September 13, 2004 WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

     WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- Three Seattle area women will discuss their varying leadership roles in community engagement and how other women can use them as role models when they appear at the eighteenth “Women’s Education: For Living and Leadership” symposium on the Whitman College campus Thursday, Sept.23.

    Sponsored by Colleen Seidelhuber Willoughby, a 1955 Whitman College graduate and trustee emeritus, the symposium will take place in Ballroom B of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., at 4 p.m. The symposium panel presentation is free and open to the public. Please call the Whitman College Career Center, host of the event, at 527-5183 for more information.

    This year’s panelists include: Colleen Oglesby, executive director, Fulcrum Foundation, and member of the board of CITYCLUB, a Seattle public affairs forum; Dorothy Mann, consultant, Health Care Strategies, and member of the board of the Washington Women’s Foundation; Alison Carl White, executive director, Seattle Works, former president/CEO of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.

    Willoughby is a well-known Seattle philanthropist. She is a founding member of the Washington Women’s Foundation, whose mission is to increase the pool of women in philanthropy and build new funding resources for philanthropic projects in the region. 

CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156 Email: parishlj@whitman.edu