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Circle of Empowerment

In 2018, the Women’s Endowment Fund created the Circle of Empowerment to maintain continued sustainability of the fund and increase its grantmaking impact each year. The Circle of Empowerment is a special group of donors who support the Women’s Endowment Fund with an annual leadership gift of $1,000 or more.

Donors of our Circle of Empowerment receive:

  • Special recognition at our events, including being listed in all event programs and marketing related materials
  • Advance First-to-Know communication about our fund’s latest news
  • An invitation to our annual Circle of Empowerment gathering
  • The knowledge that their gifts uplift women in our community now and forever

To learn more about the Circle of Empowerment, please contact Renee Scherick.

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For online gifts, please select "This is a campaign gift" on the giving form. 

Circle of Empowerment Members

Reflects membership secured as of Oct. 1, 2021

Judy Nicely
Sally & Roger Read
Katie & Mark Smucker
Virginia Addicott
Drs. Sandy & Mark Auburn
Holly Harris Bane
Elizabeth Bartz
Jennifer Blickle 
Wendy & Mike Bolas
Judge Jane Bond, ret.*
Kathryn Booth*
Diane Bray
Ann Amer Brennan
Kittie Clarke*
Marie Covington*
Robyn Cutler
Anita Davis, Esq.
Laura DiCola
Kathryn (Kitty) Dindo*
Jennifer Disalvo*

Betsy Engels
Kimberly Haws Falasco
Lashawrida Fellows
Jerilynn Ferguson
Ruthie George
Toby Gorant 
Patty Graves
Louise Kuhns Harvey*
Ramona Hood
Rachel Hurst
Pamela Kiltau
Bryan and Susan Kinnamon
Karen Lefton
Glenn & Karen Leppo
Jeannine Marks
Sherry Neubert
Dianne Newman*
Susan Novak*
Joy Malek Oldfield
Susan Pallini*
Erin Palmer

Jill Penrose
Cindy & John T. Petures Jr.
Melodie Phillips, M.D.*
Carrie Pozgay
Angie Remen
Kathy Ress
Rick & Alita Rogers 
Ruth Benson Scott
Dr. Tara Scott
Cathy Shew
Debra Shifrin
Sandra Smith
Dr. Kathy Stafford
Sylvia Trundle
Pam Valentine
Cheryl Venarge*
Marcy Venarge
Dr. Vivian von Gruenigen
Joan F. Wessman*
Bernett Williams
Kendra Williams
Laurie Zuckerman*

Grand tier donor of $5,000+ annually

*Founding donor



Memorial Gifts: May 1 - Sept. 30, 2021

Katharine Higham by
Ilene & Robert Shapiro

Shirley Florence Lane by
Jolene Lane

Barbara Ellen Lewis by
Jolene Lane

Margaret Pacenta Miller by
Nick & Ruthie George

Tribute Gifts: May 1 - Sept. 30, 2021

Suzanne Allen by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Dr. Sandra Auburn by
Ruby Chittenden

Mary Liz Auburn by
Ruby Chittenden

Cathy Baer by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Susan D. Beyerle by
Theresa Beyerle, Ph.D.

Sandee & Gryphon Beyerle by
Theresa Beyerle, Ph.D.

Wendy Bolas by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Frances Buchholzer by
The Richard and Alita Rogers Family Foundation

Theresa Carter by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Marie Covington by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Laura Culp by
Beth Boggins
Dave and Aileen Eckert Family Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Michelle Dickstein by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Elizabeth Engels by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Bonnie Estep by
Bryan & Susan Kinnamon

Lashawrida Fellows by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Sophie Franchi by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Judie Frantz by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Marsha Friedman by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Sheri Glauberman by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Susan L. Golden by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Lucy Ann Greenlee by
Ann Rowland

Kimberly Haws Falasco by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Dr. Leah Hecht by
Marcie Groesbeck and Bryan Hecht Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Dr. Shaina Hecht by
Marcie Groesbeck and Bryan Hecht Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Dara Hecht by
Marcie Groesbeck and Bryan Hecht Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Carrie Herman by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Sue Hobson by
Toby Gorant

Susanne Iannece by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Libby Jacobs by
Elizabeth Brainard Sandwick

Sara Joffe by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Jen Johnson by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Leslie Johnson by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Karyn Katz by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Pamela Kiltau by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Ludia Kim by
Dr. Josephine Weeden

Judith Lancaster by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Jolene Lane by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Dana Lawless-Andric by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Karen Lefton by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Teresa LeGrair by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Leia' Love by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Margaret Maurer by
Ann Brooks Duff

Jackie McDermott by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Pat McKay by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Linda Miller by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Andrea Minster by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Nancy Mulhauser by
Ann Brooks Duff

Karen Munson by
Ann Rowland

Sherry Neubert by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Ann Nunnally by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Joy Malek Oldfield by
Heart to Heart Leadership Inc.

Ann Otto by
Toby Gorant

Abigail Poeske by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Heidi Regal by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Norma Rist by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Toby Rosen by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Adele Roth by
James Aitken
Darin Chambers
David Zipper

Sherry Rowland by
Ann Rowland

Ilene Shapiro by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Debra Shifrin by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Karen Starr by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Erin Surmaceviz by
Ann Rowland

Charlotte Thurman by
Charmaine Thurman

Ann Van Eron by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Karen Vautour by
Ann Brooks Duff

Ali Westfall by
Dr. Josephine Weeden

Stephanie York by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Laurie Zuckerman by
Marilyn Zuckerman

Marilyn Zuckerman by
Laurie Zuckerman Donor-Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

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