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Annual 2011 Report

Transforming the lives of women and girls, the Washington region and the world‌.

Mission We mobilize our community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington region have the resources they need to thrive. Vision The Washington region is a model community that ensures women and girls are on a path to prosperity. Washington Area Women’s Foundation is an influential, respected, visionary national leader of community strategies that enrich the lives of women and girls.

Leadership Message

Catalyzing social change...

Dear Friends, This year marked the sixth anniversary of Stepping Stones, a program that has enabled Washington Area Women’s Foundation to focus resources on the most economically vulnerable households in our region: those of low-income, women-headed families. The Women’s Foundation created Stepping Stones in a very different economic climate and because the model works so well we’ve had tremendous impact: more than 7,000 women have increased their income and assets by $35 million as a result of our investments. However, the recession is continuing to take its toll across the country. Many people right here in our own community are stretching the few resources they have and are barely getting by. And women and girls, especially, are facing significant challenges that will affect them now and into the future. Our most recent poverty fact sheet shows that in every jurisdiction in our region, women and girls bear the heaviest burden when it comes to poverty. The regional increase in poverty among women and girls was almost twice as high last year as the 7.1 percent increase nationwide. That’s why, in 2011, The Women’s Foundation decided to focus all of our resources and efforts on one outcome: improving the economic security of women and girls. We are renewing our commitment to focus on the most strategic, research-based, outcome-driven programming and grantmaking that are delivering the best results. In the past year our work has reflected this commitment. We held listening sessions across the region to share the findings of our report, 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area, and to include a diverse range of thoughts and voices in our conversations. We shared the results of our work and our Grantee Partners’ efforts with the White House Council on Women and Girls. And we realized a $6.7 million return on investment after making $175,000 in grants to six nonprofits through Stepping Stones. As we move into a new year, our vision is for the Washington region to be a model community that ensures women and girls are on a path to prosperity, and we’re prepared to lead the way in implementing community strategies that enrich their lives. We’re using a multi-faceted approach to improve economic security by focusing on three areas that emerged from our Stepping Stones work as critical to a stable financial future for women and girls in our region: financial education and wealth creation; jobs with benefits, career pathways and family sustaining wages; and high-quality early care and education. Through fundraising, grantmaking, research, education and advocacy, we will engage in collaborative and long-term strategies to overcome the longstanding barriers facing economically vulnerable women and girls in our region. And we will be launching the Campaign to Prosperity to raise funds to begin implementing the strategies we’ve laid out. Please look for more information on that in early 2012. As our community wraps up another economically challenging year, Washington Area Women’s Foundation is more committed than ever to ensuring that all women and girls in our region have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Their prosperity is key to a stronger community for us all. Sincerely, Rachel Kronowitz Chair, Board of Directors

Nicky Goren President

We invite you, our community partners and stakeholders, to join us in making The Women’s Foundation’s vision a reality for the Washington region. It’s going to take all of us working together to make this a model community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We can’t do it without you. To learn more about how you can get involved, please click here.

Year in Review 2011 was an exciting year of renewed focus and community engagement for Washington Area Women’s Foundation. The year began with staunch Foundation supporters coming together to renew their commitment to the organization and wrapped up with an inspiring fundraiser that motivated many to give. In between were community conversations, new grants and accolades. It was an inspiring year that we enjoyed sharing with our partners and supporters, and it left us looking forward to accomplishing even more in 2012.

Be That Woman RP3 Agency and The Women’s Foundation receive an Effie Award for the Be That Woman campaign, which highlighted the work of the foundation and its donors.

Stepping Stones Research Briefing

Listening Session


The Women’s Foundation and The Urb Institute co-sponsor the annual researc briefing, which brings in experts from across the nation to discuss the housin crisis and building economic security fo women-headed families.

The Foundation facilitates a discussion on financial literacy and education with the White House Council on Women and Girls.





Leadership Council The Leadership Council is launched to reconnect individuals who started the Foundation or who have served on the board of directors over the years.



New Grants Women’s History Month

The DC Council passes a resolution recognizing the work of The Women’s Foundation and its new report.

The Foundation board approves a new round of grants, including funding for three new Grantee Partners. See page 12 for more.

Strategic Plan

A model community...

After months of research, strategy and community conversations, the Foundation completes the strategic planning process with a renewed focus on economic security for women and girls.

Awards Season Women’s Foundation President Nicky Goren is on Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women list and receives Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award.

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Listening Sessions


The Foundation wraps up a year-long series of conversations with the community. Listening session topics include: girls, older women, health & safety, LGBT issues, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and Ward 8.





A Model That Works The Foundation releases the annual Stepping Stones Evaluation which shows that $175,000 in grants made to programs focused on financial education and job training for low-income, women-headed families realized a $6.7 million return on investment this year.

