2022 Women's Leadership Guild Grant Awards Celebration

Join us at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 6:000-7:30pm for grant awards celebrations.  See who was awarded funds from the Women's Leadership Guild this grant cycle: 

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. Since 2015, the Women's Leadership Guild has successfully raised more than $240,000 in funds to support local non-profits and the hospital's highest needs. Join us! We want you to experience the joy of helping women and children. 

Women's Leadership Guild funds $10,000 in 2021-2022 grant awards!

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

  • Community Action Centerfunding to support the Mobile Farm Stand to provide diapers and nutritious food for families in need.
  • Palouse Habitat for Humanityfunding to support the Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale to help those starting over after the Pine Creek Community Fire and those escaping domestic violence through Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse. 
  • Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hopefinancially assisting cancer patients living in Whitman and Latah County to help enrich and enhance the lives of those in active cancer treatment.
  • Palouse Discovery Science Centersupporting Mudskippers, an outdoor program to engage children, their siblings, and caregivers in curiosity and exploration outside.
  • YMCA of the Palousefinancially supporting one-on-one tutoring services to youth in the Pullman School District for any child needing help, at no cost to families. 
Help us build our grant award pool, and make a gift online today!


Philanthropy at Work in Your Community

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


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.

Stephanie Pierce (509) 332-2044 stephanie.pierce@pullmanregional.org at the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation to learn more. 


Our Members

Heidi Benjamin
Verna Bergmann
Bernadette Berney
Valerie Branson
Laurie Caraher
Lynda Carey
BJ Carlson
Carol Chipman
Carrie Coen
Karen Davis-Morris
Debi Dockins
Anna Engle
Jeannie Eylar
Angie Feuerstein
Ginger Flynn
Tricia Grantham
Vicki Jahns
Erin Jessup
Dustene Johnston
Karen Karpman
Shileen Leinweber
Jean Logan
Virginia Martinson
Miranda O'Connell
Sandy O'Keefe
Cheryl Oliver
Kathleen Peringer
Stephanie Pierce
Karly Port
Anette Rector
Noel Schulz
Susie Skavdahl
Stacey Swift
Jenny Thomas
Lenore Turman
Natalie Walsborn
Alison Weigley
Nicole Whitehead
Diane Whittick
Sandra Woodrow
Katie Van Wyngarden