Congratulations to our 2022 RSF Women's Fund Grant Recipients! For a complete list, please see below.

Past articles about the WF

  • 10 Jan 2012 2:00 PM | Deleted user

    Connie Pittard and Carol Linovitz will host a New Member Orientation at 10:00AM on January 27th at Carol's home,

    6134 Paseo Arbolado, Rancho Santa Fe. 


    We hope you will make plans to attend. You will have an opportunity to meet some of our other new members. 


    Please RSVP to Connie by telephone (858-756-6815) or by email to


  • 20 Dec 2011 10:12 AM | Deleted user

    Sending you all greetings for Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

  • 08 Dec 2011 1:09 PM | Deleted user


    We have added a new page to our web portal. It features letters and comments from you, organizations we deal with, and others.  You will find it under the  "News" menu in the "Events/News" section.

    Letters and KUDOs

    There is a new letter posted there from Dress for Success thanking us for your recent donations.


  • 30 Nov 2011 12:21 PM | Deleted user

    Multiply Your Gift of Time Or Money!


    Matching Gift and Volunteer Incentive Programs

    Your contribution to the RSF Women’s Fund may have potential to be multiplied. Many local and national companies will "match" the charitable contributions of their current and retired employees. Many companies match dollar to dollar. Some companies double the amount given by their employee.  Also, many local and national companies will make a contribution based on the number of volunteer hours you do.


    Read more at the above link, including a list of Employers willing to "match" charitable contributions.

  • 15 Nov 2011 3:12 PM | Deleted user



    If you have a friend that you think should be invited to the holiday luncheon for prospective new members on December 7th, please send your friend's mailing and email addresses to Connie Pittard ( or Carol Linovitz ( right away. 


  • 08 Nov 2011 7:39 PM | Deleted user

    The Annual Membership Meeting last night was a tremendous success. The power of collaboration produced both a lively presentation of fashion know-how by the lovely founders of The Fashion Code and a successful drive for suits and financial support (100 suits and $825) for Dress for Success. Our savvy members successfully answered fashion questions and Ann Reed won the “Killer Shoes” competition with fur-lined spike heels, all the rage this year!     

  • 05 Nov 2011 2:38 PM | Deleted user

    Cathy Hopf and Becky Horowitz, along with Annabel Moore and Susan Danton, will continue to collect donations for Dress for Success through Thursday, November 10th.  You can still donate items by dropping them off at The RSFWF office (6004 Paseo Delicias behind the Union Bank).

    Here is their request:

    Please help us support DRESS FOR SUCCESS San Diego which was one of our grant finalists last year.  The women they support desperately need work-appropriate clothing as follows:

    New or gently used skirt suits and pant suits (no dresses),
    Dry Cleaned and on hangers

    Average age of women in the program is 25-35
    Sizes needed are 0 petite to 24 womens

     Conservative and age-appropriate suits are ideal

     If your closet is clean and you do not want to shop, cash donations of $25 will be much appreciated.
  • 02 Nov 2011 4:55 PM | Deleted user



for the 
Most KillerSHOES!!

    There will be a drawing for those members who bring a guest

    You may each win personalized copies of the Twins' ebook, The Fashion Code.


    AND...don't forget about DRESS FOR SUCCESS. 

    The women they support desperately need work-appropriate clothing as follows:

    New or gently-used skirt suits and pant suits

    (no dresses), dry cleaned and on hangers

    Average age of women in the program is 25-35

    Sizes needed are 0 petite to 24 women’s

    Conservative and age-appropriate suits are ideal

    If your closet is clean and you do not want to shop,

    cash donations of $25 are much appreciated.



  • 02 Nov 2011 12:55 PM | Deleted user

    On November 4, 2011, the RSF Women's Fund Contribution/Membership renewal invoices will be going out. 

    Please watch your email account for yours to arrive.

    Also, visit our section about "Multiplying Your Contribution".

  • 10 Oct 2011 2:15 PM | Deleted user

    During a recent meeting, the Advisory Committee made decisions that I wanted to personally make you aware of.


    After reviewing our administrative budget for this year and next year’s projections, it became clear that we would need to reduce our expenses or increase the Administrative fee that each member contributes annually.


    The Advisory Committee felt strongly that we should look for ways to cut expenses and hold the Administrative fee constant at $250 out of the $2,250 annual member’s contribution. Therefore the Advisory Committee took the following actions to reduce our Administrative expenses:

    • In an effort to reduce meeting expenses, the Advisory Committee moved Advisory and Grant Committee Meetings from The Inn to the Village Church.  The church charges a nominal meeting room fee and we are able to bring in coffee and food.


    • The Advisory Committee also voted to increase the fee for our other meetings to more accurately reflect the actual per person cost of food and beverage provided at the event.  In the past, we have subsidized the food and beverage costs out of the administrative budget.  The November 7th Annual Meeting cost will be $40 per person and include one drink per person as well as passed hors d’oeuvres.


    • Lastly, the Advisory Committee voted to provide an option for members to pay for all the meeting fees in one payment rather than paying for each meeting separately. The cost to attend all the remaining meetings for the membership cycle (through the May Grants Presentation including November Annual Meeting ($40), February General Meeting ($10), April Meeting/Luncheon ($40) and May Meeting ($40) will be $120.  This includes a $10 discount for paying early! If you choose this option, you should be planning to attend all meetings as there are no refunds or transfers allowed. You will still need to RSVP and make entrée selections when required.   For those of you that attend nearly all the meetings, it will make it easier to just make one annual payment, and will also help to reduce our administrative time and bank fees.  REMEMBER TO MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE RSF FOUNDATION.

    A few other reminders:

    • Please PLAN TO ATTEND the November 7th Annual Meeting of the RSFWF at The Inn.  Invitations have been mailed. You can place your RSVP on our website by going to our homepage.  Invite a guest!
    • Renewal notices for the 2011-2012 Membership cycle are being emailed to you on NOVEMBER 4th. You will remember that last year, we went from Spring and Fall billing cycles to a single annual billing cycle for everyone.

    If you have any questions about any of the information above, please call me or email me. I will be happy to discuss them with you. Thank you.


    Donna Walker

    RSFWF Advisory Committee Chair

Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund

Established in 2004  |  tax #95-3709639

162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite B30, Encinitas, CA   92024

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