The annual luncheon brings together nearly 1,000 people and 2011 inspires many to give. Leadership The event raises more Luncheon than $760,000 and features Congresswoman Donna Edwards as the keynote speaker.

Who We Work With

“They had a solution and a path for me to get back on my feet… [They] gave me the courage to keep going.” – Allison Ransom

Putting Women and Girls on a Path to Prosperity To tap into the promise and value of every woman and girl in the region, Washington Area Women’s Foundation is working to ensure they are on a path to prosperity. When they find economic security, their families will have the resources they need to thrive and their impact will be felt across our community. To accomplish this, The Women’s Foundation uses a multi-faceted approach that focuses on three critical areas: financial education and wealth creation; jobs with benefits and family-sustaining wages; and high-quality early care and education. By partnering with other organizations, policymakers, donors and advocates, the Foundation is fostering a community where those who are struggling can move beyond just getting by to actually living and planning for a future. A Financial Safety Net For many women and girls in the Washington region, the path to prosperity begins with building a safety net. Doorways for Women and Families, a northern Virginia nonprofit that offers safe housing for victims of domestic violence, provides wrap-around services that help women become and remain independent. In 2011, Washington Area Women’s Foundation renewed a grant to Doorways for their Financial Independence Track, which builds the financial literacy of women living in shelters or transitional housing. “Ultimately, we want to see [women] model the appropriate behavior to their children and then end the cycle of poverty in their families,” says Ketourah Harden, the lead financial educator at Doorways. For Allison Ransom, security is about more than a safe place to live; it’s about having the means to remain in that safe place. She and her nine-year-old son arrived at a Doorways shelter after being evicted from their home. When Allison applied for a lease for a new apartment, she discovered that her identity had been stolen and her credit had been destroyed. The staff at Doorways helped her begin the long process of repairing her credit and setting up a safety net. “Now we have a place to live and savings,” says Allison. “I can catch a breath and think about things without crawling into a fetal position and saying ‘what am I going to do?’”

Creating opportunities... Jobs with Benefits The next step on the path to prosperity is a good job with benefits and wages that support families now and into the future. Year Up is a Women’s Foundation Grantee Partner that helps young adults get the training, experience and contacts they need to land jobs in the information technology sector. The 11-month program trains participants and then places them in internships at corporations and organizations across the metropolitan area. “Year Up actually helps to change the mentality of the young people we’re working with by helping them to start thinking about what a career looks like,” says Ronda Harris, executive director of Year Up of the National Capital Region. For many single mothers, simply having a job isn’t enough. Minimum wage jobs do not provide enough resources for women and their children to make ends meet, let alone save for the future. Kimberly Holloway, a single mother of two, says her financial struggles gave her the initiative to not end up becoming “a negative statistic.” “My internship… really opened up a lot of opportunities for me financial wise and professionally,” says Kimberly, who turned her internship into a full time job as an analyst at a cyber intelligence company. Affordable Child Care Another critical step on the path to prosperity is access to resources that enable women to go to work or school knowing that their children are on a solid path of their own. Women’s Foundation Grantee Partner Empower DC is a citywide community organizing project that supports low- and moderate-income DC residents as they advocate for themselves. “One of the key issues that Empower DC’s members organize around is access to affordable quality child care,” says Parisa Norouzi, executive director of Empower DC. “[It] is an integral part of the safety net for low-income families.” Crystal Harris benefitted from Empower DC’s work when she was able to use a child care voucher to send her youngest son to preschool. “Without the child care voucher my family would have had to pay $300 or more a week for my child to attend [school],” she says. “Without the voucher I wouldn’t have been able to go back to work... or school.” While her son was in school, Crystal got the training and certification she needed to become a child care provider herself. After she began working at a child care center in Southeast DC, she began to advocate so that other women could access the child care vouchers. “As women, we have to come back to the work force and we have to be empowered to stand up and say ‘hey, we can do this!’” Crystal says. Allison, Kimberly and Crystal are all in different places along the path to prosperity and have very different plans for the future. However, their missions are similar: security, access to opportunities, and a brighter future for themselves and their children. Through strategic partnerships and programming, we can help them — and many others — find their way.

