Your help and support are critical for the Foundation to continue to fund programs that improve the lives of women and girls.


The WNY Women’s Foundation raises every dollar spent on investments in your community. Careful research and work with community organizations helps us focus support on the areas of greatest need, and your generosity enables the continuation of programs that make lasting impacts on our region’s women and girls.



Donors can set up a recurring donation or make a one time contribution to the WNY Women’s Foundation. Join The W Fund by setting up an ongoing recurring donation of a monthly gift of $20 or more (only $240 per year) will be part of The W Fund.

Levels include:

  • Opportunity Investor – $25 – $99
  • Change Maker Investor – $100 – $999
  • Impact Investor – $1000 – $2499
  • Empowerment Investor – $2500 – $4999
  • Visionary Investor – $5000+

Notify us if you designate a donation through United Way or SEFA and you will automatically be included in The W Fund.

Donate online today!


Founding Board Member, Patricia Garman, recognized the need of the Foundation’s work and expressed her commitment through a generous Legacy Gift. Joined by Sue Gardner, Gail Johnstone, Marsha Henderson and Anne Saldanha, the Patricia Garman Torch Circle was created through this very special and important form of financial support.

You can light the way for future generations and inspire generosity in others by naming the WNY Women’s Foundation as the beneficiary of a planned gift.

To join the Torch Circle and learn more about the planned giving program, contact Melanie Jaskolka at 716-887-2665 or melanie@wnywfdn.org.