Local leaders eager to make a difference in their community

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.

In 2019

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volunteer hours contributed to DWC

The Leadership Council looks forward to the following opportunities in 2021:

  • 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 make public comment in support of DWC initiatives.
  • Holiday season volunteer/celebration opportunities with DWC participants.
  • Year-end fundraising events in support of DWC.

2021 Board Members

Kevin Rutkowski, President
Justine Dodgen Gonzalez, Vice President
Kelsey Van Hook, Secretary
Olivia Gonzalez, Advocacy Chair
Lynn Fahey, Activities Chair
Jayna Ji, Communications Chair
Ariel Clearman, Fundraising Chair
Marsha Smith, Membership Chair
Lily Weiner, Signature Event Chair

Join today by donating monthly to 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.

NOTE: Please make your donation monthly to join the Leadership Council.

Fundraise for DWC as a Leadership Council Member!

Do you have a birthday, anniversary, athletic challenge, or life event you’d like to celebrate by supporting the Downtown Women’s Center? You can create a fundraising page as a Leadership Council member! Set a goal, track your progress, and spread awareness to your friends and family about DWC and the LC!  Click the “Fundraise” button on the page below to start fundraising today!