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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. In 2022, the fund introduced a four-tier model for the Circle of Empowerment: Empower - $10,000, Uplift - $5,000, Inspire - $2,500, and Support - $1,000.

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 the 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 Margaret Medzie.

Give Online    Pledge Form    WEF Grantees

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

Circle of Empowerment Members

Reflects membership secured as of Nov. 23, 2022

Katie & Mark Smucker

Sherry & Chuck Neubert
Judy Nicely
Sally & Roger Read

Emily Browning
Paula Christ
Marie Covington*
Monica Vinay
Laurie Zuckerman*

Marcia Adair*
Virginia Addicott
Drs. Sandy & Mark Auburn
Holly Harris Bane
Elizabeth Bartz
Nancy Baxter
Beth Boggins
Susan Boggs
Wendy & Mike Bolas
Judge Jane Bond, ret.*
Kathryn Booth*
Diane Bray
Alison Breaux
Ann Amer Brennan
Candice Jones Carlyon
Theresa Carter
Judith Clapsaddle
Kittie Clarke*
Regina & Robert Cooper
Robyn Cutler
Anita Davis, Esq.
Donna Delgado
Laura DiCola
Kathryn (Kitty) Dindo*

Jennifer Disalvo*
Dr. Cynthia Ederer
Betsy Engels
Kimberly Haws Falasco
Lashawrida Fellows
Jerilynn Ferguson
Alan & Nicole Gaffney
Naomi Ganoe
Ruthie George
Toby Gorant 
Becky Guzy
Louise Kuhns Harvey*
Laura Hnat
Ramona Hood
Kimberly Huff
David & Margaret Hunter
Rachel Hurst
Gizelle Jones
Pamela Kiltau
Susan Kinnamon
Diane Kilivris
Lisa King
Jill Kolesar
Lori & Mark Krohn
Karen Lefton
Glenn & Karen Leppo
Leia' Love
Jeannine Marks
Dianne Newman*
Susan Novak*
Joy Malek Oldfield
Susan Pallini*
Erin Palmer

Jill Penrose
Cindy & John T. Petures Jr.
Melodie Phillips, M.D.*
Kendra Philon
Angie Remen
Kathy Ress
Rick & Alita Rogers
Renee Lucas Scherick
Ruth Benson Scott
Sandra Selby 
Cathy Shew
Debra Shifrin
Sandra Smith
Dr. Kathy Stafford
Arielle Steffen
Rena Suber
Sylvia Trundle
Pam Valentine
Cheryl Venarge*
Marcy Venarge
Dr. Vivian von Gruenigen
Barb Whiddon
Bernett Williams
Bonnie Lass Wojno
Chris Yuhasz

Empower tier donor of $10,000+ annually

Uplift tier donor of $5,000+ annually

Inspire tier donor of $2,500+ annually

*Founding donor



Memorial Gifts: April 28 - Sept. 30, 2022

Barbara Bagiackas by
Cynthia Morris Schostak

Madeline Bartz by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Vern Cunningham by 
Judythe A. Hummel

Marian Davies by
Judythe A. Hummel

Evangelia Tsimpinou Diamanda by
Litsa Varonis

Roslie Gaylor by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

 

Helen Hom by
May Chen

Mary Dure Johnson by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Beatrice Jordan by
Janet M. Karson

Katherine Kohl by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Jacqueline Lewis by
Tanisha Lewis

Jane Moon by
May Chen

Diane Reuther by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Dorothy Storm by
Judythe A. Hummel

Rashara Walker by
Herb & Dianne Newman

Joan Feeney Wessman by
Lauren Myers

Phyllis West by
Hugh West

Marilyn Zuckerman by 
Jackie McDermott 
Mike & Wendy Bolas 

Honorary Gifts: April 28 - Sept. 30, 2022

Caroline Allen by
Carrie Herman

Sandra Bailey by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Joshua Bane by
Holly Harris Bane

Heidi Bartholomew by
Danielle DeAngelis

Jodi Bash by
Joni Fitch 

Anne Bitong by 
Danielle DeAngelis

Blanche Bolden by 
Tanisha Lewis

Kimberly Boodjeh by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Karen Bozzelli by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Angela Brake by
Joni Fitch 

