Impact West Seattle: New giving group about to launch

(Photo courtesy Impact West Seattle. L-R, founding members Rachel Lazar, Robin Graham, Amy Huey, Rachel Hagenson, Kristen Corning Bedford)

Ever wonder what more you can do to help with community needs, beyond random occasional donations? Here’s a new option: A women’s giving group called Impact West Seattle is launching with an event one week from today. One of the group’s founding members, Rachel Lazar, tells WSB, “Our hope is that this group will bring together this community which has grown so much over the past few years, and to give women who want to engage and give back that opportunity.” Here’s how it works. The kickoff meeting is at 7 pm October 16th at South Park Hall (1253 S. Cloverdale), and its goal is explained here; if you aren’t able to be there, you can still join Impact West Seattle by going here. Questions? Here’s the FAQ.

9 Replies to "Impact West Seattle: New giving group about to launch"

  • Rachel October 9, 2018 (4:31 pm)

    Very excited to see everyone next week and kick-off this amazing group of women who want to give back to our community!

  • Bradley October 9, 2018 (4:45 pm)

    $400 per year to join?

    • Rachel Lazar October 9, 2018 (6:07 pm)

      Yes, our goal is 100 women giving $100 per quarterly meeting so together we can make an impactful $10k gift to a local nonprofit. Participants nominate and speak to the nonprofits and the group votes – details of the process are listed on the website at

  • Admiral Neighbor October 9, 2018 (4:55 pm)

    This sounds fantastic!! So excited to learn more and give back to this community.

    • Rachel October 9, 2018 (6:54 pm)

      Looking forward to meeting you next week!

  • coffeedude October 9, 2018 (5:05 pm)

    Have any from this group reached out to the Womens Funding Alliance, the executive director, is also a West Seattlite.

    • Rachel October 9, 2018 (6:14 pm)

      Hi – I don’t believe anyone has but would love to connect with her if she wants to reach out at Thanks for the note!

  • Elizagrace October 12, 2018 (2:00 pm)

    Just signed up today! Thank you for organizing this, I am really excited about this group and the impact it could make!

    • Rachel October 13, 2018 (4:05 pm)

      Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

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