Founders and Advocates of the Women’s and Girls’ Fund have a special impact on the lives of women and girls in Kern County. Their gifts of cash and securities have rapidly built our endowment to provide close to $300,000 in grants to the community as of April 2017. With the successful conclusion of the Building to a Million Campaign, our endowment has grown to support up to $50,000 in community grants each year.

Founders and Advocates are invited to assist with each year’s grantmaking process.

Write to us at WGF@kernfoundation.org to learn more about becoming an Advocate. Follow us on Facebook @WGFKCF.

The following list (below the definitions of the various levels) was updated Spring 2019. Individual lists of the different levels can also be downloaded in PDF format using the corresponding links below.


Diamonds

Donors with cumulative giving of $10,000 or more.

Download a list of Diamonds and Sustainers.


Sustainers

Donors with cumulative giving of $5,000 or more.

Download a list of Diamonds and Sustainers.


Women’s and Girls’ Fund Circle

*Signifies Donors and Advocates who make additional $1,000 gifts during one year.


Founders

Founders made cumulative gifts of $1,000-$9,999 during 2005-2010.

Download a list of Founders.


Advocates

Since 2010, Advocates are donors of $1,000 or more.

Download a list of Advocates.


Women’s and Girls’ Fund Diamonds

  • American General Media/KGFM-FM and Rachel’s Girls
  • The Bakersfield Californian
  • Simin Banister*
  • Louis and Sheryl Barbich Foundation*
  • Don and Earlene Barnes
  • Kristen Beall
  • Laurie Bustamante, in memory of Laura Sullivan Anello*
  • Mary Bynum
  • Jennice Boylan Cerrina
  • Mary Christenson*
  • Peggy Cole Darling*
  • Joan Dezember*
  • Jennifer Boylan Drake, in honor of Emily Serrano
  • Bonnie J. Fitzgerald
  • Barbara Grimm-Marshall
  • Judith C. Caratan
  • Grimmway Enterprises
  • Virginia Hamisch
  • Cindy Jones*
  • Wayne and Ginny Kirschenman*
  • Holly Lazzerini
  • Dayna Leggio, in honor of Gianna and Juliet Leggio
  • Lightspeed Systems
  • Mary Mazzei*
  • Judi Tuttle McCarthy, in memory of Bonnie Fitzgerald*
  • Louise McCarthy, in memory of Jan Tuttle
  • Kay Meek
  • Suzanne Meyer,in honor of Amanda Lee Meyer and Sarah Anne Cathey
  • Cheryl Miller*
  • Marjorie Nixon*
  • Nancy Oehler
  • Sally Panero*
  • In Memory of Nadene Steinert
  • Nancy Turnipseed
  • World of Women Giving Circle*
  • Cassie Wright

Women’s and Girls’ Fund Sustainers

  • Catherine E. Bennett*
  • Donice Boylan
  • Charlotte Brandt
  • Sylvia Thomson Cattani*
  • Dona Penoli Chertok
  • Noel Daniells, in memory of Rose Daniells
  • Melissa Fortune in memory of Doris Paggi Fortune*
  • Judy and Charles Fritch
  • Harvey and Lavonne Hall
  • Dave and Danielle Kilpatrick, in memory of Betty Lou Kilpatrick
  • Hilda Klein, in memory of Evelyn Reyneveld*
  • Cynthia Meek
  • JoAnn Meyer
  • Tom and Mary Middleton
  • Beth and Joe Nahama*
  • Nancy Oehler*
  • Mona Pankey
  • Barbara Patrick*
  • Kay Pitts
  • Randy and Mary Richardson
  • Rotary Club of Bakersfield
  • South Fork Women’s Club
  • Betty and Bob Stine
  • Gene Tackett, in memory of Wendy Wayne
  • Laura Lollar Wolfe*
  • Women’s Council of Realtors

