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Women’s History Month: Looking Back at SDWF Milestones

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I’m looking back on the achievements (and challenges!) of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF).

As the executive director of SDWF, I firmly believe that a network of determined, committed women can reach nearly any goal. And our history proves that.

Founded as a supporting organization of The San Diego Foundation, SDWF has grown to an organization of more than 215 members. Our mission is to educate and inspire women to engage in collective philanthropy. A membership grantmaking organization, SDWF has engaged over 600 women in its philanthropic process.

SDWF Cindy Olmstead and Jacqueline Bell

SDWF founder and past board member Cindy Olmstead (left) poses with board member Jacqueline Bell at a recent SDWF event. SDWF reached $2 million in lifetime grantmaking under the leadership of Olmstead.

San Diego Women’s Foundation Milestones

Here is a quick look back at what we’ve accomplished together at SDWF and the leading women who helped us reach these milestones:

As 2018 continues, we’re continuing to blaze a path of effective, innovative philanthropy. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished together, and even more excited about what lays ahead.

With this phenomenal network of talented, connected women, the sky is the limit – women truly can do more than woman!

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About Katie Sawyer

Katie SawyerKatie oversees day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), ensuring that programs and services delivered are consistent with the organization’s mission to engage women in significant philanthropy. Katie works closely with SDWF board of directors, members, community partners and staff to guide an effective grantmaking process and to provide programming that helps members become more savvy, strategic philanthropists.

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