Women Who Care promotes social change by harnessing the collective power of women working together to grow philanthropy and distribute grants that expand opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls.
Sponsored by the Clemmons Community Foundation, Women Who Care seeks to make a positive change in the lives of women in our community, with an initial focus on providing support, assistance and advocacy for single mothers.
Women Who Care began in December of 2013 when Joanna Lyall, who was then Vice President of the Clemmons Community Foundation, and Frank Samuelson, who was President of the Clemmons Community Foundation, had a vision to involve women in the western Forsyth County municipalities.
Frank and Joanna reached out to ‘dynamic’ women to glean interest in establishing a group to assist women in need and to help support and promote the Clemmons Community Foundation.
In January 2014, an initial group of 15 women began meeting monthly to form a core advisory board. In January 2015, this advisory board hosted over 50 women that had an interest in serving.
Jody Peske, President
Kirstin Russ, Vice President
Joanna Lyall, Secretary
Liliana McLean, Treasurer
Laura Grimes, Assistant Secretary
Gail Pritchard, Assistant Treasurer
Current Board Members:
Currently we are focused on Single mothers and supporting the initiatives of start-ups and other non- profits that provide financial support. Women Who Care will offer mentorship opportunities to teenage single mothers as well as help then navigate the many programs available.