Christine Avey, President
Susan May, Vice President of Operations
Mikel Ward, Vice President of Membership
Linnea Lovlien, Events
Amber Myrick, Secretary
Peggy Runcorn, Treasurer
Sherry Bithell, Education Chair
Jennifer Sampson, Grants Chair
Kim Liebich, Grants Steering Chair
Linda Riley, Membership Chair
Susan Smith, Founding President
Heather Jauregui, Past President
Laura Simic, Leadership Dev. Chair
Jennifer Dunmire, Communications & Marketing Chair
Erin Anderson, Member-at-Large
Molly Guenther, Member-at-Large
Molly Harder, Member-at-Large
Nicole Patterson, Member-at-Large
Andrea Roope, Member-at-Large
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee:
The DEI Committee helps IWCF create an environment where individuals feel included, supported, listened to and able to do their personal best. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Nicole Patterson.
The Education Committee plans educational events to increase awareness of community needs and assets, and inspire continued philanthropic involvement. Meetings are held monthly August through May.
Get to know Education Chair, Sherry Bithell, HERE.
The Events Committee coordinates logistics for IWCF events.
Get to know Events Committee Chair, Linnea Lovlien, HERE.
The Finance Committee advises and plans for IWCF’s financial stability and sustainability.
The Governance Committee provides guidance to the Board to foster best management practices.
Grants Assessment & Impact Committee:
The Grants Assessment and Impact Committee assists and follows IWCF grant winners through the process of executing their grant proposal with liaisons and progress report reviews. This is where the rest of the story happens. They meet mostly September to June as needed.
The Grants Committee researches, evaluates, and selects applications from nonprofit organizations to be presented to the IWCF membership as finalist ballot choices for awards from the IWCF pooled grant fund. The committee begins its research in December and meets through May.
Get to know Grants Chair, Jen Sampson, HERE.
Grants Steering Committee:
The Grants Steering Committee provides continuity and long-term strategy for grants. The committee meets September through May.
Leadership Development Committee:
The Leadership Development Committee encourages members to become more engaged by taking on leadership roles in IWCF. The committee creates the annual slate of board members to be voted upon by the membership, provides orientation for new board members, and works with the Education and Events committees to present a leadership enhancement program for all members.
The members of the Leadership Development Committee have fixed terms and are approved by the board of directors
Get to know Leadership and Development Chair, Laura Simic, HERE.
Marketing & Communication Committee:
The Communications and Marketing Committee develops and implements strategies to present IWCF to members and to the community informing them of our mission and activities.
The Membership Committee plans activities to cultivate new members and to retain members. If you would like to host a membership event, or know of a potential new member, please let Linda Riley know.