Opportunity Fund

The purpose of the Women Leaders in College Sports Opportunity Fund is to bring the organization's infrastructure up to the level needed both to support current membership and services and to grow membership and services to the desired level. In addition, the Opportunity Fund finances start-up costs for new programs and services to directly benefit Women Leaders in College Sports members. 

Past Presidents Initiate New Level of Funding Commemorating the 40th Anniversary /// President's Fund

In 2019, in celebration of Women Leaders in College Sports 40th anniversary, the Women Leaders Past Presidents came together in service of the organization and committed their personal funds to continue building this organization’s capacity and ability to serve its members. The President’s Fund is committed to an elevated level of giving—a gift of $7,500 over the next five years—built upon the success of the 5n5 Campaign started during the 35th Anniversary. Like the 5n5 Campaign, donations to the President’s Fund will be used to help bring the organization’s infrastructure up to the level needed to support a growing membership.

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We want to recognize and thank the 12 women who established the President’s Fund. These women are a living example of our “lift as you rise” mantra and are a Force for the Future through their leadership and generosity.
 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the President’s Fund campaign, email Robyn Matthews or call 816-389-8200.
 
Donations to the Opportunity Fund are 100% tax-deductible; Women Leaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 56-2186122). 

5n5 Fund for Impact

In 2014, in celebration of Women Leaders in College Sports 35th anniversary, the organization launched the 5n5 Campaign, a circle of donors pledging a gift of $5,000 over five years to support the Opportunity Fund. A very sincere thanks goes to Vicky Chun, Director of Athletics at Yale University, for launching this member-driven campaign.  

To make a 5n5 pledge, email Robyn Matthews or call 816-389-8222. 5n5 payments can be made on a quarterly, annual, or one-time basis.

Donations to the Opportunity Fund are 100% tax-deductible; Women Leaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 56-2186122).


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Women Leaders in College Sports Current 5n5 Supporters

Val Ackerman
Joeleen Akin
Debbie Antonelli
Keri Becker
Jill Bodensteiner
Darlene Camacho
Jen Cohen
Melissa Conboy
Susan Cross Lipnickey
Brian Curtis
Katie Fraumann
Sherryta Freeman
Vanessa Fuchs
Beth Goetz
Kelley Hartley Hutton
Jen Heppel
Lynn Hickey*
Leslie Irvine
Sara Liebscher
Felicia Martin
Robyn Matthews
Ingrid Wicker McCree
Maggie McKinley
Marilyn McNeil
Jane Miller
Nicki Moore
Derita Ratcliffe
Desiree Reed Francois
Alana Shanahan
Tamica Smith Jones
Adrianne Swinney
Etienne Thomas
Lisa Thuer
Christina Turner
Tanya Vogel
Tracy Warren
Jennifer Williams
Natalie Winkelfoos

 Thank you to our 5n5 supporters who completed their pledge

Betsy Alden
Susan Bassett*
Bridget Belgiovine*
Grace Calhoun
Cindi Dipietrantonio
Jessica Fiebelkorn-Kerr
Pam Gill Fisher*
Cary Groth*
Robin Harris*
Amy Huchthausen
Janet Judge
Karol Kahrs*
Heather Lyke
M. Dianne Murphy*
Chris Plonsky*
Jean Lenti Ponsetto*
Marcia Saneholtz*
Barb Schroeder*
Cathie Schweitzer
Judy Sweet*
Sharon Taylor
Chris Voelz*

* Indicates a Women Leaders in College Sports Past President

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