Emily Evans, WA Women’s Foundation Member Since 2011

Emily first heard about WA Women’s Foundation while she was on the Board of Seattle Shakespeare Company (SSC).  A friend invited Emily and John Bradshaw, Managing Director of SSC, to attend an information session on the Foundation’s grant making process.  Emily says, “I was inspired by the smart, generous grants awarded after rigorous competition and study.”  An ardent supporter of the arts, Emily joined WA Women’s Foundation to expand her learning beyond the arts but soon discovered that her membership also transformed her Board leadership: “My involvement with WA Women’s Foundation made me a smarter Board president for SSC.  I became more deeply invested in how SSC measured success and helped to develop specific indicators based on the results we wanted to see from various grants.”

Emily notes, “I’ve also gained a deeper respect for the power of networking and building connections, a key element of WA Women’s Foundation.  I continue to support WA Women’s Foundation because I love being part of those great big grants.  Having seen what a difference it makes to a small nonprofit, it’s such a thrill!”


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