The Womanist Empowerment Fund: Women Helping Women
Charitable giving comes naturally to JoKatherine Holliman Page, a third-generation Coloradan with a background in civil rights and social justice issues that impact marginalized people.
“Giving—as a neighbor, friend and churchperson—has always been a part of my life,” she said.
Establishing a donor-advised fund, which JoKatherine named The Womanist Empowerment Fund, has allowed her to focus her giving on specific goals. These include helping women impacted by depression, domestic violence or lupus.
The fund also honors her daughter Leslye, a former executive for Nike, who died from lupus at the young age of 41. Like her parents, Leslye was committed to social causes and served on the boards of the YWCA, the Urban League and the Reproductive Rights Initiative.
“I chose Community First Foundation to manage this fund because of the amazing projects they support,” said JoKatherine. “The Foundation is very people-centered, approachable and open to supporting causes that may otherwise fall through the cracks.”