Impact Stories

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.

Gender and Gentrification

For some people, East Austin's bars, restaurants and apartments epitomize "Austin cool," but for others who have called the neighborhood home for generations, East Austin is sacred ground. Gentrification and geographic economic segregation do not make for a sustainable economy. 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

Stronger Leaders, Better Austin: A Panel of Women Leaders Speak Up

Last month Austin women leaders shared their insights, experiences and concerns about the biggest challenges women in our community face today. 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