December 18, 2019

James Beard Award Winning Chef Joseph Lenn Benefits the Women’s Fund at JC Holdway.

Board member Laura Seery Cole was sharing the work of the Women’s Fund with good friend Chef Joseph Lenn when he said, “what can I do to help?” They cooked up a winning event to raise funds and create awareness. On November 4, 42 guests attended a special event at J.C. Holdway that began with a champagne reception followed by a five-course meal prepared by Chef Lenn and wine pairings provided by Frederick Corriher. Beautiful music was provided by Rob Cameron and Jim Davis. Several special auction baskets went to lucky winners Norma Scogin, Ashley Capps, an...

December 12, 2019

Take advantage of the opportunity to support the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee (WFET) through a tax-free distribution from your IRA.

Tax-free gifts from IRAs are simple to make and count toward satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Make a gift to benefit the Women’s Fund that can count towards your RMD.  As you may know, if you own an IRA, RMD rules take effect at age 70 1/2. When you receive a distribution, it is taxed as ordinary income. This tax can be avoided by using your IRA to make a gift that supports WFET.  Instead of taking your required distribution, you can make a qualified charitable distribution (up to $100,...

September 11, 2019

The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, in conjunction with Jonesborough’s McKinney Center hosted its seventh Journeys of Women Art Exhibit (JVII) with Opening Reception on August 29, 2019. The event was a complete success, netting over $38,000 to support our efforts break down barriers for low-income women and girls.  

Eighty-eight pieces of work by more than thirty artists were selected for this juried exhibition. Juror Sam Yates, Director and Curator of the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announced awards to five artists at the Opening Reception listed below. Cash awards were provided b...