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Join the Leadership Circle

The Leadership & Legacy Circle for Girls and Women was formed in 2000 to honor and thank donor-partners for their active investment in creating a world of equal opportunity where women, girls, and all people hold the power to create and lead safe, prosperous lives.

How to Join

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, you join a group of passionate and committed donors as a member of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s Leadership Circle. Receive invitation-only benefits, including the annual Leadership & Legacy Circle Luncheon, which celebrates the generosity and commitment of donor-partners like you. We are grateful for Leadership Circle donor-partners and celebrate your commitment to women and girls in Minnesota.

Flexibility in How, When and Where You Give

  • Give to support general operations, which allows WFMN to be responsive and identify areas of greatest needs
  • Give to any fund that aligns with your passions, such as the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota or the Safety Fund
  • Make your gift on a schedule that works for you: monthly, quarterly, or annual installments

For more information, please contact Stacy Papier-Meister, Associate Director of Advancement, at or 612.236.1827.

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Ways to Give

When you make a gift to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, you join us in our mission to achieve equity for all women and girls in our state, community by community.

Explore below the different ways you can give.

Donor Advised Funds

Build your philanthropic wealth with a charitable savings account. Contributions are tax-deductible in the year the donor transfers money into the donor advised funds.

Gifts of Stock

Donors can support our work through a gift of stock or other assets. Making a stock gift may increase the impact of your gift and has potential tax advantages.

Corporate & Workplace Giving

Maximize your impact with a generous sponsorship, workplace giving, or matching gift.

Online Donations

Your gift funds investment in research, grantmaking, and policy to drive gender and racial equity in Minnesota.

“As a member of the Board of Trustees and a donor, I see myself not only as a partner, but also a champion to increase equity for women and girls.”

Roderic Southhall
WFMN Trustee and Equal Opportunity Consultant and Trainer, Metropolitan Council

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