Impact Stories

Beth Goff-McMillan: Why Women's Issues Are Community Issues
 "... it takes the entire community to move the needle on supporting the economic stability of women. We believe when women are economically secure, safe and healthy, families thrive." Read more

Janet Harman: Engineering Good Across Central Texas
Janet Harman has been an investor in the Women’s Fund since 2005. Trained as an engineer, Janet left her career to raise her four children, later embarking on a new career as a foundation trustee and philanthropist. Read more.

Sara Seely: Putting the Pieces Together for Women

"Working in financial services, it's easy to put the pieces together about how a lot of women are doing financially." Austin women make on average $9,000/year less than men. As a member of the Women's Fund, Sara Seely is focused on doing something about it. Read more 

Mollie O’Hara Butler: Making Her Impact

Mollie O'Hara Butler is driven to foster philanthropy in her community. "I love the Women's Fund,” Butler says, “because I can make a major impact on the lives of women and children in our community by combining my support with others' generous gifts."  Read more


Saint Louise House Provides Hope to Residents

Saint Louise House helps women with children to overcome homelessness by providing housing, case management, counseling, life skills training and employment services. With a grant from the Women's Fund, Saint Louise House is able to say “yes” to one of the 111 families on their waiting list. Read more