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DWC Leadership Council

The DWC Leadership Council is committed to helping end women’s homelessness in Los Angeles by mobilizing members of their community to meaningfully contribute to the success of DWC. Membership in the Leadership Council is open to individuals who support and participate in DWC’s stated advocacy, fundraising, and volunteer activities.

Throughout the year, Leadership Council members are invited to elevate our efforts to end women’s homelessness by holding fundraisers, coordinating special volunteer activities, and hosting other relevant events.

Join us for a magical evening of community and fun under the stars on December 7th from 6-9pm! The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) Leadership Council invites you to a spectacular twilight celebration at the California Market Center rooftop, all in the spirit of making the holidays brighter for the participants we serve on Skid Row. 100% of proceeds for this event will go directly to the Downtown Women’s Center to support the women we serve.

You can get involved by purchasing your ticket to this dazzling event or becoming a sponsor. If you are not able to join us, a heartwarming donation to our fundraising page is appreciated! Together, we can advance our mission to get #EveryWomanHoused and spread the holiday cheer far and wide!

Thank you Sponsors!


The Good Trade
Coit Family Foundation



Alisa Do
Justine Gonzalez
Oakmont Management Group

Board Members

Marsha Smith, President
Olivia Gonzalez, Vice President
Kristin Hatfield, Secretary
Laura Adler, Advocacy Chair
Hillary Tribbs, Activities Chair
Tuesday Phillips, Communications Chair
Jessie Tang, Finance Chair
Kelsey Van Hook, Membership Chair
Kori Jonson, Signature Event Chair
Kevin Rutkowski, President Emeritus

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Annual Leadership Council events include:

  • Biannual membership meetings and volunteer service opportunity days
  • Network-building opportunities and interactions with DWC board members
  • Professional development presentations by nonprofit advisors to DWC
  • Advocacy actions and opportunities to publicly support DWC initiatives
  • Holiday season volunteer/celebration opportunities with DWC residents
  • Hosting an annual summer celebration to support DWC

The Leadership Council is committed to supporting the work of DWC through sustained monthly donations. Your gift can help transform lives by ensuring that DWC maintains the support it needs to continue providing services to women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.

To join the Leadership Council, please set up a recurring monthly donation below. When submitted, you will be contacted by a Leadership Council board member. For questions, please email Events@DowntownWomensCenter.org or call (213) 680-0600.