The Year in Education

The IWCF Education Committee strives to increase awareness and understanding of the community’s needs and assets and to increase our member commitment to informed philanthropy through programs presented for our members and guests. In 2020-2021 our programs focused on Health and Philanthropy.

Current Chair:  Molly Harder

2021-2022 IWCF Education Presentations

October 26:

Held virtually, a panel of three experts in their field shared their insights into, and information about, sexual abuse and domestic violence in the Treasure Valley. They also answered questions and discussed what individuals can do to support their work. The panel included Executive Directors: Bea Black (Women’s and Children’s Alliance), Paige Dinger (Faces of Hope), and Kathryn Seebold (Family Advocates), and was facilitated by moderator Lauren Necochea.

January 26:

In a virtual presentation, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean discussed how her staff is working to rise to the challenges caused by Boise’s incredible growth.

March 1:

In celebration of Women’s History Month, and in keeping with the 2022 symposium theme of celebrating changemaking women, the Idaho History Museum hosted us and provided the opportunity for after-hours tours of their “Trailblazing Women of Idaho” exhibit. The evening featured a presentation and Q&A by a panel of three women included in the exhibit. Speakers included Janet Gallimore, Liz Hobson, Ellen Ochoa, Mary Ann Arnold, and Kay Hardy.