The Marion Circle

The Marion Circle is named in honor of one of the Women’s Foundation’s founding mothers, Marion Ballard, and was created to bring together a group of women with a shared commitment to advance the vision, programs, and priorities of the Foundation.

Why You Should Become a Member

We know that for many, giving is about so much more than a financial commitment. It is an opportunity to have a more influential, even hands-on role in solving the problems affecting women and girls to create a better future.

Your investment will always be at work helping women to thrive – from teaching new skills that help empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, to increasing financial inclusion and finding solutions for affordable child care and education. The Women’s Foundation leverages community-wide resources to support the most effective solutions working toward economic security – through research, grant-making and advocacy.

Join Today!

There are many perks for becoming a member of The Marion Circle.

Please contact our Director of Development, Crystal Rucker, at crucker@wawf.org to learn more about the offered benefits and how you can join today!

About Marion

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Marion Ballard exemplifies community leadership and philanthropy. She served as Chair of the Board of Washington Area Women’s Foundation from 2000 to 2002.

Marion is a visionary, connector and friend. Through The Marion Circle, we also honor the memory of Marion’s husband Rick Ballard. Together Marion and Rick helped to build the foundation for a successful organization and introduced hundreds of friends to the
importance of investing in women and girls.