Women’s and Girls’ Fund Founders

  • Doreen Abrams
  • Carol S. Adamson
  • John C. Alexander D.D.S., in honor of my daughters
  • Kay Alexander
  • Corina Godfrey Anderson
  • Kari Anderson
  • Leigh Ann Anderson
  • Lisa Andrew
  • Maureen Andrew, in memory of Ann Abrams
  • Anonymous Donors (3)
  • In memory of Pam Armstrong
  • Jeanne C. Austin
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • The BFF’s Giving Circle
  • Mary Barlow
  • Taylor Barnes
  • Bella at the Marketplace
  • Bettina M. Belter
  • Ann Beman
  • Sue Benham
  • Deborah H. Besenfelder
  • Lynda Boleschka in honor of Heather Boleschka
  • Charlotte Brandt, in honor of Tory L. Brandt
  • Linda Brenner, in memory of Bonnie Fitzgerald*
  • Beverly Burke, in honor of Mikie Hay
  • Dr. Javier Bustamante, in honor of Gaby Ibarra Bustamante
  • Natalie Bustamante
  • Beverly Byl
  • Jackie Bynum
  • Margaret Bynum
  • Marley Bynum-Sherry
  • Megan Bynum
  • Dwight and Nada Byrum, in memory of Maire Victor and Maire Byrum
  • CSUB Women Leaders
  • Jana Campbell
  • Pat Durando Campbell
  • Phyllis Fielding Campbell
  • Shelli Carlovsky
  • Nancy Carr
  • Suzanne Carver
  • Castle & Cooke
  • Donna Chaffee
  • Chapter JT, PEO Sisterhood
  • Judith Chase, in memory of Mae Safford and Margaret Chase Goode
  • Dona Penoli Chertok*
  • Meg Clay
  • Kathleen Pascoe Clerou
  • Ira and Carole Cohen
  • Terri Collins
  • Joan W. Cox
  • Holly Culhane, in honor of Betty Webb
  • Margaret DeArmond
  • Davida Muscio Delis
  • Mary Button Demos
  • Peggy Dewane-Pope
  • Anna Dezember
  • Gordon and Joyce Downs
  • Jan Drew
  • Lynelle Echeverria
  • Katharine Edmonson
  • Maureen Farrell, Doncaster Clothing
  • Vicki Farrell
  • Carroll & Bob Favero
  • Ann Fisher
  • Teresa Ford, in honor of Brittney and Tristin McGlassen
  • Jenna Foster
  • Tom and Judy Franconi
  • Dr. Tom and Donna Frank
  • Edith Frick
  • Sheila Fry
  • GFWC California Federation of Women’s Clubs
  • Corrinne Garrison
  • Catherine Gay
  • Pamela Presley Giumarra
  • Keri and John Gless
  • Pam Godfrey
  • Christine Goedhart-Humphrey
  • Gold Crest Construction
  • Tom and Diana Gordon in honor of Donna Murray
  • Angene Grigg*
  • Fran Gunner
  • Becky, Jessica and Alexandra Hall
  • Susan B. Hamilton
  • Ann Hansen
  • Marianne Harmer, in honor of Bianca Ann Harmer
  • Bill and Carol Hatcher
  • Jane Haupt
  • Mikie Hay in honor of Bebe Burke
  • Arlene and Joel Heinrichs
  • Domonique Hensler
  • Susan Hersberger, in honor of Kate Hersberger Greenberg
  • Deborah Hess
  • Jane Hildebrand
  • Napier Hill, in honor of Marjorie Lindsey
  • Dolores and Bob Hoffman
  • Cheryl Holsonbake in honor of Bill & Donna Eslick
  • Judy Hyatt
  • Cynthia Icardo
  • Cliff and Gail Johnson, in memory of Johnnie Sisson
  • Diane Johnson
  • George and Karen Johnson, in memory of Lorraine Olson Johnson
  • Ken and Teri Jones
  • Trisha S. Jones
  • Joyce Junger
  • Kern County Fire Fighters, Local 1301
  • Kern Medical Society Alliance
  • Susan Killingsworth
  • Lisa King
  • Dianne Klein
  • Ruth Klein
  • Lyndia Krausgrill
  • Jeanine Lambert, Doncaster Clothing
  • Dawn Land-Walker, in memory of Evelyn Land
  • Sherry Lanza
  • Susan K. Laverty
  • Tish Layous
  • Ione Lollar
  • Lesa Mackessy
  • Mary Madland/Madland Toyota
  • Rhonda Magness
  • Judith Malerich
  • Lori Mariani
  • Tanya Mariani
  • Lynzi Massey
  • Paije Massey
  • Sandi Maul
  • Livio and Ronda Mazzei
  • Katie McCarthy
  • Diana Mestmaker
  • In memory of Barbara Meyer
  • Martha Miller
  • Bitsy Ming, in honor of Priscella Moore
  • Kim Mishkind
  • Ginger Moorhouse, in honor of Tracey and Ginny Cowenhoven
  • In memory of Leola Morgan
  • Mountain Mommas & Poppas
  • Dayna F. Nichols
  • In honor of Carroll Favero and in memory of Robert Favero
  • In honor of Stephanie, Heidi, Nikki and Stacie Nichols
  • Karen Northcutt
  • Allison Brandt Oliver
  • Diana Pascoe Othart
  • Pamela Ott
  • Haley Jones Ottaway
  • Stella Ottaway
  • Rodney and Cheryl Palla Family
  • Paramount Farming Co.
  • Jeanette Richardson Parks, in honor of Betty Padgett
  • Laura Pascoe
  • Lois Pence
  • Cathy Perfect and Amber Siratt
  • Cindy Pinson
  • Linda Pounds
  • Heli Powell, in memory of Meta Lipp
  • Judith Pratt
  • Darlene Rhoades
  • Jessica, Katie and Mary Richardson
  • In memory of Beth Rienzi
  • Danette Rinehart
  • Jeanette Rogers-Erickson
  • Monique Rogers-Poulton
  • Joy Rose, in honor of daughters Lisa Hafey and Leah Rose
  • Rotary Club of Bakersfield
  • “T” Royer-Cartwright, in honor of Mildred Stauffer-Thomas
  • In memory of Marjorie Rump
  • In memory of Doris Salter
  • Teresa Shambaugh, in memory of Dorothy Harrison
  • Mary K. Shell
  • Evalee Simmons
  • Bob and Barbara Smith
  • Pat Smith
  • South Fork Women’s Club
  • Southern California Edison, Kern County, Tehachapi, and Antelope Valley
  • Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross
  • Jennifer and Steve Starbuck, in honor of Betty Jones
  • Mike and Cathi Stier
  • Nancy J. Stoller
  • Linda Sullenger
  • Joan Thomas
  • Mindy Thomas
  • Elaine Thomson
  • Mary Lou Thomson
  • Edward Tilbury, in memory of Arlene Tweedy
  • Pamela Tivnon
  • Today Cleaners
  • Alissa Turnipseed, in memory of Anna Turnipseed
  • Amy Turnipseed, in memory of Rose Antongiovanni
  • Phillis Van Boening
  • W.I.N.G.S.
  • Engrid Wang
  • Supervisor Ray Watson
  • Lonie Wattenbarger
  • In memory of Wendy Wayne
  • Dee Whitley*
  • Dr. John and Debbie Wilson
  • Cheryl Woody
  • Linda Wright, in honor of all Girl Scouts
  • Jeanne Young
  • Betty Lee Younger
  • Kathleen Zaninovich

