At our “Well-Spent Million Party” in March of 2009, IWCF launched an endowment plan and the first campaign to begin providing for our long-term sustainability. The response was amazing! We met our goal quickly, invested wisely… and then stopped talking about it.
Consistently running such a lean budget, we’ve chosen not to touch this fund during its first seven years. This year, putting the budget together, we decided it was time to invest a little in infrastructure, freshening up our look and updating our technology systems and support. As we planned our first withdrawal this coming year, we realized many of our members had not had the opportunity to contribute to our endowment. We understand that investing a little more in ourselves NOW will better position us to support our communities in the future.