A Message from the WHF Foundation President

Dear WHF Members –

Thank you.

Earlier this month we launched our new Partner Series/Lunch-and-Learn and we are so excited that it is shaping up to be a success. We are bringing amazing virtual content to our members AND raising money for our partners. Every day our partners are assisting women and families navigate the challenges of COVID-19, domestic violence and other economic and financial challenges. We are so proud that WHF members are doing their part to support them.

Today we are launching one more opportunity for you to help with our first ever virtual fundraising event - #DoYourPart - https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/foundation-partner-event 


What does “Do Your Part” mean? It means doing your part to support WHFF's partner organizations. You can run, walk, TikTok, do a virtual Zoom class - whatever you can do to financially support our partners and to also do your part to flatten the curve and help out our nurses, doctors and first responders.

So What Do YOU Have to Do to Participate?

It's easy.

Step 1.Register. Registration costs $100.

Step 2. Do Your Part. You can do anything. Are you a runner?  Do a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon... Not a runner? Not a problem! Choose any activity you want! Support your local restaurant and buy your favorite dinner (trust me, this quarantine has taught me that ordering dinner is an activity).

Step 3. When you finish your activity - post it to social media and tag us! So if you ran post a picture of you post-run with all the miles you racked up. If you bought dinner post a picture of your dinner (or empty plate, either works).

If you’ve never participated in a virtual fundraising effort before, it’s an easy way for members to donate and raise money for important charities. Instead of selling tickets to a “large-gathering” gala, you can “sell tickets” to a video happy hour, by asking your family and friends to contribute to your Team. Instead of soliciting pledges for an organized 5K race, you can solicit pledges for your “socially distanced” 5K. And the more you share your efforts on social media (using #DoYourPart), the more fun you’ll have and the more funds you’ll raise.

We are on Twitter and Instagram! Use the hashtag: #DoYourPart
Insta: @whffoundationdc
Twitter: @WHF_DC and @WHFFoundationDC

What Can I Get for Doing My Part?

Top fundraisers will be announced at our June annual meeting. If you raise $100 you will get a headband; $250 a rally towel; and $500 a mask. Swag will be delivered after the campaign ends.

What if I Just Want to Support the Cause But I Don’t want to Register?

No worries! You can support the team by buying some swag (headband, rally towel or mask) or just making a donation in the amount of your choosing.

What is the Tip?

The tip amount goes to the platform to offset costs for the fundraising.

Virtual events and fundraising is a new adventure for us, and we are working hard to make this an easy and fun process. If you have any questions about how to participate do not hesitate to contact WHF and we will help resolve your problem.

Thank you! Enjoy your fundraising!

Suzanne Garwood
WHF Foundation President

PS –

Our Partners: 
Bridges to Independence:https://bridges2.org
Open Arms Housing: https://openarmshousing.org




Date: August 18, 2020 
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm 
Location: Venable LLP, 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001

The Women and Housing and Finance, Inc. (WHF) 2020 Annual Symposium entitled “What You Need to Know in Compliance Policy and Regulation Today” will focus on key compliance policies and regulations impacting the financial services industry.  Director Kathy Kraninger of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will serve as the morning keynote speaker, and panelists will address topics including a) congress’ role in regulatory affairs, b) how policy makers are addressing growing consumer debt, c) the ever-shifting landscape of privacy laws and regulation, and d) independent mortgage banker (IMB) hot topics.  Additionally, Precious Williams, a world-class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and helps them take their professional speaking skills to the next level, will serve as the afternoon keynote speaker.

Please continue to check back frequently as we will continue to add to the agenda.

Keynote Speakers: 

 Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau






 Precious Williams, Founder and CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious 







Our Community Partners are going through difficult times. Please click on their donations pages to help.

Bridges to Independence (VA) -- https://bridges2.org/
Calvary Women's Services (DC) -- https://www.calvaryservices.org/
Doorways for Women and Families (VA) -- https://www.doorwaysva.org/
Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services (VA) -- http://www.goodhousing.org/
Interfaith Works (MD) --http://www.iworksmc.org/
Open Arms Housing (DC) -- http://www.openarmshousing.org/

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