“We stand for our children, we stand for our families, and we stand for our mothers.” – Crystal Harris

Our Donors

Gifts were made in memory of the following individuals: In Memory of Donna Bergheim by Melvin Bergheim In Memory of Alice Caputo by Kathleen Famulare In Memory of Hon. Jean B. Cryor by Allison DiNardo In Memory of Doreen Gentzler's Father by Rachel Kronowitz In Memory of Lolly Graveline by Tracy Durkin In Memory of Sandra R. Gregg by Susan Spurlark In Memory of Bailee Kronowitz by Ann Cohen Margery Cunningham Andrea Dettelbach Allison Dyer Tracy Falkowitz Arlene and Al Halfon Deborah Leshner Laura Olle Susan Straus Michael Weinberg In Memory of Richard Lockwood by Dianna Lockwood In Memory of Richard R. Otto by Linda Haan In Memory of Cynthia Rubin by Carolyn Jacobson In Memory of Raisa Stotland by Bronislava Vayner In Memory of my mother by Lila Sullivan In Memory of Barbara Strom Thompson's mother by Rachel Kronowitz In Memory of Ann M. Wilkinson by Deena Pers

Washington Area Women’s Foundation is grateful for the many generous donors who fuel the work of the organization. Their support is transforming the lives of women and girls, the Washington region and the world. The following donors made gifts of more than $100 between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. AARP Foundation Roselyn Abitbol Linda Abravanel A&B Staffing Solutions Sandra Adams Mozella Ademiluyi Maya Ajmera Camille and Brett Alexander Amy Allen Latricia Allen Loreen Allen Michelle Allen Steve and Marjie Alloy American Express Company Anonymous APCO Worldwide Chris Arrasmith Liane Atlas Angela Avant-Rogers The Avasent Group Priscilla Aycock and Jim Blum Helaine Bader Warrenetta Baker Elizabeth Ballantine Ballard Spahr, LLP Frederic Ballard Marion Scattergood Ballard Bank of America Jennifer Banks Joanne Barker Kathy Barlow Susan Baron Maria-Paz Barrientos Katie Barta Lisa Bartolomei Susan Basile Cecily Baskir Natalie Baughman Anna Bavier BDO Susan Bell Vicki Bendure Bendure Communications Ernestine Benedict Lisa Benjamin John Bentivoglio Bernstein Family Foundation Melvin Bergheim Carolyn Berkowitz Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation Lisa Bernstein Christina Best Alisha Bhagat Paige Blache Mikel Blair Valerie Blitgen Stephanie Bluma Delores Boehmer The Boeing Company Kathy Bonk Booz Allen Hamilton Elizabeth Boris

Katherine Borsecnik Sally Boulter Bounce Network, LLC Karla Bousquet Anne Boyce Elizabeth Roberts Boyle Jackie Bradford Sheri Brady Susan Haas Bralove Eileen Bramlet Susan Brewer Deborah Briceland-Betts Patrice King Brickman Virginia Broaddus Jamie Brock Donella Brockington Marian Brodsky Jenny Brody Karen Brown Felicia Brown Amy Brown Mark Brown Allyson Lee Browne Beth Brummel Candice Bryant Jan Buresh Caitlin Burnett Susan Butler Anne Cacace The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Peggy Cooper Cafritz Phyllis and Barry Caldwell Donna Callejon and Deborah Whiteside Virginia Savage Callis Calvert Group, Ltd. Diane Camper Joann Cangelosi Robin Cantor Capital One Christine Carpino Carroll Wireless, L.P. E. Eugene Carter Elizabeth Carter Aimee Carter Audrey Carter Mary Kate Cary The Annie E. Casey Foundation Renee Casimir Tanja Castro CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (CBRE) Charles Cerf and Cindy Dunbar Julie Chapman Sally Chapoton Heather Charkatz Nancy Cherner Hope Childs Sue Lin Chong Michael Ciatti City First Bank of DC Jody Clark Laurie Clarke Marjorie Clifton

BA Cockburn Erin Cochran Patti Nuttycombe Cochran Kristin Jensen Cohen Suzy Cohen Michelle Cohen Janet Langhart Cohen Kathleen Colbert Alice Coleman Faye Coleman Maurita Coley Colella Photography Colonial Parking, Inc. Roberta Colton Cheri Combs Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Colleen Conry and Karen Fisher Jill Conway Ellen Coppley Anne L. Corbett Jennifer Cortner Laura Cortner Carolyn Corwin Cynthia Costello Paige Cottingham-Streater Nicole Cozier Mariah Craven William Craven and Debra Carlton Jean Crocker Susan Crowley Ann Pelham Cullen Margery Cunningham Audra Cunningham Sherry Cushman Doris Cutler Kim Natovitz Cutler Kae Dakin Sally D'Amato Diana Daniels Danya International Siobhan Davenport Julie Davis Sabrina Davis Lisa and Porter Dawson Karen Degerberg and Andrew Sandler Deloitte Beverly Denbo Lindsey Dendy Stacey Deorzio Andrea Dettelbach Linda DeViney Sally Dick Mary Dickie Allison Cryor DiNardo Joan Dine Daniel Donovan Joseph Dorn Margaret Downey Darian Downs Elisebeth T. Driscoll

