Introducing Wood River Women’s Foundation brand new virtual engagement tool!
With social distancing guidelines in place, the launch of WRWF ZIP Sessions provides new, virtual opportunities for all members to stay engaged in our mission and to stay connected with each other. ZIP Sessions will, over time, cover a variety of topics relevant to the work of the Foundation with the purpose of further boosting our philanthropic expertise. We are thrilled to bring you this exciting new engagement tool and hope to ‘see’ you participating no matter where you are located!
ZIP Sessions: Series One launched May 5th!
Given the extraordinary conditions resulting from COVID-19, ZIP Sessions launched with Series One: When in a Pandemic – How nonprofits are navigating through the coronavirus landscape. We hear directly from Blaine County nonprofit leaders on the immediate state of their organizations, how they are operating, what decisions they are facing and how these difficult decisions are being made.
Here’s the line up for our Series One kick off:
Episode One: The Crisis Hotline, Tuesday, May 5, 2pm (MT)
We joined Tammy Davis, Executive Director, The Crisis Hotline in conversation with Kat Vanden Heuvel, ZIP Sessions Producer. Since the emergence of Covid-19, calls to The Crisis Hotline have spiked more than 100%. We learned how they are managing this demand while also expanding to include bilingual support. Click here to view the video of this session.
Episode Two: “I Have A Dream” Foundation, Tuesday, May 19, 11am (MT)
We joined Laura Rose Lewis, Executive Director, “I Have a Dream” Foundation in conversation with Kat Vanden Heuvel, ZIP Sessions Producer. We learned how they are helping students navigate the coronavirus and virtual education platforms while looking ahead to scale up their summertime programs in order to reach even more kids. Click here to view the video of this session.
Episode Three: Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Thursday, June 4th, 11am (MT)
We joined Lisa Wild, Executive Director, Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley in conversation with Kat Vanden Heuvel, ZIP Sessions Producer. Click here to view the video of this session.
Episode Four: The Senior Connection, Tuesday, June 16th, 11am (MT)
We joined Teresa Beahen Lipman, Executive Director, The Senior Connection in conversation with Kat Vanden Heuvel, ZIP Sessions Producer. Click here to view the video of this session.
ZIP Sessions: Education Series launched June 24th!
We are excited to announce the launch of the Education Series!
Episode One: So How DO I “Examine My Privilege”?, Wednesday, June 24, 10am, (MT)
We joined Beth McCaw, President and CEO, Washington Women’s Foundation in conversation with Kat Vanden Heuvel, ZIP Sessions producer. We learned how to engage ourselves in “checking our privilege”, whose voices need to be heard, and what actions are key to being better allies with our communities of color. Click here to view the video of this session.
Episode Two: Education ZIP Session: “There is No Away” – An Update on our Collaborative $75,000 Grant Recipients, Thursday, September 24, 5pm, (MT)
Please join us for this important update on our innovative, collaborative $75,000 grant, awarded to a consortium of nonprofits to tackle a major environmental challenge. Look beyond the COVID-19 crisis and hear about the progress being made toward an effective waste management and recycling program for Blaine County. Learn about why this project is so important for our future well-being. Presenters will be Sharon Patterson Grant, Ketchum Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC), Lexie Praggastis of the Sun Valley Institute: A Center for Resilience (SVI), and Lindsay Mollineaux of the Environmental Resource Center. Click here to view our calendar and register.
Please contact Christina Bauer, WRWF Executive Assistant with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208.309.2530. We hope you will join us for our ZIP Sessions!
WRWF ZoomIntoPhilanthropy team,
Kat Vanden Heuvel, Producer
Sandy McCullough, Communications Committee Chair