Wine & Wisdom

WIF is proud to present this year’s Wine & Wisdom event entitled “Queen City Culture: Fresh Perspectives on the Art of Leadership.”  The program will include a panel discussion moderated by Andi Stevenson and featuring leaders in the arts & cultural sector.

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WIF Members named 2016 Women of the Year

Jill DinwiddieSusan Patterson and Jill Dinwiddie join a list of 67 civic-minded women who for six decades have helped make Charlotte a more caring city. The award will be presented to both winners on March 22 at the annual “A Woman’s Place” program…


WIF Awards 2015 Grants


Mission Moment

In 2008, WIF awarded a $98,000 education grant to Freedom School Partners to support a Freedom School camp. The plan was to learn from that project and scale the program and expand that opportunity to more children who could benefit from their six-week, literacy-rich summer camp.


Meet WIF Member...

BETSY CONWAY – While well-known in philanthropy circles, people may not know Betsy has her own super power – a photographic memory. It’s a trait she says came in handy when she was in school. She is also a huge Tarheels fan, a tennis player and avid reader…

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Our Impact

The purpose of the Women’s Impact Fund is to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating our membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving.

Lucy Murrey honors WIF and its “Impact!”

Learn more about the impact we are making by reading about our grantees, past and present, HERE.

Read more about our grant recipients in action:  Grantees in Action


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Meet our Members

Meet Karen Keatley

Describing herself as a rational, rather than blind, optimist, Karen’s favorite quote is “Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, and at the same time, confront the most brutal facts of your current realities, whatever they might be.”

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Meet Mary Gallivan

In an organization full of women who lead very full lives, current Board Chair Mary Gallivan still stands out.
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Meet Cynthia Frank

“I joined the Women’s Impact Fund to learn how to give money. Serving on these committees taught me how to ask good questions…how to give money responsibly.”

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Meet Jill Dinwiddie

When asked to describe herself, Jill Dinwiddie thinks for just a few seconds before she replies: “I am a passionate, dedicated, feminist leader.”
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Meet Kelly Katterhagen

Kelly Katterhagen, a member of WIF’s Board of Directors, is an accomplished investment banker, wife and mother of three sons.

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