Founded in 1984 by the successful professional women of the Women’s Professional Forum, the WPF Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for women and girls to achieve their leadership and professional dreams. WPF members automatically become WPF Foundation members. They have provided the direction and support for the powerful grant-making program to empower women and girls in Guilford County.

In the last dozen years, the Foundation has made significant community grants of more than $100,000. Additionally, through the Margaret Anne “Peggy” Wilkes scholarship and senior awards established in 2000, two UNCG fashion/textile students are awarded scholarships every year.

WPF Foundation grants support a wide range of women and girls – from those who showcase female composers and performers to children, to those who are learning how to negotiate salaries to high school women developing their leadership skills. Congratulations to the WPF Foundation’s 2017 grant recipients.

Several years ago, the Foundation took a giant step forward to make an even bigger impact for girls and women in Guilford County. The concept which began as the Girls’ Leadership Initiative has developed into WPFF Girls Leadership EdgeSM.

WPF Foundation Board

President, Robin Hager
Vice President, Susan Russell
Treasurer, Jean Pudlo
Secretary, Jane Hewitt
Past President & Chair Nominating Committee, Kathi Dubel
Chair, Grants Committee, Erica Parker
Chair, Girl’s Leadership Edge, Katie Klod

Directors at Large

Kim Cummings Carson
Mary Copeland
Jeanie Duncan
Sue Kennedy
Janice Lanier
Kate Panzer
Anne Smith
Barbara Stewart
Ernestine Taylor
Melanie Tuttle

The WPF Foundation is an IRS Section 501(c)3 organization and can accept tax-deductible charitable gifts in the form of cash, stock, life insurance, life income gifts, and as a bequest from a will. Please consult your tax accountant, attorney or financial planner for information concerning your specific situation.