Rose Women's Organization

Patti Levine, RWO president, pictured at the RWO Gift Shop at Rose Medical CenterRose Women's Organization (RWO) is a volunteer-led collaborative giving group of Rose Community Foundation. Since 1996, RWO has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to local organizations.


RWO traces its lineage to Rose Auxiliary at Rose Medical Center. From its roots as a service-based group for women, RWO has evolved into an organization that awards grants to improve the health, education and welfare of women, children and families in the Greater Denver community.

Several sources of income support our grantmaking activities:

  • Income from the gift shop at Rose Medical Center, which RWO operates
  • Funds raised by our advisory board through events and board member contributions along with donor contributions
  • Earnings from funds that reside at Rose Community Foundation

How is Rose Women’s Organization Related to Rose Community Foundation?
Rose Community Foundation provides philanthropic advisory services and administrative support to RWO, manages all of RWO’s investment assets and files all relevant tax documents on behalf of the organization. RWO operates under the 501(c)(3) charitable tax status of Rose Community Foundation, and all of RWO’s financial assets are part of Rose Community Foundation's assets.


Rose Women's Organization (RWO) awards grants to improve the health, education and welfare of women, children and families. The group learns and grows together through a process of researching, evaluating and ultimately making grants to nonprofit organizations. Grants are made annually. Funding opportunities are by invitation only.

In 2014, Rose Women’s Organization will focus its grants on efforts to prevent and stop bullying among school-aged children, including anti-bullying education of their parents.

In 2013, RWO made grants to support seniors and their caregivers, funding organizations in Greater Denver that provide programs and services to help seniors remain living in their homes.

View our 2013 awarded grants.


2014 Rose Women's Organization Advisory Board Members

President: Patti Levine
Co-Presidents elect: Jamie Travis-Heller and Carin Wagner
Grants Co-Chairs: Renee Cohen and Joy Benenson
Fundraising Co-Chairs: Barbara Askenazi and Wendy Glazer
Secretary:  Erin Katz
Treasurer:  Shellie Kark

Sharon Pincus Abrams
Meredith Bloomberg
Stacey Chapman
Terri Cohen
Dana Friedman
Vikki Goldberg
Lauren Handler
Diane Hanfling Reed
Karen Iker
Sarah Kabat
Carol Karsh
Lisa Kornfeld
Johanna Ladis
Maggie Miller
Tracy Reinhard
Eve Roth Epstein
Julie Selsberg
Mary Stein
Molly Sutton
Jennifer Wiener
Julie Zemel

Rose Community Foundation Staff
Sarah Indyk, philanthropic engagement officer, advises and Susan Lanzer, philanthropic services assistant, provides support to RWO.


You may visit Rose Community Foundation's online donation page to make a secure credit card donation to Rose Women's Organization. (In the "Please direct my gift to" field, choose Rose Women's Organization.) or contact Sarah Indyk, philanthropic engagement officer, at 303.398.7416 or .