women and men, who are, yet again, demanding justice and basic civil liberties. Their voices matter just as their lives have always mattered. We have asked our members to listen to…more

Staff Blog Post: What We’re Reading/Listening To, August 2019

At WA Women’s Foundation, we are dedicated to becoming more a informed collective and approaching our work with a learning mindset. We do this through our over 40+ programs and events we host throughout the year, our grantmaking cycles, and our various member-driven committees. While we’re proud of the breadth of our educational opportunities, we…more

Announcing: Make Your Annual Contribution through Monthly Recurring Payments

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already February – where did that first month go? When we reopened the office after the winter holiday, we started a new fiscal year with a new financial model. Specifically, we are now investing the full $2,500 annual contribution from each member into our collective work…more

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WA Women’s Foundation Welcomes Maria Kolby-Wolfe as New President & CEO on February 1

After an extensive national search, Washington Women’s Foundation is delighted...

Letter from the President: Reflecting on Our Strategic Framework 2020

As we finally reach the end of 2020, our 25th year...

Learning and Growing as a Collective: Capacity Building Grant Committee

Capacity Building Grant Committee members This fall, 15 WaWF members...

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