Everyday philanthropy... Amy Dunbar Thomasenia Duncan Barbara Dunn Jenny Sue Dunner Tracy Gene Durkin Kathy Dweck Allison Dyer Lynda Edwards Hon. Donna Edwards Diane Eichner Andrew Eisel Lara Eisenberg Kelley Ellsworth Denise Calloway El Omary Laurie Emrich Charles J. Engel Enterprise Holdings Foundation James Epstein Sally Anne Epstein Virginia Esposito Eileen Essaye Monica Estabrooke Rae Evans Robin Gage Evans Kathryn Everett Kaia Evert ExxonMobil Foundation Tracy Falkowitz The Family Firm Fannie Mae Joseph Fanone Laura Faul Nancy Fax Gail Feagles Pam and Richard Feinstein Andrew Felber Joanene Feldman Mary Ferguson Faye Fields Fight for Children Cathy Fink Jennifer Fiore Lisa Claudy Fleischman Janet Fleischman Anne Fleming Anna Flores Robin Anne Floyd Krista Fogleman Olanike Folayan Nancy McElroy Folger Forest City Washington Laura Forman Betsy Forster Brandon Fortune Melissa Fox Lois Frankel Heather Perram Frank Freddie Mac Foundation Helen French Alice Anne Freund Katherine Korman Frey Jatrice Martel Gaiter Seema Gajwani Julia Galdo Kari Galloway Deborah Gandy Jamie Gardner Barbara Garlock Alice Gasch Chris Gattuso GE Foundation Nathan Gendelman George Washington University Elizabeth Gere Susan Gertz

Gill Foundation Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Marisa Glassman Denise Glassman Elisa Buono Glazer Rhoda Glickman The Global Fund for Children Ruth Goins Debra Goldberg Diana Goldberg Stephen A. and Diana L. Goldberg Foundation, Inc. Nancy Golding Sarah Goldfrank Connie Golleher Sandra Goodbody E. Kelly Goode Goodwill of Greater Washington Elizabeth Gordon Nicola Goren and Andrew Cohen Margery Gottfried Mary Granger Lisa Gray Graystone Consulting Tara Greco Teresa Green Emily Greenberg Lauren Greenberger Leneta Gregorie Susan Griffey James Griffin Robert and Laura Grimm Nina Gross Beth Grupp Linda Haan Michele Hagans Anne Hale Johnson Aurie Hall and Marcy Wilder Paula Hamill Julie Hamre Emerson Hamsa Janis Hamsa Lloyd Hand and Associates, LLC Laura Handman and Harold Ickes Lisa Handy and Aura Kanegis P. Kaye Hanifee Susan Hanley Deborah Harmon Michele Fantt Harris Leon Harris Jodie Harris Ellen Harris Julie Harter Bernadette Harvey Susan Hasten Holidae Hayes John Hecklinger Christine Henck Jane Henrici L. Ann Herzog Ted Hester Karen K. Hibey Patricia Higginbotham Angela M. Hill Hilton Worldwide Hobo International Alice Hockenbury Alice and Dan Hogans Elizabeth Holleman The Holleman Companies Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Earl Holman Holy Cross Hospital Hilary Barnes Hoopes

Andrea Hopkins Ilaya Hopkins Julia Horman Lynne Horning Nicole Ho-Sang Jennifer Howard-Doering Mel Hsieh Elizabeth Hudson Jenna Hudson Gail Hughes PJ Humphrey Erin Hutchens Kiera Hynninen Beth Inabinett ING Ginna Ingram Elizabeth Ingram Jennifer Iras Cathy Isaacson Elizabeth Isaacson Maureen Jackman Linda M. Jackson Alice Jacobs Carolyn Jacobson Leslie B. Jacobson Julie Jakopic Barbara James-Repetti Niambi Jarvis Patricia Jayne Julie Jensen Elizabeth Rose Jerome China Jessup Sandra Brock Jibrell Eve-Lyn Emory Johnson Jane Fox Johnson Beth Johnson Robin Johnson Amy Johnson Leonade Jones J. Lisa Jorgenson Deborah Jospin Laura Lowenthal Kalick Sue Kalweit Lynn Kanter Stephanie Kanwit Lori Kaplan Gilbert Kaplan Debrito Laly Kassa Irene Katz Diana Katz Susan Kaul Heather Kaye KCIC Kirsten Keating Michelle Keegan Janet Kelley Ariana Kelly Patricia Kelly Anne Kendall Eileen Kessler Barbara King Nannette King King & Spalding, LLC Barbara Kinosky Jennifer Klein Barbara Kline Sally Kline Preeti Kochar Karen Kogod Stacey Kohl Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot Jay Korman Corrine Kosar Melissa Krause

