Power of Extended Philanthropy (PEP) 

We believe that change is necessary, change is possible, change is you and change is us

PEP was started in 2003 by a group of passionate and philanthropic women who wanted to create a sustainable revenue stream for the future of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and harness the power of many people giving through a three-year commitment.

When you commit to giving to The Women’s Foundation of Colorado each year for three years, your gift allows WFCO to formulate better strategic plans, fund more powerful and long-term projects and make a sustained difference in the lives of women and girls throughout Colorado.

Will you join us?

PEP is growing stronger every year. With more than 250 members, our ambassadorship, collective action and long-term investments are shaping the future of The Foundation.

The dollars from PEP allow us to respond to the most pressing needs for women and girls and help create a stronger organization.

  • Your support will help continue to knock down barriers, such as a lack of affordable child care, that keep more than 500,000 women at or near the poverty level in Colorado.
  • Your support will help implement programs that are proven to keep girls on track to graduate from high school, lowering Colorado’s current dropout rate of nearly 4,500 girls a year. Currently, four girls drop out every hour of every school day.
  • Your support will help ensure that women and girls have access to the education and training to open doors to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, providing higher lifetime earnings and more entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Join the club!

Enjoy the benefits of PEP membership including:

  • Regular PEP emails designed to keep you abreast of the issues, programs and progress of The Women’s Foundation’s focus areas
  • Opportunity to network with community leaders as well as Foundation Trustees and staff
  • Special access to Foundation events and briefings
  • Invitations to PEP member events including educational gatherings and annual appreciation reception
  • Recognition in our annual report and select publications
  • Two Annual Luncheon tickets each year of membership

To learn more about PEP contact Renee Ferrufino at reneef@wfco.org or download the form and join today!

Akasha Absher“I have been part of the Women’s Foundation for the past two years and in my opinion you can’t match the passion, vision and strong leadership of this extraordinary Foundation. I am touched by the dedication and perseverance and proud to be a part of helping an organization build resources and lead change for every woman and girl in Colorado.”

-Akasha Absher, Consultant, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC

Jennifer Colosimo

“PEP is a wonderful way to pool our resources to impact the research, policy, and programs that impact women and girls in Colorado.  We’re over 200 strong and I’ve learned something from each PEP with whom I’ve had the pleasure of interacting.  If you want to have an impact, learn, and have fun while doing it, this is the group for you!”

-Jennifer Colosimo, Vice President of Wisdom, DaVita

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