Ways to Donate

Woman Within Central USA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) federally tax-exempt not-for-profit organization. Contributions are deductible as charitable donations in accordance with IRS regulations. Zelle and Venmo are the preferred ways to receive donations as we don’t incur fees to obtain the contributions.

Or mail a check, payable to Woman to Woman Midwest, Inc.

Susan Auvinen, Treasurer

Woman Within Central USA, Inc.
201 N Vail #204
Arlington Heights IL 60004

Phone: 847-650-5903
Email: treasurer.womanwithin.centralusa@gmail.com
Please include your name, mailing address, email, and contribution.

We recently shared some financial barriers affecting women who want to participate in the Weekend, and our determination to find some solutions. You can view my short video here: https://youtu.be/5hhLYKE7NTg.

We pleased to announce the rollout of our new Bridge the Gap initiative. This will be an intentional, structured way to bring our large Central USA community together to better support women who want to participate in the Woman Within Weekend—whether as participants or staff– and who find it cost prohibitive.

Envision these women as standing on a riverbank, looking wistfully across the water to the opposite bank, which is the Weekend. What they need is a financial “bridge” to get over. This new dedicated fund will be the bridge, and each of you can help build it! Our Central USA region serves nine states, and we need a coordinated way to work on this together.

We are now accepting gifts to this dedicated Bridge the Gap fund via the Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, or Personal Check. Please include a note that this is for “Bridge the Gap” campaign when you give.

Sustaining Donors

Why is Woman to Woman Central USA asking for your donation?

  1. The impacts of the recession that hit in 2008 linger in many parts of the Midwest. During the past 6 years, 40% to 75% of women seeking to participate in a Midwest Woman Within Weekend have requested financial assistance. We’ve made it a top priority to help as many registrants as possible. Local Woman Within communities in the Midwest have joined in this effort through their fundraising activities.
  2. Even with our extraordinary efforts, we have not been able to provide enough financial assistance for all women who need it. For the first time in 15 years, Woman to Woman Midwest had to cancel in 2014 a Woman Within Weekend due to insufficient enrollment. At the same time, an increasing number of staff have not been able to cover their food and lodging costs at the weekend sites. We’ve stepped in to cover the shortfall to ensure staffing is financially accessible.
  3. The Woman to Woman Midwest Board is committed to offering Woman Within Weekends in our region because we know the transformational power of this work. And we see the benefits of being part of a Woman Within Weekend — for participants, staff, our families and our communities.

We need your help to continue providing the space, time and support for healing to take place — one woman at a time.

How can we be part of this mission?

One critical way is to donate funds.

How can you donate funds? You can help this mission on an ongoing basis by participating in the Sustaining Donor program. A monthly donation of any amount will make a difference.

Become a Sustaining Donor by providing the following information to Susan Auvinen, WW Central USA Treasurer, at treasurer.womanwithin.centralusa@gmail.com or 847-650-5903. (All bank account info can be found on your check or deposit slip.)

Monthly donation amount in USD
Withdraw on 1st or 15th of the month?
Bank name
Bank routing number
Bank account number

Act today to become a Sustaining Donor!