Gifts were made in honor of the following individuals: In Honor of Barb Alderdice by Gail Murphy In Honor of Emily Block by Cheryl Morris In Honor of Team WAWF! & Stephanie Bluma by Donna Callejon In Honor of Martha W. Brame by Brandon Fortune In Honor of Patrice King Brickman by Susan King Vietmeyer In Honor of Karen D. Brown by Phyllis Caldwell In Honor of Phyllis Caldwell by Anne Corbett Violet Rutledge In Honor of Andrea Dettelbach by Stacey Kohl In Honor of The Ekstrom & Paoletti Women by Erin Paoletti In Honor of Lorraine Fells by Stacy Beck In Honor of Deb Fischbach by Donna Wiedeman In Honor of Fisher/Evans Wedding by Mary Ferguson Mel Hsieh In Honor of Corinne Fitch by Sandy Wade In Honor of The 100th Birthday of Dorothy Frank by Heather Perram Frank In Honor of Jaqui French by Helen French In Honor of Patrice King Brickman & Doreen Gentzler by Sandra Jibrell In Honor of Leora Goren by Nicola Goren In Honor of Nicola Goren by Amy Weissman

Ensuring that women and girls reach their full potential...

Gifts were made in honor of the following individuals: In Honor of My Grandchildren by Harriet Shugerman In Honor of Kristie Greco by Tara Greco In Honor of Danya Handelsman by Harriet Shugerman In Honor of Flicky Hartman by Rebecca Roberts In Honor of Cathy Isaacson by Elizabeth Isaacson Nancy Rubin Diana Wright In Honor of Lynda Jarvis by Helen French In Honor of Sandra Brock Jibrell by Barbara Dunn In Honor of Birth of Sandy Jibrell's First Grandchild by Rachel Kronowitz In Honor of Katy by Dorothy Skobba In Honor of Rachel & Bailee Kronowitz by Jan Solomon In Honor of Rachel Kronowitz by Jennifer Klein In Honor of The LEAP Girls and our Rainmakers Supporters by Deena Disraelly In Honor of Kimberly Linton by Rosetta Thurman In Honor of Jennifer Lockwood -Shabat by Anne Boyce Sandra Hawkins Tom & Cammie Hutchings Heather Lawrence Christopher Lockwood Cora MacPherson Elizabeth Nolan Elizabeth Page Whitney Painter Jill Scherer Donna Wiedeman

Dori Kreiger Bailee Kronowitz Rachel Kronowitz Joan Kuriansky Katherine K. Lacy Carrie Lake Sara Akman Lange Kitty Lansdale Sherburne Laughlin Diane Lebson Karen Leder Legacy Legg Mason Trust Elissa Powell Leonard Deborah Leshner Debra Fried Levin Deborah Levine Faith Lewis Marcia Lim Naomi Lindahl Deborah Pollack Lindenberg Susan Vener Linsky Dianne Chasen Lipsey Jan A. Lipson Catherine Lockman Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat Laura Loeb Stacey Long Norma Y. Lopez Pamela Loprest Alyssa Lovegrove Jennifer Loven Eugene Ludwig Dorothea Lyas Elisabeth Lyons Elizabeth Lytle Virginia MacLaury Elizabeth MacLeish Mary Maginniss Elizabeth Brooks Mailander Mary Bogle Malzahn Carolynn Mambu Rbecca Manicone Joyce Manchester Vicky Marchand Carolyn Wimbly Martin Terry Martin Karen Martin and Mark Bauman Bethany Matz Patricia Mayo Patrick McCarthy Nancy McConnell Robin McCune Suzanne McDowell Mary Louise McGee Patricia McGuire Sharon McMichael Sabrina McMillian Carol Lynn McNair Tracy L. McNeil Martin McNerney Edna Greene Medford Sara Melendez Rita Maha Melhem Katherine Mereand Caroline Ramsay Merriam Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Laura Meyers Shari Miles-Cohen and Earl Cohen Milestone Advisors L.L.C. Miller's Office Products

Doreen Gentzler Miller Marlee Miller and James Asendio Patricia Miller Rachel Miller Stacey Miller Rebecca Milliken Aisha C. Mills Nancy Minkoff Carol Minkoff Minkoff Company, Inc. Builders and General Contractors Karen L. Moore Mary Moore Constance Morella Kerry Morgan The Moriah Fund Cheryl Gilbert Morris Anne Morrison Karen Belfield Morrison Susan Moser Anne Mosle Kelly Munly Stacey Murchison Gail Murphy Ellen Myerberg Claudia Nagan Barbara Nalls Amy Nathan National Geographic Society Navigant Consulting NBC 4 Kathleen Nelick Terri Spahr Nelson Lois Nembhard Oramenta Newsome Linda Nguyen Gail Nordheimer Glynis A. Noyes NPower Greater DC Region Scott Nurmi Tamra-Shae Oatman Belle Brooks O'Brien Anne O'Brien Joan Ochi Jeannette O'Connor Regina Oldak Laura Olle Tori O'Neal-McElrath William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation Open Society Institute Stephen Orava Donna V.S. Ortega Elissa Gordon Oshinsky Janice Hamilton Outtz Margaret Owens Lynn Panagos Gwen Paro Sue Ellen Parrott Lynn Parseghian Karen Paul-Stern Kim Paymaster Heather Peeler Renny Perdue Charlotte Perret Laurie Perry Deena Pers Lena Peterson Sybil Peterson Lee Mills Petty The Pew Charitable Trusts James T. Phalen Jan Piercy

