Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and children to create healthy families and vibrant communities.
1992: WHWF is founded by six women who wanted to support women and children in need in Spokane—Mari Clack, Marcy Drummond, Vicki McNeill, Shirley Rector, Janet Skaden, and Vivian Winston.
1993: Our first luncheon is attended by 700 people and raises more than $80,000. Alene Moris is the keynote speaker.
1999: Gloria Steinem speaks at the luncheon.
2006: Lisa Ling speaks at the luncheon.
2008: Jeanette Walls speaks at the luncheon. Twenty-seven programs are funded.
2012: The WHWF Luncheon raises a record $335,900! Elizabeth Smart is the keynote speaker.
2016: After 24 years Women Helping Women Fund has raised $6 million, funded 450 programs, and assisted thousands of women and children throughout Spokane County.
2018: Dr. Tererai Trent speaks at the luncheon, raising over $317,000 that supports 17 programs.
2018/19 Board of Directors
Traci McGlathery - President
Megan Thilo - Past President
Kristi Gravelle - President Elect
Jennifer O'Callaghan - Secretary
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