League of Women Designers

Foundational funds for the non-profit League of Women Designers, who are dedicated to elevating women in interdisciplinary design fields.

League of Women Designers
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Project Description

 

The League of Women Designers (LWD) is a member-led professional

forum that exists to elevate women in interdisciplinary design, and to

benefit the larger design community.

 

 

The League of Women Designers began informally in Portland in 2009. It was and is fueled by the local design community and a passion to elevate women in the varied fields of design.

Originally there was no agenda, and there was no manifesto; it was simply a monthly gathering of professional, creative individuals who happened to be women.

 

 

As time went by, the membership grew. More and more women saw the value of having a forum where they could share their thoughts and ideas concerning their practice, process, and inspiration with an interdisciplinary network of other women designers.

Since 2009, LWD has expanded from its origins in Portland to Chicago and to the beginnings of new chapters in New York, Denver, and Seattle. Our national network of over 400 members has curated more than 100 member meetings and dozens of pubic events. Our passionate and involved communities have fueled this organic growth, and in 2018, we officially became a 501(c)(3) organization.

 

 

 

For the past ten years, LWD has been operated by a few dedicated people giving their time, energy, and personal funds to support and organize its monthly member events and public events. As we continue to grow and our vision expands, the need to establish a more sustainable method of funding our infrastructure and programming has become apparent.

Our goal is to establish a strong platform for growth so that LWD can continue to be a volunteer-based, member-led organization that brings ever greater value to our members, our communities, and the design profession at large.

 

 

 

 The mission of LWD is to:

  • Increase the visibility of women in the design field through panel discussions, exhibitions, public lectures, and our online presence
  • Celebrate the work created by women in the fields of design
  • Encourage interdisciplinary design inspiration and collaboration
  • Grow local communities of female designers
  • Increase national interconnection of female designers
  • Present design dialogue that educates and inspires the larger community
  • Educate the public about the fluidity of design practices and the specific contributions of women in design
  • Mentor one another and the next generation of women designers

 

 

 

By supporting this campaign, you will help us establish funds to build our

online presence, fund future public exhibitions and events, recoup our

startup costs, and grow the LWD community. In order to fund these

efforts, we are looking to raise $7,000 to support the following:

 

    Thank you to you—our LWD members—and our larger communities for helping to support these efforts.

     

    As a heartfelt thank you, we're offering some awesome LWD swag. At the LWD Champion level ($100), you will receive a tote bag and a T-Shirt. At the LWD Supporter level ($50), you will receive your choice of a tote bag or T-Shirt.

    Tote bag

     

    Women's T-shirt

     

    Men's T-shirt

    The Project FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    • When did LWD start?
      • 2009!
    • Which cities have a LWD chapter currently in place?
      • As of April 2019 there are chapters in Portland, Chicago, and beginnings of chapters in NYC and Denver. 
    • Is my contribution tax deductible?
      • League of Women Designers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax-exempt number is 82-2643607.

     

     

    Jennifer Cooke
    05/31/2019
    LWD Enthusiast
    $50
    Heidi
    05/31/2019
    Monetary Contribution
    $25
    Neil Maude
    05/30/2019
    LWD Supporter
    $25
    Surabhi Ghosh
    05/30/2019
    LWD Supporter
    $25
    Martha Hoyle
    05/30/2019
    Friend of LWD
    $5
    05/30/2019
    Monetary Contribution
    $50
    Jason Lewis
    05/30/2019
    LWD Champion
    $100
    Caroline Bellios
    05/29/2019
    LWD Supporter
    $25
    Emily Winter
    05/29/2019
    LWD Supporter
    $25
    Van
    05/29/2019
    LWD Enthusiast
    $50
    Monetary Contribution

    If you would love to contribute without receiving a reward, use this level and name your amount! Thank you!

    6 Supporters
    Contribute
    $5
    Friend of LWD

    With a contribution of $5 or more you are considered a friend of LWD and we will add you to our mailing list to alert you of public programming.

    5 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $50
    LWD Enthusiast

    With your contribution of $50 or more, you will be:

    • Added to the virtual donor wall on our website
    • Recognized in email blasts and on social media as a LWD Enthusiast
    • Added you to our mailing list to alert you of public programming
    • Given your choice of a LWD T-shirt or a LWD tote bag

     

     

    18 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $100
    LWD Champion

    With your contribution of $100 or more, you will be:

    • Added to the virtual donor wall on our website
    • Recognized in email blasts and on social media as a LWD Champion
    • Added you to our mailing list to alert you of public programming
    • Free ticket to upcoming public LWD events
    • Given a LWD T-shirt and a LWD tote bag
    26 Supporters
    Select this reward

    Rewards

    Monetary Contribution

    If you would love to contribute without receiving a reward, use this level and name your amount! Thank you!

    6 Supporters
    Contribute
    $5
    Friend of LWD

    With a contribution of $5 or more you are considered a friend of LWD and we will add you to our mailing list to alert you of public programming.

    5 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $50
    LWD Enthusiast

    With your contribution of $50 or more, you will be:

    • Added to the virtual donor wall on our website
    • Recognized in email blasts and on social media as a LWD Enthusiast
    • Added you to our mailing list to alert you of public programming
    • Given your choice of a LWD T-shirt or a LWD tote bag

     

     

    18 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $100
    LWD Champion

    With your contribution of $100 or more, you will be:

    • Added to the virtual donor wall on our website
    • Recognized in email blasts and on social media as a LWD Champion
    • Added you to our mailing list to alert you of public programming
    • Free ticket to upcoming public LWD events
    • Given a LWD T-shirt and a LWD tote bag
    26 Supporters
    Select this reward