Dr. Jenna Brunn by
LuAnne Decker

Frances Buchholzer by
Richard and Alita Rogers Fund 

Eileen Burg by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Diana Burke by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Debra Calevich by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Christine Canter by
Seth Canter

Michelle Carano by
Danielle DeAngelis

Theresa Carter by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Marie Covington by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Annie Davis by
Cynthia Morris Schostak

Marissa Decker by
LuAnne Decker

Laura A. DiCola by
John Garofalo
Pamela Kiltau

Maria Duvuvuei by
Cindy Jaworski

Shana Earle by
Lisa A. Aurilio

Aileen Eckert by
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund

Betsy Engels by 
Pamela Kiltau

Bonnie Estep by
Susan Kinnamon 

Valerie Flowers by
Jennifer Henry

Greta Foster by
Debra Shifrin 

Kandi Friedman by
Debra Shifrin

Lynne Gatzulis by
Danielle DeAngelis

Susan Golden by
Debra Shifrin 

Kris Grayem by
Lisa A. Aurilio

Christina Haas by
Alex Coon

Kristen Hastings by
Joni Fitch

Kimberly Haws Falasco by
Pamela Kiltau

Sherry Hellman by 
Debra Shifrin 

Lauren Hochrad by 
Debra Shifrin 

Laura Hunsicker by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Ann Hutchinson by 
Carrie Herman 

Cindy Jiang by 
May Chen 

Susan Kambrich by 
Richard and Alita Rogers Fund 

Maureen Katanic by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Gail Kay by 
Lisa A. Aurilio 

Allison King by 
Lisa King 

Heather Lentz by 
Joni Fitch 

Heather Licata by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Valerie Lombardo by 
Carrie Herman 

Tammy Luisi by 
LuAnne Decker 

Sarah Luisi by 
LuAnne Decker 

Judy Mace by 
Steve Cox 

Jeannine Marks by 
Danielle DeAngelis 

Sharri Merz by 
Lisa A. Aurilio 

Andrea Minster by 
Debra Shifrin 

Kimberly Mitchell by 
Pamela Kiltau 

Sarah Rogers Morris by 
Richard and Alita Rogers Fund 

Joan Morris by 
Cynthia Morris Schostak 

Karen Mueller by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Carol Nelson-Felzenberg by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Sherry Neubert by 
Pamela Kiltau 
Debra Shifrin
Kandy Shoaff  

Dianne Newman by 
Debra Shifrin 

Meghan Newman by 
Debra Shifrin 

Elizabeth Newman by 
Debra Shifrin

Judith Nicely by 
Pamela Kiltau

Mary Anne Nichols by 
LuAnne Decker  

Lori Pesci by 
Joni Fitch 

Rosemary Reymann by 
Carrie Herman

Norma Rist by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 
Leia' Love 
Darleen Tittle 

Suzanna Rogers by 
Richard and Alita Rogers Fund 

Alita Rogers by 
Susan Kambrich 

Toby Rosen by 
Debra Shifrin 

Ann Sebrell by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Ilene Shapiro by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 
Emma and David Family Fund 

Katie Smucker by 
Pamela Kiltau 

Holly Smyth by 
Evelyn Unger 

Kathy Stafford by 
Hugh West 

Sharon Stein by 
Debra Shifrin 

Jody Steiner by 
Anonymous 

Madeline Stull by 
Richard and Alita Rogers Fund 

Valerie Stutler by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Darlene Swiatkowski by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Karen Talbott by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Debbie Teplitzky by 
Debra Shifrin 

Carrianne Tuckley by 
Danielle DeAngelis 

Katie Unger by 
Evelyn Unger 

Amy Unger by 
Evelyn Unger 

Marcy Venarge by 
Pamela Kiltau 

Bernett Williams by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Michelle Wilson by 
Keith Obermeier & Family 

Pam Wright by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 

Christine Young by 
Lisa A. Aurilio 

Evelyn Young by 
Kimberly Young 

Christine Yuhasz by 
Shireen Riazi Kermani 

Pam Zajak by 
Holly Harris Bane 

Laurie Zuckerman by 
Culp Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund 
Debra Shifrin

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