Women's Leadership Guild

Improving women’s and children’s health and wellness by supporting Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs and community needs through the impact of informed, focused philanthropy.

Join us to Celebrate!

Celebrate the "Power to Empower" with Women's Leadership Guild members, guests, Dr. Noel Schulz, and the local non-profits chosen to receive grant awards. 

Thursday, November 9th  |  Noon to 1:30pm  |  Residence Inn of Pullman, 1255 NE North Fairway Dr.

Food and beverages served at this no-cost community event

Special Presentation by: Dr. Noel Schulz, Professor of Engineering and WSU First Lady

 

Empowering Women & Children

Since 2015, the Women’s Leadership Guild has been building a tribe of passionate, take-action, community-focused women who want to empower women and children to live better, healthier lives. Through membership contributions and networking events, the guild awards grants to regional non-profits who provide shelter to homeless families, food to children in need, care for the aging and disabled, and support to grieving and orphaned children.

 

Women's Leadership Guild funds $14,000 in 2017 grant awards!

Thanks to membership contributions and the power of philanthropy, seven regional non-profits will receive a $2,000 grant to empower women and children through health and wellness programs:

  1. Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse—funding to enhance children’s advocacy in the emergency shelter, children’s group and in the public office.

  2. Community Action Center, Food Bank Garden Program—funding for ingredient and supply costs to offer free food, nutrition, and gardening educational opportunities (scratch cooking classes and food budgeting classes) to underserved women and children. 

  3. Families Together for People with Disabilities—funding towards parent education classes to provide parents of a special needs child (age birth to three) education, tools and support for healthy, emotional development, to promote positive parent-child relationships and reduce the chances of child abuse and neglect.

  4. Family Promise of the Palouse—funding to support homeless families obtain a stable income and housing by supplying hygiene and first aid products, gas cards, and supporting parenting classes and Day Center supplies.

  5. iBelieve of the Palouse—funding in support of providing free, healthy meals and a safe meeting place for on collaboration days and during conference weeks.

  6. Jefferson Weekend Snack Pantry—funding to supplement the food available for Pullman School District children and their siblings during weekends and long school breaks with backpacks distributed with age appropriate food choices.

  7. YMCA of the Palouse—supporting the Mission Nutrition program aimed at elementary children in the Y afterschool program.  This teaches children about nutrition, healthy eating and lifestyle choices with hands-on activities for participants to learn food preparation skills..

 

Philanthropy at Work in Your Community

GROW THE GUILD New Member Promotion: $500 contribution!

100% of your annual tax-deductible membership contribution of $1,000 supports women’s and children’s health:

  • 50%: Allocated to Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs for women and children, identified through the Annual Giving for Excellence fund drive
  • 50%: Allocated to local agencies through grant awards

 

Meaningful Membership Benefits

  • Experience the power of philanthropy—enhance women’s and children’s health
  • Select and award grants to improve the health of women and children on the Palouse
  • Stay up-to-date on current women’s and children’s health issues
  • Meet passionate, innovative and dedicated women community leaders
  • Have fun and make new friends
  • Celebrate our success at an annual affair

 

Membership Experience

  • General Membership Meetings (4/year) provide a rich experience to all members through:
  1. Celebration of new members and recognition of current
  2. Educational presentations on critical and emerging needs related to regional women’s and children’s health
  3. Networking and social engagements in a casual, inclusive environment
  4. Review and award grants to local agencies aligned with guild core values
  • Hands-On Activities (2-3): visit and see first-hand how local agencies needing our support serve our community
  • Grant Award Celebration: celebrate the impact of awarded grants and learn about results

 

Membership Commitment

Flexible membership: 20 hours a year
The Women’s Leadership Guild welcomes all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective philanthropy.

 
Join us, and experience the power of philanthropy.

Contact Angie Feuerstein, Women's Leadership Guild Chair (509) 432-8894 wlg@pullmanregional.org or Stephanie Pierce (509) 332-2044 stephanie.pierce@pullmanregional.org at the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation to learn more. Help us build our grant award pool, and make a gift online today!

 

Meet Our Members
Ashley Alred
Guild Chair, 2015-2016; Board Member 2015-present

Ashley was our founding chairperson for the Women’s Leadership Guild, even with a full schedule as a busy mom, business owner, landlord and wife. She loves the country life, drinking coffee, rehabbing homes and most importantly, being a mother. Ashley is surely a woman with many irons in the fire, and lists her mother as her hero.

Lori Ammons
Member

Lori is a mom to four furry dogs and finds herself about as far from home as you can get—she grew up in Florida! She enjoys traveling, photography and supporting various local charities. She believes in the power of a woman, and brings to light that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards in high heels. She wants to be a woman that gets things done.

