Charity

Charitable Fund

The WX Charitable Fund Ltd. is a duly qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It works closely with WX, Inc. to support the WX Scholars Program and partner with philanthropic organizations, including those supporting women’s careers in real estate. It makes targeted charitable donations and provides WX members opportunities to volunteer their time to these and other community service organizations.

Partnerships & Grants

The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem

A college prep public school established to serve young inner city women, the Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) of East Harlem’s goals align with those of WX: to raise expectations, improve performance and inspire leadership.

WX provides grants that go toward comprehensive college preparation and SAT tutoring through the CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), college counseling, and parent education on the college selection process and financial aid matters. In addition, members participate in panel discussions with the students, and WX scholars are provided opportunities to volunteer at YWLS.

Non-Traditional Employment for Women

In 2015, WX entered a partnership with Non-traditional Employment for Women (NEW), a New York City-based non-profit founded in 1978. NEW prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.

WX’s collaboration with NEW is aimed at strengthening both organizations and allowing members to develop lasting relationships with the NEW graduate tradeswomen.

Board of Directors

Beth Zafonte, Akerman LLP

President

 

 

Sonia Bain, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Vice President & Secretary

 

 

Ione Wilsmann

Treasurer