What an Incredible Turnout!

Ojai Women’s Fund Inaugural Meeting
Draws Packed Attendance

 Zhena Muzyka, of  Zhena's Gypsy Tea , center, flanked by Karen Evenden, left, founder of Ojai Women's Fund and Peggy Russell, OWFBoard Member. 

Zhena Muzyka, of Zhena's Gypsy Tea, center, flanked by Karen Evenden, left, founder of Ojai Women's Fund and Peggy Russell, OWFBoard Member. 

Nearly 200 women attended Ojai Women’s Fund’s (OWF) inaugural meeting Jan. 26th to learn how they could join with like-minded, compassionate-hearted female friends and neighbors to better serve their beloved Ojai community through the concept of collective givingOWF founders Karen Evenden and Peggy Russell were thrilled to find Ojai women so willing to show up and demonstrate OWF’s philosophy that women together can create powerful, healing, life-changing impact upon community. “The more women who stand with us, the more women, children and families we can help and the greater difference we can make right here in Ojai,” said OWF founder Karen Evenden. And OWF membership chair Sandi White added: “The beauty is that it’s simple and affordable.  To join, each woman gives $100 minimum. One vote [for grant recipient] is $1000. So, one woman can donate the entire $1000, or ten women can pool their $100 donations and cast a group vote. As a collective everyone has a vote and a voice.”