In celebration of Women’s History Month and in gratitude for their enduring examples, IECF is proud to highlight several female donors who have contributed to the betterment of our region through their generous philanthropy.

They each come from very different backgrounds. Some hail from humble beginnings, others from a legacy of privilege. But woven throughout each story is their shared commitment to lifting up those who need help and giving back to the communities they call home.

We know you’ll be inspired, as we are, by these glimpses into a selfless mindset that values a brighter future for those who seek hope, and who invite you to join them. You can read about many more donors on our Donor Stories webpage!

IECF is committed to creating a culture of philanthropy in the Inland Empire with you, as we steward contributions made possible by generations of donors such as these:


Victress Bower: A Teacher and Her Legacy


Gloria Macias Harrison: Leading by Example


Nefertiti Long
and a Gift to Remember: The Laverne Jones Legacy Fund


Ann Sheffer and the Art of Giving: Painting the Picture of a Vibrant Region


Judy White: MOSAIC: Building Unity, Inspired by Humanity


Peggy Fouke Wortz: The Embodiment of Grace, Elegance and Generosity


Learn how you can create a legacy that lasts. Contact our Charitable Giving Team or visit our Planned Giving website.

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