Mary Joy Pigozzi Cornelia Pillard LeRoy Pingho Vivian Pinn PNC Financial Services Group PNC Foundation Denise Pope Margaret Porta Aquila C. Powell Dana Powell Diane Powers Marjorie Pray Ravida Preston Melissa Preston Susan Price Judy Priven Natalie Proffit Soula Proxenos Public Welfare Foundation Donna Purchase Kathleen Purtill Sylvia Quinton Lisa Racioppi Kathy Raffa Dale Rainville Judith Ramey Sai Rao RBC Wealth Management Beverly Sobel Redler Kim Redlich Shelley Reese Kelly Reeves Margo Reid Elaine Reuben Evelyn Kim Rhim Katherine Rhyne Robbie Rich Timothy Richards Cheryl Richardson Judy Assmus Riggs Andrea Roane Marianne Robb Rebecca Roberts and Dan Hartman Corrine Roberts Donna Roberts Berit Robertson Mary Robinson Shelley Robinson Laurie Arena Rocha Sherry Rockey The Rocksprings Foundation Nalini Rogers Sarah Roma Eduardo Romero Deborah Rose Donna Rosen Gail Ross Jeanne Rossomme Lizette Rouson-Benefield Brigette Rouson Vivian Rouson Nicholas Roy RP3 Agency Nancy Rubin Sandra Rubin Gwen Rubinstein Ellen Ruina Frances Rumford Lynn Sachs Louise Sagalyn Shirley Sagawa Ka'Ron Salli Deborah Ratner Salzberg

Betty Sams Kaye Savage Diane Schaefer Elizabeth Schaffer Linda Schakel Tess Scharlemann Grace Wiggins Schauer Karen Schaufeld Ester Scheibel Dorothy Schey Ranit Schmelzer Virginia Schneider Sandra Schneider Elisabeth Posner Schouten Virginia Austin Schubert Marilynn L. Schuyler Teresa Schwartz Tuti Scott Vicki Seyfert-Margolis Susannah and John Shakow Julie L. Shane Suzanne Shapiro Marjorie Share Amy Falk Sheldon Margery Leveen Sher Bill Shingleton Paula Shoecraft Elizabeth Shore Harriet Shugerman Patricia Silberman Jennifer Silberman Elena Silva Silver Peak Reit, Inc. Margaret Simms Kedron Simon Marjorie Sims Rebekah Sims Jeffrey Slavin Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation Lois Slavkin Leslie Smith Deborah Smith Dianne J. Smith Beatrice Snyder Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Joseph Sedwick Sollers Jan Solomon Tara Sonenshine Justine Song Lidia Soto-Harmon Renee M. Soulliard Robin Sparks Mary Jo Speier Thomas Spulak Susan Spurlark Catherine Shaw Stanton Linda Steckley Sydnee Stein Kay Stevens Donna Stienstra Judith Stockmon Lee Stokes Linda Stokes Sondra Stokes

Susan Straus Courtney Straus Elizabeth Schroeder Stribling Cynthia Stroman Daniel Studnicky The SunDial Foundation Kevin R. Sullivan Lila O. Sullivan Steve Sullivan Cathy Sulzberger Sharyn Sutton Christy Swanson Andrea Syphax Sylvia Mosley Syphax Peter Tatian Sandra Taylor Elizabeth Taylor James Taylor Christina Tchen Andrea Tecce Osceola Thomas Barbara Strom Thompson Peter Thompson Thompson, Loss & Judge, LLP Claudia Thorne Evelyn Thornton Rosetta Thurman Trina Tocco Elissa O. Tomanda Denise Tordella Jessica Trease Trinity Washington University Harriet Tritell Margaret H. Tyus Joyce Ulrich Barbara Umbdenstock United Way of the National Capital Area Melissa Urofsky U.S. Chamber of Commerce Polly Vail Ann Van Dusen Emily van Loon Robin Varon Ingrid Vax Verizon Foundation Susan King Vietmeyer James Vines Venture Philanthropy Partners Bradley J. and Katherine M. Vogt Nancy Voisin Volunteers of America Claire Sullivan Voorhees Wachovia Bank Juanita Wade Sandy Wade C. Elizabeth Wagner Jeri Ward Julius Ware Denise Warner Barbara Washburn Washington Business Journal Wendy Weaver Kathie Weinberg Loribeth Weinstein