Shelley Bennett
Board Member, 2015-present

Shelley loves life and believes you can do whatever you set your mind to. As a Women’s Leadership Guild Board member Shelley wants to leave a legacy of giving gobs of money to very deserving entities. When she’s not moving mountains in the commercial real estate business, Shelley enjoys spending time with her two daughters and six grandchildren. You may also find her on a ski slope, in a yoga studio, a garden or a pool.

Carrie Coen
Member

As the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Pullman Regional Hospital, Carrie Coen is passionate about improving the health of all members of our community. She would spend everyday outdoors if she had the option. She enjoys spending time with her patient and kind husband of 35 years, her two grown daughters and her granddaughter. She has a menagerie of animals including: dogs, cats, goats, horses and chickens and of course spends lots of time cleaning up after them. She also enjoys photography, gardening, music, reading and exercising. Marie Curie, Virginia Apgar and her grandmother are all women she looks up to.

Angie Feuerstein
Chair, 2017-present

Angie graduated from WSU in 1981 and hasn’t left since. She loves the international community in Pullman and likes to host students. She has four grown children of her own and a spunky and sweet Boston terrier named Oliver. When she’s not making a pleasant home or working she enjoys biking, boating, scrapbooking and creating gluten free and vegan recipes. She travels with her husband and children when time allows. Angie finds heroes in every single mom she’s ever met and Carmento Floyd, the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd’s wife. Notable leaders in her mind are John Wilberforce, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King.

Karen Karpman
Member

Karen hails from New York originally and recently retired as a clinical psychologist. She is exploring the myriad volunteer and recreational opportunities on the Palouse. She enjoys hiking, reading, crosswords, Nia, yoga and tai chi. She has recently engaged in pursuing positive social, environmental and political change through community involvement. Karen finds Martin Luther King, Mahtma Ghandi, Maya Angelou and Harriet Tubman inspiring. Karen sees herself helping to grow the Women’s Leadership Guild and making it an integral part of the community; making a way of life to her favorite quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

Virginia Martinson
Board Member, 2017-present

Virginia has lived on the Palouse since 2009, married to a local boy, she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. She enjoys gardening and enjoying her five cats and one dog when she’s not busy banking. Virginia serves on the Palouse Habitat for Humanity Board and recently began serving on the Women’s Leadership Guild Board. She looks up to all the women who traveled life’s journey before her and made the world a better place. She hopes to connect to the community and be a part of making it a better place. Her favorite quote is, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers

Stephanie Pierce
Member, Staff Support

Stephanie has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1998 and is the mother to four children ages 2 to 15. When she’s not working or shuttling kids to their various activities, Stephanie enjoys gardening, working out, hiking, walking all around Pullman with a baby on her back and eating. Her heroes are the selfless people who do mission work in dangerous, scary and undesirable places around the world. She thinks it’s cool that the same God that created mountains, oceans, galaxies and puppies, thought the world needed one of you too. She hopes to help grow the Guild into an inspiring organization that empowers women, improves the lives of children and serves the community.

Stacey Swift
Member

Stacey is a busy mom to three kids ages 2 to 8 years old. She grew up in the small town of Sprague, WA but has since moved across the border to Moscow. When she’s not banking she likes to watch sports and draws her favorite quote from Michael Jordan, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” John Stockton and her grandmother are also positive role models to Stacey. She hopes that the Women’s Leadership Guild will help grown our communities and make a big impact.

Katie Van Wyngarden
Member

Katie is a proud Coug alumnus and has enjoyed getting to experience the joys of owning a home and the “non-student” side of Pullman. An accountant, when she’s not crunching numbers Katie enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her friends. A very kind woman, Katie’s favorite quote is, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13.

Alison Weigley
Member

Alison loves the idea of empowering women and children and providing a means to help others thrive. She has been involved with the Women’s Leadership Guild for three years, providing support internally. Alison believes in the everyday hero—ordinary people doing extraordinary and meaningful work to make our world better. She enjoys the process behind making a dream, a goal, a new idea come to life—which is why she is so talented with marketing. Alison believes that life begins when the world doesn’t end.

Verna Yockey
Member

Verna is a well-traveled mother of three grown children. She’s traveled the world over and back to the Pacific Northwest because there is no other place so beautiful. A nurse and department director at Pullman Regional Hospital, Verna enjoys hiking, traveling, snorkeling, beach-going, sight-seeing, reading self-help books, girls’ vacations and wine. Maya Angelou’s quote, “When we know better, we do better.” inspires her. She sees her role as a Women’s Leadership Guild member as helping those in need formulate and achieve their goals.

Contact Us

ANGIE FEUERSTEIN, Women’s Leadership Guild Chair (509) 432-8894, or wlg@pullmanregional.org

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP GUILD GIFTS FUNDS TO NON-PROFITS

Read more about how we empower women and children in our region.

Join Us in Making an Impact

Complete a Women’s Leadership Guild Membership Form and return it along with your contribution to: Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200 Pullman, WA 99163

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