Making a positive impact on the lives of Women + Children of South Central Kentucky, now and forever.

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The Women’s Fund operates under the auspices of The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky, whose mission is to encourage philanthropic giving for the positive impact upon the community for now and generations to come. The Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, builds and oversees a permanent collection of endowment funds, and serves as a trustworthy partner and effective steward in response to community needs and opportunities, while honoring donor intent.

ABOUT THE FUND

WHO ARE WE?

The Women’s Fund is an initiative to bring women together for the purpose of “making a positive impact on the lives of women and children of South Central Kentucky, now and forever” by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives with the same purpose.

WHAT IS A FUND?

The Women’s Fund is both a permanent endowment fund and a nonpermanent fund established to benefit women and children. The fund is managed and invested within the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky. The permanent fund is building a legacy that will impact the lives of women and children in our area forever! The nonpermanent fund provides a significant grant to make an immediate difference in the community.

HOW ARE FUNDS GRANTED?

At the end of each grant cycle, an annual dinner of the membership is held, where grantee finalists are invited to make a presentation about their funding request. Each member of the Women’s Fund will cast one (1) vote in person or by proxy at the annual dinner. The recipient of the impact grant will be determined by majority vote of the fund members. The awards will be announced and awarded that day.

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membership [ support. join. donate. ]

how to become a voting member:

There are 5 levels of membership. Each vote is weighted in relation to level of membership. 

  • FULL MEMBER

    A woman who contributes $1,000 or more, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives one (1) vote per year.

  • FULL MEMBER 110%

    A woman who contributes $1,100 or more, with $100 going to the administrative fund, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives one (1) vote per year.

  • HALF MEMBER

    A woman who makes a donation of $500, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives a ½ vote per year.

  • QUARTER MEMBER

    A woman who makes a donation of $250, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives ¼ vote per year.

  • JUNIOR MEMBER

    A woman $125 [25 yrs + under] who makes a donation of $125, paid in full during the fiscal year [July1-June30] receives a ⅛ vote per year.

  • LIFETIME MEMBER

    One (1) individual contributes a total of $25,000. The individual shall retain one (1) vote per year for their lifetime and the membership may have one successor. [Ask about membership payment options]

  • GIFTS

    Gifts of any amount are appreciated and all who donate will be invited to the annual Presentation of Funds luncheon.

  • HOW CAN I BECOME MORE THAN A MEMBER?

    Do you have time to give, connections to make, ideas to share, or tech-savvy skills to contribute? We need you! Click on the link below for a complete listing of volunteer options.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Join Us!

MEMBERSHIP FORMClick to download PDF membership form. PAY DUES ONLINE

JOIN THE WOMEN'S FUND email list

BE A MAN,
SUPPORT THE WOMEN'S FUND!

advisory board

The Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky Advisory Board assumes the responsibility of organizing and overseeing the solicitation of contributions to the fund, membership activity, annual meeting and grant making activities. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the board of trustees of The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky with regard to all grants awarded from the permanent and nonpermanent funds.

2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jennifer Wethington | Executive Director

Cara Benningfield | Chair

Sandy Sealey | Vice Chair

Dena Nelsen | Treasurer

Nancy Brandenburg | Secretary

Page Beard

Kathy Kemp

Debbie McCormick

Elizabeth McKinney

Regina Newell

Kathleen Overton

Emily Pride

Sherrie Sheets

Monica Taylor

Shannon Vitale

2013 FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jennifer Wethington | Executive Director

Shannon Vitale | Chair

Shatana Johnson | Vice Chair

Cara Benningfield

Mary Bryant

Teresa Faulkner

Lindsey Houchin

Romanza Johnson

Stacey Sims

Kendra Sutton

Regina Webb

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diamond level sponsors

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pearl level sponsors

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in-kind sponsors

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annual reports

2014

women's fund annual report 2014

2015

women's fund annual report 2015

2016

women's fund annual report 2016

2017

women's fund annual report 2017

2018

women's fund annual report 2017