Optimist International Foundation Women's Philanthropy Council

The purpose of the Women’s Philanthropy Council is to keep women connected to Optimist International and empower them by assisting them with their philanthropy. There are all kinds of women involved in Optimism – some young and career-minded, others who just like to help kids, some who started with their husbands and either participated or joined. We want to recognize everyone’s efforts, keep them involved, make sure they know about the Foundation, and assist them in any way possible as they consider making gifts – either during their lives or through their estates.


LaVera Seymour – AC

Julie Robison – INDN

Jo-Ann Finn – STX

Lou Moss – MI

Joey Richardson – GATE

Bobbei Ruswinckel – SC

Nancy Ryan – ALMS

Vi Hayworth – NFL

Debra Castiglia – AZ

Merlene Hercules – CAR

Craig Boring – Staff