"Being part of WIP means to be apart of a group of women who want to make a difference, and know they can accomplish more together. I joined not only to get to know these inspirational women better, but also to stay up to date on the needs of Arlington.

– Nadia DeStefano, WIP Member

"I've loved getting to know this amazing group of women who share my love for Arlington. I've learned so much about the grant process (both sides) and enjoyed this visits to some of our best and brightest local non-profit organizations. I'm so glad I joined WIP!"

– Laura Heymann, WIP Member

"Being part of Women Inspiring Philanthropy allows me to make exponentially more a contribution to Arlington than I could make by myself."

– Brandee Kelley, WIP Member

"WIP serves our community in so many ways. Grants provided for cultural causes enrich us; whereas grants for social causes strengthen us. It's an honor for me to be part of a group whose the sole purpose is the betterment of the city I've called home for the past 34 years."

– Teresa Gaines, WIP Member

"I am super impressed with what this group has done. Our family loves the sustainability of the supported projects – what a difference the investment makes over just a donation."

– Belinda Gist, WIP Member

"I am so proud of what we are doing. I love the way my donation is leveraged in such a big way!"

– Lisa Jamieson, WIP Member

"Knowing that WIP grants impact the arts, education, children and health issues in ways that make Arlington a better city for everyone is very important to me."

– Helen Moise, WIP Member

"I am proud to be part of an amazing group of women sharing their expertise and ideas to achieve a common goal, giving back and leaving things a little better than before. Finding out from an organization the impact that Women Inspiring Philanthropy is making is the best part of being a member."

– Carrie Palmer, WIP Member

"A woman residing in our Arlington shelter with her three children recently wrote me, 'Coming here was the best decision I ever made for my family.' She is now in our SafeLiving program due to your generosity and keen insight into the practical solutions that break the cycle. As a result, you are making Tarrant County a safer place for all families."

– Mary Lee Hafley, President/CEO SafeHaven

"It's been a long time since I have been able to say that I was in the company of BOTH meaningful causes and the means to make an impact. To have a voice in that means a lot to me."

– Jeannie Deakyne, WIP Member

"Collectively our monies are able to make a greater impact on our community."

– Pennye Wilemon, WIP Member


"I enjoy being part of a group of women whose common goal is to ensure the well being of Arlington by supporting causes we agree are integral to secure the future of a town we all call home." 

– LouAnn O'Donnell, WIP Member

"I love collaborating with other women in a way that has such a huge impact in our community. By working together we make so much positive change, much more than one person alone can do."

– Pat Ellis, WIP Member