About us

About CFWL

 

For more than three decades the Central Florida Women’s League Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has awarded grants to community nonprofits and scholarships to outstanding young women. CFWL is entirely a volunteer organization. It is only through the tremendous effort and generosity of our league members, patron sponsors, benefactors and corporate sponsors that we have been able to raise and contribute over $2.5 million to students and local charities.

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Our mIssion

The Central Florida Women’s League Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization of women from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. It seeks to enrich the lives of those in the Central Florida community through volunteer opportunities and various fundraising events. 

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Our Vision

We will create an atmosphere of trust, respect and friendship between the members of our organization and the Central Florida Community. 

Our Values

We value the Central Florida Women’s League and its Foundation being recognized as a resource for the community. We value the relationships developed within our organization, and through service to others. We value our commitment to local charities and students. We value the time our members unselfishly devote to leadership, communication, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities to serve those less fortunate in the Central Florida area.

Board of Directors

 

Melisa D’Orazio

President

 

Denise Crabbe

President Elect

Joetta   Gaida

Treasurer

April           Park

Secretary

Jayne       Willis

Bylaws

Nancy
Asche

Charitable Granting

Tracy
Swanson

Charitable Granting

Kathryn Cook 

Communications

Erin Lafever-Moore

Communications

To be Determined

Events

Joanne Grasso

Membership

 

Debbie
Tuohey

Membership

Dena
Pichardo

Nominating & Past President

Pam
Lively

Presidential Advisor

Teresa Bernstein

Programs

Anne
McDonough

Programs

 

Lynne
Pirrie

Scholarship

Deb
Linden

Service

Laurie
Busbin

Social

 Founders & charter members

Debra Barnhart

Jerrie Grantz

Linda Pulliam

Barbara Bezner

Saundra Matthews

Pam Rouse

Jeanne Fortier

Jerry Pistelli

Joyce Swain*

*Betty Alsberge

*Dee Deimund

Betty Lou Forbes

Gertrude Lawrence

Cynthia Perry

Donna Baum-Jenks

Carol Duncan

*Mary Freer

*Dorothy Murphy

Ruth Zellar

Maxine Black

*Florence Fisher

Ronnie Lansing

Kendra Pahlow

(*deceased)

Past Presidents

Dena Pichardo

 2019-2020

Linda Sampieri

2014-2015

Janet Morrow

2010-2011

LynnFerguson

2006-2007

Janet Thompson

2002-2003

Jeanne Fortier

1998-1999

Linda Pellegrini

1994-1995

Kathleen Mark

2018-2019

Teresa Bernstein

2017-2018

Pamela West

2013-2014

Mary Rispoli

2009-2010

Howell Anne Edwards

2005-2006

Linda Miller

2001-2002

Sherry Thaden

1997-1998

Pam Lively

2016-2017

Rebecca True

2013-2014

Sue Goodwin

2008-2009

Anne Jones

2004-2005

Sandra Reckell

2000-2001

Connie Carlson

1996-1997

Ruth Smith

1993-1994

Michelle Greene

2015-2016

Linda Cardilli

2011-2012

Deanne Irwin

2007-2008

Angela Durruthy

2003-2004

Janice Wood

1999-2000

Mickey Cook

1995-1996

GayleWirtz

1992-1993