Christie Weiss Kristen Welch Meredith Wellington Nicole Lewis West Anne West Natalie Wexler Roberta Whalen Elizabeth Whalen Jennifer Whipp Amy Lear White Katherine E. White Wendelin White Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle Donna Wiedeman Wiley Rein, LLP Sonya Williams Diane Simmons Williams Cheryl Scott Williams Tamara Williams Jean Wilson Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Laurie Wingate Susan Wise Sylvia Witaschek W.K. Kellogg Foundation Cathy Wood Judy Woodruff The World Bank Diana Wright Elizabeth Wright Barbara Yentzer Mary Horning Young and Michael P. Young Shana Young Colleen Yushchak Marlene Zakai Mary Zeigler

Gifts were made in celebration of the following:

Gifts were made in honor of the following individuals: In Honor of Wanda Maranda by Helen French In Honor of Lynn McNair by Sandra Taylor In Honor of Kelly O'Connell by ARC Realty In Honor of Lori Potts-Dupre by Emily van Loon In Honor of Regina by Amy Brown In Honor of Cyndy Rosso by Randy Rosso In Honor of Sarah Sims by Marjorie Sims In Honor of Col. Stephanie C Smith, USMC by Deborah Smith In Honor of The Great Staff by Julie Chapman In Honor of Lila O'Brien Sullivan by Claire Voorhees In Honor of Jen Test by Jennifer Leonti

In Celebration of All Girls! by PJ Humphrey

In Honor of Barbara Strom Thompson by Lisa and Porter Dawson Sandra Goodbody Deborah Harmon

In Celebration of Mae Barnes by Donella Brockington

In Honor of The Women of Trinity Washington University by Virginia Broaddus

In Celebration of Virginia Cole by Cornelia Pillard

In Honor of Susan van Loon by Emily van Loon

In Celebration of Pauline Katz by Diana Katz

In Honor of Sandy Wade by Joelle Myers

In Celebration of Marcus and Sasha McNair by Carol McNair In Celebration of Women by Mariah Craven

In Honor of The WAWF Staff by Donna Callejon In Honor of Mollie Weisberg by Michelle Cohen In Honor of Todd Zeigler of The Bivings Group by Mary Zeigler

Our Grantee Partners Since 1998, The Women’s Foundation has funded community-based organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls and help them reach their full potential. As of December 2011, The Women’s Foundation has invested more than $7 million to support over 160 organizations. The full list of our Grantee Partners is below.

A Wider Circle African American Women’s Resource Center AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation Ascensions Community Services, Inc. Asian Women’s Self-Help Association, Inc. Avery House: Halfway House for Women and Children Ayuda Barrios Unidos, Inc. Beacon House Bethel House Boat People SOS Calvary Women’s Shelter at Calvary Women’s Services Capital Area Asset Builders CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Central American Resource Center Centro Familia CentroNía CFED Child Center and Adult Services Children’s National Medical Center: Teen Life Clubs Chinatown Service Center City at Peace DC Community Bridges Community Ministry of Montgomery Country Community Preservation Development Corporation Community Tax Aid, Inc. Computer C.O.R.E. Covenant House Crittenton Services of Greater Washington Crossway Community, Inc. Cultural Academy for Excellence DAARA, Inc. Daughter for the Day, Inc. DC Abortion Fund DC Appleseed DC Coalition on Long Term Care DC Employment Justice Center DC Hunger Solutions DC Rape Crisis Center DC Redwings DC Volunteer Lawyers Project DC Women’s Agenda Digital Sisters Divine Images Network, Inc. Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project Doorways for Women and Families Education Strengthens Families Public Charter School Empower DC Empower Girls, Inc.

End Time Harvest Ministries, Inc. Facilitating Leadership in Youth FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) Fairfax Futures Family Preservation and Strengthening Services Family Support Center Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center Foundation for Appropriate and Temporary Help Friends of Guest House, Inc. From Streets to Skills Social Services, Inc. Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Girls, Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Goodwill of Greater Washington Greater Washington Board of Trade Greater Washington Telecommunications Association (WETA) High Tea Society Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect Hispanics in Philanthropy Homeless Children’s Playtime Project Homestretch Hopkins House Horton’s Kids, Inc. House of Ruth Housing Counseling Services Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County IMPACT Silver Spring Institute for Women’s Policy Research Interfaith Works International Migrants Development Fund Interstages, Inc. Into Safe Arms of Northern Virginia Jobs for Homeless People (JHP), Inc. Jubilee Jobs Kidsave Latin American Youth Center Latino Federation of Greater Washington Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services Lydia’s House Manna, Inc. Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, Inc. Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc. Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization Metropolitan Washington Airports Interfaith Chapel Mission: Readiness Montgomery College Foundation Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic My Sister’s Place National Black Child Development Institute New Community for Children New Neighbors Education Center of Northern Virginia

Engaging in collaborative strategies...

