In the summer of 2018…

…five friends met with an idea to create a giving circle that would bring together women in West Seattle in order to have a collective impact on the issues affecting the city we love, while providing opportunities to get to know each other better and deepen our education about the things we care about. As we watch West Seattle and our region continue to grow, we reflected on the idea of community and collaboration and how important it is for engaged citizens to connect with each other in meaningful ways.

 Founding members Rachel Lazar, Robin Graham, Amy Huey, Rachel Hagenson, and Kristen Corning Bedford

Founding members Rachel Lazar, Robin Graham, Amy Huey, Rachel Hagenson, and Kristen Corning Bedford

The goals of this group are twofold:

  • to create greater impact by joining together and directing our giving toward shared goals

  • to cultivate a community of philanthropists who are passionate about creating change and willing to act together, supporting both our group and individual giving goals

Values

We value education, community, impact and equity. These values inform our collective work in the community and with each other.

Vision

Women positively impact their communities when they work together.

Mission

Impact | West Seattle uses the power of collective giving to transform our community.

We’re always looking for individuals who want to help lead this collective. If you’re interested in being more involved, drop us a line: info@impactwestseattle.com We’d love to hear from you!