Women’s and Girls’ Fund Advocates

  • Patricia Alexander
  • Gayle Batey
  • Vicki Bielli
  • Ann Bigler
  • Christine Boylan
  • Christine Bynum
  • Nancy Chaffin-Joy
  • Kathleen Clark
  • Deborah Creighton
  • CSUB Women Leaders 2012
  • Daughters of Persia
  • Sue Deninger
  • Agnes DeJong
  • Cherilee Ezell
  • Angelo Haddad
  • Della Hodson
  • Susan Hopkins, in memory of Linda Parsons
  • Ice House Framing & Gallery
  • Debra Jackson
  • Tara Jamieson
  • Jacquelyn Jans
  • Irma Lancaster
  • Erica Leggio
  • Patricia Loyd, in memory of Byron and Eleanor Loyd
  • Cathy Lucas
  • Fiona Lytle
  • Don Martin/Metro Galleries
  • Jean Morrison
  • Donald and Cathy Palla
  • Carolyn Camp Pandol*
  • Lara Riccomini
  • Norma Rojas-Mora
  • Robin Mangarin Scott
  • Tuesdy Small
  • Kaylee Stier
  • Stevie Stier
  • Kate Tandy*
  • Michelle Vitale
  • Novena Weaver
  • Katie Werdel
  • Sasha Windes
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