Women for The Inn (WINN)

Women for The Inn

Women for The Inn (WINN) is a new fundraising initiative that provides a unique opportunity for women donors to support The Children’s Inn at NIH. WINN brings together women who embrace The Inn’s mission and want to leverage their personal philanthropy and professional networks to support The Inn.

We know women support organizations that provide connections, hands-on involvement, volunteer opportunities, inspiration, enrichment, and meaningful impact. WINN membership provides these meaningful philanthropic elements.

One goal of The Children’s Inn’s new strategic plan, #INN2025, is to “maximize community support and financial viability.” In an effort to meet this goal and to be inclusive, The Inn hopes to grow and diversify our donor base by engaging more women through the WINN program.

As a WINN member you will join a motivated group of donors who embrace The Inn’s mission and want to leverage their own personal and professional networks to help raise valuable funds for The Inn.

Membership – How to Join

Membership is open to anyone. The required contribution is $1,000 or more annually, which is fully tax-deductible. Membership is on a year-to-year basis. Each year, in consultation with Inn leadership, WINN members will decide how the combined WINN contributions will be allocated, for example, for family support programs, educational activities, scholarships, emergency financial assistance and room/facility enhancements, etc.

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WINN members are invited to special events such as:

  • Networking events, connecting members with corporate and community leaders
  • Speaker series with nationally recognized leaders in areas such as medical research, business, etc.
  • Volunteer engagement opportunities, such as organizing and participating in Family Dinners, holiday gift drives, service days, pro-bono services, etc.

2019-2020 WINN Leadership

WINN will be led by a small leadership group, WINN Champions, headed by co-chairs Lois Alperstein and Julie McPherson. The Champions are responsible for identifying, developing and implementing WINN’s goals and objectives and will oversee all WINN events, activities, and membership/volunteer recruitment.

For more information about WINN, contact Fern Stone at [email protected] or 301-451-9453.