Nonprofit Village Center Northern Virginia Family Service NOVACO Nueva Vida Our Place, DC Parklands Community Center Passion for Learning, Inc. Polaris Project Pregnancy Aid Centers, Inc. Prince George’s Child Resource Center Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation Ramona’s Way Rebecca Project for Human Rights Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington, DC Second Chance Employment Services Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) Silver Spring Interfaith Housing Coalition SOME (So Others Might Eat) Southern Institute on Children & Families—Southern Business Leadership Council St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home Strategic Community Services STRIVE, D.C. Suitland Family Life and Development Corporation Tahirih Justice Center, Inc. Tenants and Workers United

Tenants Empowerment Network of Catholic Community Services The Art League The Campagna Center The Child and Family Network Centers The Training Source, Inc. The Women’s Center The Women’s Collective The Young Women’s Project Thrive DC Through the Kitchen Door International, Inc. Trinity University Urban Alliance Foundation Urban Institute Vehicle for Change Virtuous Enterprises, Inc. Voices for Virginia’s Children Washington Middle School for Girls Wider Opportunities for Women Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc. Workforce Organizations for Regional Collaboration WVSA Arts Connection Y.O.U.R. Community Center Year Up Young Ladies of Tomorrow YWCA of the National Capital Area

Financial Highlights

Like many nonprofits, Washington Area Women’s Foundation was not immune to the effects of the recessionary economy that continued into FY2011; however, we were able to make great strides in limiting its impact. With total revenue of just over $2.52 million and expenses just over $2.71 million, we had a planned-for deficit of $188,000 that was covered by our strong reserve fund. Determined to close the previous year's deficit gap of $642,000, we both raised revenue and cut expenses. Individual donors supported our efforts by increasing their contributions to the foundation by 9.6 percent, and foundation giving increased by 60 percent. The Women’s Foundation is committed to increasing revenue while keeping expenses down in order to build the long-term sustainability of the organization.

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Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization Net fixed assets

Other Assets Pledges rcvbl, noncurrent, net of allowance of $12,936 and $25,628 in 2010 and 2009, respectively






Total other assets Total Assets

312,039 $2,832,416

201,110 $2,628,980

Liabilities and Net Assets Current Liabilities Accounts payable



Accrued expenses



Total current liabilities


48,187 Net Assets

Unrestricted: Undesignated






Total unrestricted



Temporarily restricted



Total net assets



Total Liabilities and Net Assets



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New Board Members

Board of Directors Rachel Kronowitz, Chair Leonade Jones, Vice Chair Cathy Isaacson, Secretary Allison Dyer, Treasurer Nicky Goren, President Carolyn S. Berkowitz Jennifer Cortner Kim Natovitz Cutler Siobahn Davenport Audrey Bracey Deegan Anna M. Flores Deborah Gandy Cathy W. Isaacson Julie Jensen Sandra Brock Jibrell Beth Johnson C. Lynn McNair Alex P. Orfinger Julie L. Rogers Sonal Shah Barbara Strom Thompson

In 2011, The Women’s Foundation welcomed four new members to its board of directors. Audrey Bracey Deegan, Alex Orfinger, Julie Rogers and Sonal Shah bring decades of experience in the highest levels of government, business and philanthropy. Audrey Bracey Deegan is the managing director at OMG Center for Collaborative Learning. She has served as a board member of several national and global organizations that protect and advocate for women and girls. Alex P. Orfinger is the publisher of Washington Business Journal, is active in the local business community and has a long history of service to community boards, including the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the United Way of the National Capital Region. Julie L. Rogers is president and CEO of The Meyer Foundation. A leader in national and regional philanthropy, Julie founded the Washington AIDS Partnership and was the founding chair of Washington Grantmakers. Sonal Shah recently stepped down from her position as deputy assistant to the President and director of the White House Office on Social Innovation and Civic Participation. She has held positions at and Goldman Sachs, Inc. and founded the nonprofit Indicorps. Click here to read the complete bios of all of our board members.

Staff Latricia Allen, Grants Manager Julliet Boye, Development Associate Nicole Cozier, Chief of Strategic Operations Mariah Craven, Director of Communications & Marketing Helen French, Director of Development Maya Garrett, Early Care and Education Program Officer Nicky Goren, President Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, Vice President Donna Wiedeman, Executive Assistant to the President Sequoia Williams, Office Assistant

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