Meet "Building A Culture of Philanthropy" Panelist, Colleen Willoughby
In September 1995, CityClub founder Colleen Willoughby and four other visionary women established the Washington Women’s Foundation to create a new fund of major money from women donors and to train donors to become effective philanthropists. Since 1996, WWF’s members have invested millions of dollars in hundreds of nonprofit organizations to support five main focus areas: arts and culture, education, environment, health and social services. Today, the Foundation has over 500 members, and the grant committee reviews more than 250 Letters of Inquiry annually. Willoughby served as WWF’s president from 1995 to 2008. Currently, Willoughby is teaming up with the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs to determine if the innovative model of women’s collective giving developed by the Washington Women’s Foundation can be seeded in China.
Willoughby has also served as President of the Junior League of Seattle; chaired the boards of Leadership Tomorrow, The Seattle Children's Home, and the United Way of King County; and served on the boards of The Seattle Foundation, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Saul and Dayee Haas Foundation.
Information courtesy of Washington Women's Foundation and University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.