Since 1992, Women Helping Women Fund has been committed to helping women and children in our community. Our Annual Luncheon has raised nearly $6 million and funded over 500 programs focused on the issues faced by women and children.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we had to make the tough decision to cancel our Annual Luncheon this year, but we aren't letting social distancing stop the great assistance we've provided over the past 28 years. We have decided to go digital by creating the Women Helping Women Resiliency Campaign! Proceeds will provide flexible resources to local organizations working with women and children who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis.


Just as with our Annual Luncheon, we need volunteers and supporters to help us reach our $300,000 goal for this campaign. So we invite you to get involved in one of the following ways:

  • Sign up as a Individual Fundraiser with a suggested fundraising goal of $1,350
  • Sign up as a Fundraising Team with a suggested fundraising goal of $2,020
  • Or give what you can with a one-time donation and spread the word about the campaign

We will provide volunteer fundraisers with a toolkit, shareable images, and templates for email and social to get started.  There is no penalty for not meeting the suggested fundraising goal- we just appreciate your support.

If you already registered for the event, thank you for supporting our Annual Luncheon. Your registration fees will be counted as a 100% tax-deductible donation. If you would like to request a refund or have any questions, please contact our office at or 509.328.8285.  You can also visit our FAQs page here.


A big thank you to our original Luncheon partners.  We are so grateful to Providence Health Care, Numerica Credit Union, MultiCare Health System and so many others that have continued to honor their corporate donor commitment.  We are proud to work alongside each of these organizations.

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State of Women and Children Donor:MultiCare

Why I Support Women Helping Women Fund

Roxann Dempsey is WHWF’s most active table captain for our Annual Lunch each year. She consistently fills up to six tables each year – more than any other supporter or corporation. When we had to cancel our Annual Lunch this year, Roxann made the change from Table Captain to Volunteer Fundraiser with a fundraising goal of $5,000. We asked Roxann to share her WHWF story and “why” with us. 

Marcy Drummond, a dear friend and one of the six founding members of WHWF, invited me to the first Annual Luncheon in 1993 and I haven’t missed any of the 27 luncheons since. I have continued my involvement after that first luncheon because I believe in their mission and understand the importance of supporting low-income women and children in our very own communities.

The funds raised at the luncheon each year go to support many needs in our region including scholarship support for women, childcare and educational opportunities, food and nutrition resources, training and mentoring for women, and so much more.

Attendees always look forward to the Annual Luncheon, but with COVID-19, WHWF worked to find an alternative way for us to continue our support with the Women Helping Women Resiliency Campaign. I have already joined the effort and I invite you to as well. More information can be found on the Resiliency Campaign website at

I will certainly miss seeing everyone at the Annual Luncheon this year but look forward to when we can all come together again in 2021!