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.
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, Jean Pudlo
Vice President, Kim Cummings
Treasurer, Andy Bunn
Past President & Chair Nominating Committee, Susan Russell
Chair, Grants Committee, Erica Parker
Chair, Girl’s Leadership Edge, Katie Klod
Development Chair, Altina Layman
Directors at Large
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.