Law school honors Women's Funding Alliance

The Women's Funding Alliance, an organization devoted to promoting opportunity, health and justice for women and girls, received the Women of the Year Award from Seattle University School of Law and the Women's Law Caucus.

For nearly 10 years the Women's Law Caucus and Seattle University School of Law have joined together to pay tribute to the accomplishments of remarkable women. This year the award honors a group that works tirelessly to advance the status of all women and girls.

Founded in 1983, the Women's Funding Alliance is the leading foundation in the state that invests in and advocates for women and girls. By strategically supporting marginalized and under-funded groups that promote progressive change for women and girls, WFA has a dramatic impact on organizations' abilities to serve the community.

"We believe that when women and girls thrive, our entire community benefits," said LeAnne Moss, WFA' s executive director, who accepted the award.

Since its inception, WFA has invested in more than 100 organizations, most of them very small, in the Puget Sound region. Together these organizations form a community that is advancing the status of all women and girls. An important part of WFA's work is assisting these groups by raising their profiles and articulating their needs to the greater funding community.

As a part of a global network of women's funds focused on women-led solutions and investments for women and girls, WFA connects to women and girls programs across the nation and around the world.

Dean Kellye Testy praised the work of the WFA and said its mission fits well with the School of Law, which educates outstanding lawyers to be leaders for just and humane world, and the Women's Law Caucus, which is dedicated to supporting women in the legal community.

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