Saturday, July 31, 2021

Positive Change Through Thoughtful Giving

Volunteer Opportunities: IWCF Board & Committees

The IWCF Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month.

Members are invited to attend the meeting. To bring issues before the Board, contact Christine Avey.

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
Linda Riley, Membership Chair
Susan Smith, Founding President
Laura Simic, Leadership Dev. Chair
Jennifer Dunmire, Communications & Marketing Chair

Nicole Patterson, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair
Erin Anderson, Member-at-Large
Molly Harder, Member-at-Large
Andrea Roope, Member-at-Large

IWCF Committees

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee: 
The DEI Committee helps foster a culture within IWCF that actively seeks and celebrates diverse backgrounds so we can better understand, connect with, and serve our community. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Nicole Patterson.

Education Committee:

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.

Events Committee:
The Events Committee coordinates logistics for IWCF events.

Get to know Events Committee Chair, Linnea Lovlien, HERE.

Finance Committee: 

The Finance Committee advises and plans for IWCF’s financial stability and sustainability.

Governance Committee:
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.

Grants Committee:

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.

Membership Committee: 
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.

Operations Committee: 

The Operations Committee plans, executes and maintains work processes, procedures and workflow procedures for the organization.

Get to know Operations Chair, Susan May HERE.

Committees are open to new members throughout the year and all members are welcome to join. Please consider sharing your time and talents with IWCF. CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Form.