The Preeminent Leadership Network

Legacy Partnership Project


The Legacy Foundation Partnership program is designed to directly benefit women in the greater Bay Area through partnerships with established non-profit organizations.  Our Mission is to partner with a non-profit that benefits women or girls in the Bay Area each year that we can help financially with a one-time grant and also leverage our members' talents and skills.  Candidate organizations submit a detailed questionnaire including financials and information on how IWF Northern California can help them fulfill their mission.   Members of the Legacy Foundation Board select three finalists for consideration.  All IWF members who have made a donation will vote on the finalist candidates. The selected organization is announced at the annual meeting.

Please donate to support this important program to give back to our community.  While the financial aid will be helpful for the non-profit, member participation is the most important thing we can provide.  Your experience can make a big difference in the lives of Bay Area women and girls. And we aim to have fun while we do it.

2016 Legacy Partner - Year Up Bay Area

Year Up Bay Area provides disconnected young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.  They prepares lower income 18-24 year olds for careers in technology.   They achieve this through a high support, high expectation model that combines developing marketable job skills, stipends, internships, and college credits. Their holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.  It is a national organization that has been in the Bay Area for eight years.  Volunteer opportunities include: coaching; women in technology panels; guest speakers; training workshops; volunteer days and speed mentoring. www.yearup.org

This year, we have had several successful programs with Year Up including a Meet & Greet reception in April and a “Women in Tech” panel discussion with Year Up students in June, led by Christi Haley Stover.  In November, we launched the Year Up staff mentoring program with IWF members serving as mentors to selected Year Up staff members focusing on leadership development and career skills.   We are also planning another event in the first quarter 2017 to expand Year Up connections with IWF members.   We welcome your participation and ideas on how we can continue to expand our relationship with Year Up!

To learn more about the young leaders participating in the Year Up program, check out these inspiring Student Stories. Please DONATE, please VOLUNTEER, please be a PARTNER.

To Donate to the Legacy Partnership Project Please Click Here.

To Participate by donating your time and expertise, please send an Email to Sue Sprunk or Barbara Adachi.

To Read the full description of our Partnership Project, please Click Here.


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