The Women’s Foundation picks a person each quarter that they believe defines what it means to be a volunteer. For this quarter, we gladly chose Ernestine Walker Gordon for all over help with the Celebration of Women book in May.
How did you become involved with the Women’s Foundation? How long have you been involved? I heard about the Women’s Foundation through Martha Burns about 7 or 8 years ago. I’ve been a volunteer on the Celebration of Women book committee for about 5 years. And I’ve been in the book too!
What is your best memory of a Women’s Foundation event or activity? Before I joined the Celebration of Women book committee, my friend, Dorothy McThomas, told me about the book and I just thought that was the most fantastic thing I’d heard of. It stuck in my mind and I said, “I’m going to get involved, I want to.” The Celebration of Women book is my favorite thing.
Why The Women’s Foundation? I can see the good it’s doing to help others. I have a little built-in monitor, if someone needs help, I reach out. And the Women’s Foundation does that same thing.
Other philanthropies you love: I participate in Urban League.