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Philanthropy Series: How to Build Your Giving Plan (OPEN TO ALL)

March 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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We’re delighted to announce Washington Women’s Foundation Philanthropy Learning Series. Beginning in March 2023 WaWF will host panel discussions with philanthropic leaders on various topics including how to build your giving plan, solidarity as an action, a critical lens on donor advised funds, impact investing, and donor perspectives on reparations in philanthropy.

Join us on March 29th at 10AM for the first session to explore How to Build Your Giving Plan. In the ever-changing charitable landscape, it can feel challenging to make strategic decisions that honor the work of community nonprofits and simultaneously build your long-term philanthropic impact.  Moderated by Maria Kolby-Wolfe, President & CEO of WaWF, Debra Shapira from Brighton Jones and LeAnne Moss from Renton Regional Community Foundation will share decades of experience helping clients and community members leverage their funds to build greater civic equity and plan for the future.

Recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a Woman of Influence, LeAnne is a leader in the philanthropic and non-profit community. She has more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership working at the nexus of philanthropy and social change. As executive director of the Renton Regional Community Foundation for the last five years, LeAnne has spearheaded a strategic framework process, initiated efforts to integrate equity into their work, and launched a pandemic response fund that to date has awarded $800,000 to 90 organizations in South King County. LeAnne’s other experience includes being at the helm of the Women’s Funding Alliance for 15 years, co-facilitating interracial workshops and retreats, and facilitating white affinity groups for members of the owning class. LeAnne is motivated by a commitment to racial redistribution and repair for the sake of restoring all our humanity.

Debra is the Lead Philanthropic Advisor at Brighton Jones, where she advises and educates clients on how to align their passions and resources with strategic, trust-based philanthropy. She leverages her expertise in the social impact sphere – including two decades working for and with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises – to help clients articulate their philanthropic vision and engage in impactful relationships with the causes and organizations that inspire them. Debra and her husband are raising two smart, funny, and active young kids, and are often found making art, music, and food together in their home just outside of Boston. True to her Pacific Northwest roots she has a great love of the outdoors, single origin coffee, and that new edgy restaurant on the corner. Debra serves on the Board of Directors of Bean Voyage, a feminist social enterprise working to eradicate the gender gap in coffee-farming communities in Central America.

Register here for How to Build Your Giving Plan!

These events are free and open to the entire WaWF community, meaning they are open to all! We will record the discussions and share with those who register for viewing. For questions, please contact programs@wawomensfdn.org.


March 29, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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