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Grantee Spotlight // Grantmaking // Lauren Y. Casteel // WFCO Staff // WINcome // Women & Girls of Color Fund

The Guiding Lights of Our Communities

// December 28, 2023

We cannot celebrate their sacrifice without committing to change the system that underinvests in them.

Affirmative Action // Education // Lauren Y. Casteel // Racial Equity

Letter From Lauren: Affirmative Action Decision Unravels Equity

// June 26, 2023

We believe that to achieve equity, systemic interventions that promote fair outcomes and close gaps to opportunity are required.

Mission Driven: Letter from Lauren
Community // Impact // Lauren Y. Casteel // Philanthropy // Women's Philanthropy

Letter From Lauren: Maintaining Our Tenacity Requires Your Support

// April 28, 2022

Your Time, Talent, Treasure, Testimony, Ties – and Tenacity – are essential to WFCO and the women and girls in Colorado.

Letter from Lauren with Lauren Y. Casteel headshot
Lauren Y. Casteel // Racial Equity

Letter from Lauren: On MLK, Jr. Day, Condemn Misogynistic & Racist Violence

// January 14, 2022

In the face of the horrific mass shooting in Denver and Lakewood, let’s look for Community, Witnessing, Learning, and Healing in the places we call home.

Lauren Y. Casteel speaks on stage at 2021 Annual Luncheon
Annual Luncheon // Annual Report // Lauren Y. Casteel // Philanthropy

Letter from Lauren: I’ve Had Enough. Have You?

// November 18, 2021

“It’s expected women will do too much with too little. We always have. We always do. At what cost?” – Lauren Y. Casteel

Ain't I A Woman quote in white font with a silhouette of woman in front of a magenta background
Civil Rights // Gender Equity // Lauren Y. Casteel // Racial Equity // Women's Equality

Letter from Lauren: Ain’t I A Woman, Too?

// June 10, 2020

I am proud in 2020 to stand beside you, to be a Black woman addressing a movement of women fired up and ready for change. But, if I were to ask, “Ain’t I a woman?” would you work to make sure that the resounding answer is “yes?”

Civil Rights

Lauren Y. Casteel – Keynote, MLK Business Awards Luncheon

// January 18, 2019

Civil rights is in my DNA. I am privileged through birth into a family that had access to education and a passion for change.

Lauren Casteel "Sharing What Is Ours" Speech
Community // Philanthropy

Sharing What Is Ours

// November 20, 2018

There is one truth that aligns us all: None of us make it alone.

Community

Celebrating Our Community Foundation

// July 25, 2018

Where were you on July 25, 2017? WFCO’s board, staff, and thousands of our friends and supporters will never forget where we were.

President and CEO Lauren Casteel
Women's Philanthropy

What Drives Women’s Philanthropy?

// June 26, 2018

As I listened to each woman share her life’s journey, I noticed a common theme in their stories: the significant role that community played in their success.

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