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 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

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 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 2017, Rose Women’s Organization made grants to nonprofits that support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth.


2017 Rose Women’s Organization Advisory Board Members

  • Co-Presidents Elect: Joy Benenson and Meredith Bloomberg
  • Grants Chair: Michelle Striker
  • Secretary: Laura Wolf
  • Gift Shop Co-Chairs: Laura L’Herault and Susan Levy
  • Treasurer: Courtney Hirsekorn
  • Events Chair: Eve Roth Epstein
  • Amy Chapman
  • Renee Cohen
  • Erica Farber
  • Loren Faye
  • Diane Hanfling Reed
  • Rebecca Kanov
  • Erin Katz
  • Carla Kutnick
  • Erin Neren
  • Jayme Ritchie
  • Jennifer Rothschild
  • Nancy Steele
  • Molly Sutton
  • Samantha Thompson
  • Devin Tomiak
  • Jamie Winter
  • Laura Wolf
  • Rose Community Foundation Staff


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 Vicki Dansky, senior gift planning officer at 303.398.7422 or

Susan Lanzer, ( philanthropic services assistant, provides support to RWO.