Pullman Regional Hospital Women’s Leadership Guild donates $5,400 to Pullman School Pantry Program | Local

PULLMAN — At its 4th annual Girlfriends Gather event held May 12, the Pullman Regional Hospital Girl’s Leadership Guild awarded $5,400 to the nonprofit Pullman School Pantry program.

According to a press release from Pullman Regional Hospital, the event attracted 54 women who each made a $100 contribution to nominate an eligible nonprofit of their choice to hold all donations. To be eligible, nonprofits must align with the mission of serving the health and well-being of women and children in Whitman, Latah, Nez Perce, or Asotin County.

A total of 16 nonprofits were nominated at the event, and three were drawn to present their cases.

Event participant Jill Bielenberg spoke on behalf of the Pullman School Pantry program. After the three presentations, all participants submitted their vote for one of the three.

“We definitely look to the Guild for their leadership and dedication to meeting the needs of children,” said Meg Gollnick, co-founder of the Pullman School Pantry program. “The Guild was one of the very first grants we received to launch our program! And now we just became our very own 501c3! We have the Guild to thank for that!

Since its inception in January 2015, the Women’s Leadership Guild has raised and donated over $143,750.

“The Women’s Leadership Guild is so proud to support many nonprofit agencies that empower women and children in the Palouse,” said Karen Davis-Morris, president of the Women’s Leadership Guild. “Our 4th annual Girlfriends Gather event is such a meaningful experience; it’s just one of the ways we bring women together to do amazing things.

Mara R. Wilmoth