In 1995 five visionary leaders, Colleen Willoughby, Rhoda Altom, Suzanne Lile Hunter, Anne V. Farrell, and Faye Sarkowsky, created the Washington Women’s Foundation. Their approach was revolutionary, but simple: We can do far more as a collective of philanthropists than individually. 

Together, they gathered over one hundred women who agreed to pool resources to support organizations driving change in Washington State. More than two decades later, we are that same collective of women, continuing to support change and changemakers in Washington State. 

Now hundreds of women strong, we believe in the model of collective giving, the importance of learning from a place of humility and curiosity, and the powerful change Washington nonprofits are driving in communities across Washington State. 

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