Discovery Days: Health, Education, Philanthropy

Tue, November 10, 2015,
1:00pm to 5:30pm PST
2100 24th Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98144

Washington Women's Foundation invites you to attend Discovery Days, its signature annual educational program that connects our members and guests with other leaders and experts to learn more about the needs of our community and how our individual and collective philanthropy can make the most impact in our five funding areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services. This year’s 20th Anniversary Edition of Discovery Days focuses forward on urgent issues that demand innovative solutions.  

Please register for each day you will attend — feel free to come for the whole day or just the sessions that fit with your schedule. We hope to see you there!   


Tuesday, November 10
1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with wine reception

HEALTH: Addressing Challenges in Women’s Health Care
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Women living in many areas of our state continue to face barriers to receiving quality reproductive health care which can lead to higher rates of unintended pregnancies and poorer health outcomes. How can philanthropy help address the challenges facing women's health access? What are some of the bold new approaches and successful interventions that have made an impact on the rate of teen pregnancy and shown positive results in improving young women's lives?
Christine Charbonneau, Chief Executive Officer, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Sarah W Prager, MD, MAS, Associate Professor and Division Director, Family Planning, University of Washington School of Medicine

EDUCATION: Strengthening Pathways to College for ELL and First Generation Students
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
English Language Learners (ELL) consistently score far below their peers on all core content for Washington state standards, and only half of ELL students graduate from high school state-wide. This session will build on October’s Education: Exploring the Road Map event and will focus on collaborative work being done to strengthen the pathways to college and the workforce for refugee, immigrant and first generation students. How can philanthropy support “outside-of-the box” education solutions that are making a positive impact?
Roxana Norouzi, Director of Education & Integration Policy, OneAmerica
Jenee Myers Twitchell, Director, University of Washington Dream Project

New! PHILANTHROPY: Philanthropy 3.0: Engaging With The Future of Philanthropy
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
In celebration of WWF's 20th anniversary, we present a special session to examine the issues facing philanthropy in the next 20 years. How is philanthropy evolving? How do we engage with and inspire the next generation of women philanthropists?
Sarah Hopper, Founder of Sound Philanthropy
Kate Janeway, WWF Board of Directors

Discovery Day 1 will be held November 4.

Register for Discovery Days