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.

WX Summer Internship Grant Program

In 2016, WX began the Summer Internship Grant Program to help students interested in developing careers in real estate and related fields, and who have been offered summer jobs or internships in New York City. Internship grants are awarded on an annual basis to qualifying students who require financial assistance with housing or other living expenses in New York City in connection with their summer jobs or internships.

Board of Directors

Beth Sapery

Marjorie Tsang
Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Meg Waters,
Bessemer Trust

Merrie Frankel,
Minerva Realty Consultants, LLC

Ellen Baer,
Hudson Square Connection

Sonia Bain,
Bryan Cave LLP

Cheryl Boyer,
Fulcrum Hospitality

Caroline Harcourt,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Sara Queen,
Brookfield Properties

Paula Schaefer,
Clarion Partners