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PEP Event

Power of Extended Philanthropy

PEP is committed to creating sustained support and security for WFCO's mission. Systemic change takes time and requires long-term investment. PEP members are women and men who pledge an unrestricted gift of at least $1,000 per year for three years to ensure WFCO can make better plans, fund more powerful projects, and make a difference over time.

Collectively, PEP members' investments comprise 20% of WFCO's annual operating budget and total more than $3 million to date. PEP truly demonstrates WFCO's motto: Together. We are Powerful.

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Empowerment Council

The Empowerment Council is a community of emerging philanthropists who seek to effect change and contribute to the empowerment of Colorado's women and girls through economic self-sufficiency. Council members make a one-year-minimum unrestricted gift of $500, which supports WFCO's goals while providing an opportunity for members to meet other young philanthropists. Members also plan and host several "community conversations," which are educational events that bring together individuals, students, nonprofits, and businesses for lively discussions.

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 Empowerment Council Event
Tolu Obiwole 2015 Denver Luncheon

Annual Luncheon

Our Annual Luncheon is one of the state's largest annual gatherings of diverse communities and sectors focusing on women and girls. If you would like to be more involved, our luncheon committee helps us raise awareness and secure support among companies and individuals statewide. It is largely through their efforts that the Annual Luncheon attracts approximately 2,000 people each year. This year's luncheon is September 28, 2017.

For more information, contact Colleen LaFontaine at

Donor-Advised Funds

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle maintained at WFCO to support the causes and organizations serving women and girls that you love most. A DAF allows you to contribute to multiple charitable organizations, take advantage of staff expertise to fulfill your giving wishes, inspire the next generation, and build a legacy of philanthropy for your family while receiving a tax benefit. DAFs can be opened with WFCO for as little as $2,500. Learn more or contact Renee Ferrufino, Vice President of Development, 303-285-2969, or


Statewide Events and Committees

From an intimate concert with local musicians to an evening soiree and auction, we have annual fundraising events in each of our regions that are open to the public. Our committee members in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Northern Colorado, Pueblo, and the Vail Valley plan these fundraising events so that women and girls in their regions and throughout Colorado can be hopeful about their futures. Committee members also host grantwriting workshops for nonprofits and educational community events.

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Women Will

Women Will is a group of individuals who have chosen to leave a bequest or other type of planned gift to WFCO. If you have included WFCO in your estate plans, thank you, and please let us know so we can acknowledge your commitment. Learn more or contact Kristina Vaio at or 303-285-2967.


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