Volunteering is welcomed and rewarding.

Members find that when they are involved it greatly enhances their enjoyment of IWCF! Sharing your time and talents are also a great way for you to make a personal impact and to more deeply understand this organization. There are many small ways to participate only if or when you choose. We have opportunities available to accommodate you for a little or a lot of time!

The IWCF Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month. Members are invited to attend the meeting. Click here to learn more about Board elections.

To bring issues before the Board, contact Nicole Patterson.

  • Nicole Patterson, President
  • Christine Keller, Vice President of Operations
  • Molly Harder, Vice President of Membership
  • Linnea Lovlien, Secretary
  • Sandy Lease, Treasurer
  • Mikel Ward, Past President
  • Sherry Bithell, Leadership Dev. Chair
  • Kim Liebich, Marketing & Communications Chair
  • Zoë Brunelle, Events Chair
  • Jena Vasconcellos, Education Chair
  • Trinjia Dell’Aglio, Grants Chair
  • Kathy Scott, Membership Chair
  • Teresa Lassandro, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair
  • Susan Smith, Founding President
  • Teresa Broadus, Member-at-Large
  • Evin Bask, Member-at-Large

IWCF Committees

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.

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 Teresa Lassandro.

The Education Committee plans educational events to increase awareness of community needs and assets, and inspire continued philanthropic involvement. Meetings are held monthly. Even if you don’t choose to join our committee, your suggestions for event topics are always welcome.

The Events Committee supports the general membership and its fellow committees by coordinating logistics and planning IWCF meetings and events.

The Finance Committee advises and plans for IWCF’s financial stability and sustainability. This committee is not open to the general membership.

The Governance Committee provides guidance to the Board to foster best management practices.

The Grants Assessment and Impact Committee assists 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. The committee meets in April and May, and again in October and November. In between, issues that may come up are handled via email. Each liaison meets with their assigned grantees 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.

The Grants Steering Committee is intended for continuity and long-term strategy for grants. Meetings take place as needed. This committee is not open to the general membership.

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. This committee is not open to general membership.

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.

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