The Trusteeship
International Women's Foundation

Downtown Women’s Center for a Tour, Lunch with Residents and Panel Discussion – September 9

“The tour and talk at the Downtown Women’s Center was really eye-opening,” reports Sophia Jackson, The Trusteeship Event Coordinator. Sophia further shared, “…as we were talking about a huge issue in everyone’s backyard: women who are experiencing homelessness in LA, we learned a lot of statistics about how many women are homeless, the reasons why, and how institutions like DWC are actively helping these women reintegrate into society.”  The panelists, who were mostly Trusteeship members with some other LA officials joining in, was especially impactful and their knowledge and background really helped the our members and guests relate to this everyday issue.

It was also pretty amazing to learn that the founder of DWC was a past Trusteeship member, Jill Halverson! Kathleen Brown and Jill are still good friends, and Jill now lives in New Mexico. 

Per the information listed below from Melissa Tillman, Chief Development and Communications Officer, are shared links with information on how to help support organizations like the DWC, their wish list for donations, and information on their upcoming event, “Dinner With a Cause.” This event is intended to further highlight the issue of homelessness, and Trusteeship members are welcome to attend.

From Melissa:  “Thank you for the opportunity to host such a thought-provoking panel with the esteemed women of The Trusteeship. We appreciate your partnership in ending women’s homelessness and look forward to the group’s continued involvement with the Downtown Women’s Center. The panel discussion was very organized and thought-provoking, and we really enjoyed hosting your group!”

As promised, here’s a link to more resources and information about women’s homelessness, DWC’s wish list and information on our upcoming anniversary gala, Dinner With a Cause.

Upcoming Events

  1. Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead — 2019 Pasadena Retreat – April 26-28

    April 26 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 1:00 pm
  2. Ann Reiss Lane – Dine-Around – May 22

    May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Ilyanne Morden Kichaven – Brunch-Around – June 9th

    June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Mary Carrington – Dine-Around – June 13

    June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Nancy Jacoby – Dine-Around – July 15

    July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


IWF Conferences

Toronto, Canada: November: 13-15, 2019 – IWF World Leadership Conference

London, United Kingdom: May 13-15, 2020 – IWF Cornerstone Conference

Detroit, Michigan: October 7-9, 2020 – IWF World Leadership Conference

Santiago, Chile:  May 2021 — IWF Cornerstone Conference

Seattle, Washington:  September 29-October 1, 2021 — IWF World Leadership Conference


“When I joined The Trusteeship, I had spent my whole life in government service and nonprofit organizations. The Trusteeship has introduced me to previously unfamiliar worlds (corporate, military, film, international) and the wonderful women who populate them, and in the process helped me better appreciate their work and my own.”

– Ruth