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Board of Directors and Officer 2019-2020



Front Row: Celia Canfield, Paula Liang, Laura Midgley, Ellan Bernstien, Dale Clifford, Virginia Jarrett, Jenny Berg

Back Row: Bo Le, Maggie Glasgow, Karen Holly, Colleen Willoughby, Val Kirk, Vicki Sheehan, Sandy Cook, Gwen Wesley, Virginia Mills

not pictured: Avani Desai


Jenny Berg, Immediate Past Chair, Impact 100 (Cincinnati, OH) 

Ellan Bernstein, Impact100 Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Celia Canfield, Secretary, Impact100 Sonoma (Sonoma, CA)

Dale Lothrop Clifford, Women's Giving Alliance (Jacksonville, FL)

Sandy Cook, Impact100 Metro Denver (Denver, CO), Women’s Giving Alliance (Jacksonville, FL)

Avani Desai,100 Women Strong, (Orlando, FL)

Margaret GlasgowGreenville Women Giving, (Greenville, SC)

Karen HollyImpact 100 Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

Virginia (Ginny) Jarrett, Roanoke Women's Foundation (Roanoke, VA)

Val Kirk, Treasurer, Impact Austin, (Austin,TX)

Bo Lee**, Washington Women's Foundation (Seattle, WA)

Paula Liang, Chair, Women's Giving Alliance (Jacksonville, FL) and Impact 100 Palm Beach County (west Palm Beach, FL)

Laura Midgley*Washington Women's Foundation (Seattle, WA) and Wood River Women's Foundation (Ketchum, ID)

Virginia Mills*Womenade Boston and The Philanthropy Connection, (Boston, MA) and Giving WoMN (Minneapolis, MN) 

Vicki Sheehan*Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund (St. Louis, MO)

Gwendolyn WesleySpirit of St. Louis Women's Fund (St. Louis, MO)

Colleen Willoughby*, Washington Women's Foundation (Seattle, WA)

* indicates founding board member 
** indicates ex-officio member

Governance Committee

Board Members

Jenny Berg

Paula Liang

at-large members

Anne Essaye 
Women's Impact Fund, (Charlotte, NC)

Clare O'Brien
Impact 100 Cincinnati, (Cincinnati, OH)

Lynn O'Connell
 Giving Circle of HOPE (Reston, VA), Giving Together (Chevy Chase, MD)

Criteria for board service is here

Board of Directors Application 

Governance Committee Application

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Board Bios

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