Spring 2021 Update on Rose Women’s Organization

Rose Community Foundation will be putting the work of Rose Women’s Organization on pause in order to revisit key aspects of the group’s mission, structure and operations. Our goal is to relaunch a collaborative women’s philanthropy program in 2022 that honors the legacy of the Rose Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary, builds on past successes, engages its alumni network, and most importantly, brings women together in relevant and meaningful collaborative philanthropy that serves the needs and opportunities our region faces today. we look forward to relaunching RWO in a manner that honors that history and sets the organization up for a successful and impactful future.

RWO History

Rose Women’s Organization (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 RWO’s grantmaking activities:

  • Income from the gift shop at Rose Medical Center, which RWO oversees
  • 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

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.


You may visit Rose Community Foundation’s online donation page to make a secure donation to Rose Women’s Organization. (In the “Please direct my gift to” field, choose Rose Women’s Organization).