Mission, Vision, and Goals

Mission

The mission of Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is to engage and empower a diverse group of women with opportunities to collaborate and support the PA Foundation.

Vision

The vision of WIP is to develop a culture of dynamic giving by women to advance the work of the PA Foundation.

Goals:

  • Inspire and mentor a community of women to engage locally and globally in philanthropy through the PA Foundation
  • Recognize and empower PA women making a difference in healthcare and their communities
  • Support and carry out the mission of the PA Foundation

Join or Sponsor WIP

Note from Our Chair

Welcome to Women in Philanthropy (WIP)! You are here at a good time – our network is in its infancy, and we’re excited to come together and work toward our mission of inspiring women PAs, our friends, and PA advocates to become volunteers and philanthropists. We’re also working to educate people about the PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the PA profession.

Did you realize women now make up almost 70% of the PA profession? Our goal is to establish a giving circle of women dedicated to philanthropy and united by an interest in mentoring others. By joining WIP, we hope you will find a warm and inviting environment with like-minded women who share a similar interest in philanthropic giving and the impact we can have on healthcare in the communities PAs work, live, and serve within.

We provide our network with quarterly learning programming and a newsletter. As we move out of the pandemic, we’re eager to begin social and networking opportunities. Please take a look at our meeting schedule below. We’re meeting virtually for now, but look forward to coordinating activities at upcoming state and national conferences in the future.

Let us know how we can assist you in your philanthropic endeavors in the PA world. We hope you’ll become a part of our network and help us in our efforts to harness the power we have to do good works while leading by example and serving as mentors to future leaders.

Agnes Compagnone, DMSc, PA-C
Chair, Women in Philanthropy

Lead Mentors*

Lead mentors are dedicated voting members who embody the spirit of Women in Philanthropy. Lead mentors inspire and mentor women to engage in philanthropy, while simultaneously highlighting female PAs making a difference in healthcare and in their communities.

Lead mentors are volunteers who fundraise for, educate about, and raise awareness of the mission and work of the PA Foundation.

Raquelle Akavan Yolonda F. Freeman-Hildreth Teresa Ribadeneyra
Jennifer Barnett Lisa Gables Laurie Ryznyk
Katie Beaudoin Debi Gerbert Lynette Sappe-Watkins
Robin Hunter Buskey Bethany Grubb Kathy Scarbalis
Kara Caruthers Catherine R. Judd Beth Smolko
Agnes M. Compagnone Melodie Kolmetz Jennifer A. Snyder
Jennifer Coombs Grace P. Landel Jacqueline J. Spiegel
Linda Delaney Cynthia Lord Michel Statler
Michelle DiBaise Stephanie McGilvray Carolyn Telford
Carla C. Duryee Deanna Najera Tamara Thorn
Elizabeth Eldakar Diana Noller Jennifer Zorn
Mary P. Ettari Josanne K. Pagel Kim Zuber
Lara Francisco Melinda Ann Rawcliffe

Friends*

Friends are dedicated supporters who embody the spirit of Women in Philanthropy. Friends inspire women to engage in philanthropy, while simultaneously highlighting female PAs making a difference in healthcare and in their communities.

Friends are engaged volunteers who fundraise for, educate about, and raise awareness of the mission and work of the PA Foundation.

Adrian Banning Whitney Hewitt Farishta Nahebzada
Marganick Bien-Aime Josie Hunt Candice Oberlies
Gayle Bodner Laura Katers Veronica Padilla
Candra Carr Kimberly Kochanoff Ashley Ramos
Jaymee Castillo Darcie Larimore-Arenas Susan Salahshor
Antoinette Collins Lisa Longoria Linda Jean Sekhon
Lauren Dobbs Sharon Luke Julie Solomon
Dana Domer Jazmine Mayfield Skylar Stewart-Clark
Michelle Duritsch Barbara Miller Tessa Tibben
Melanie Ellis Marlo Miller Aman Tineh
Marcie Fitzgerald Janith Mills Rachel Weinzimmer
Pamela Gregory-Fernandez Eva Montes Alysia Anne Wiley
Kasaundra Heiberger Joy A. Moverley

*Mentors and Friends will be updated on a monthly basis.

Join Us

For more information on Women in Philanthropy and to get involved, contact Emily Hincher at [email protected] or 571-319-4415.

2022 Meeting Dates

  • March 31 (complete)
  • May 23 – Women in Philanthropy Reception at AAPA 2022, 5-6 p.m. – Indianapolis (complete)
  • August 25, 7-8 p.m. ET
  • December 8, 7-8 p.m. ET

News and Articles

April 2021: Virtual Panel on Power of Mentoring Takes Center Stage at Women in Philanthropy Meeting
July 2021: Women in Philanthropy Panel Discussion Centers on Women in the Job Market
September 2021: Taking Care of Business: WIP Highlights PA Entrepreneurs
December 2021: Philanthropy is the Focus at Year-End WIP Meeting


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