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, the WX Mentoring Program and partner with philanthropic organizations, including those supporting women’s careers in real estate. With the advice of the WX Philanthropy Committee, it makes targeted charitable donations consistent with the mission of WX and provides WX members opportunities to volunteer their time to these and other community service organizations.
Non-Traditional Employment for Women
Since 2015, WX has formed 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 and NEW have participated in a skills workshop and are looking for more opportunities to connect, including having NEW participate in a WX Breakfast panel.
Over the years, WX has supported numerous women’s organizations through funding, mentoring, and membership volunteering. Some of those programs have included a Summer Internship Grant Program, which provided living expenses for students working in NYC summer jobs or internships; fundraising and sending teams of WX members and scholars to Habitat for Humanity Women Build work sites; and providing grants to Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) of East Harlem and mentoring opportunities for our members and scholars.
Charitable Fund Board of Directors
Sonia Kaur Bain, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Jennifer Schwartzman, Newmark Knight Frank
Vice President & Secretary
Amy Applebaum, Bank of China