The Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council Needs YOU! (Women and Men welcome!)
The Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council was founded in 2016 to provide support and guidance in driving programmatic direction, raising funds and increasing the visibility of lower-income women entrepreneurs as they strive to create better futures for themselves and their families.
In its pilot year, under the leadership of Chair Charmaine Detweiler, the Council provided leadership
to drive sponsorship and sales for Renaissance’s annual event, and raised $65,000. This year, our goal is to double our impact as the Council continues to grows.
The Council is currently accepting new members. Membership levels are: $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. They can be personal, corporate or matching gifts made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
And men, don’t be afraid to join us! We recently welcomed our first male Council member Bruce Burtch. Bruce is
aptly nicknamed the “Father of Cause Marketing” for his pioneering work in aligning corporate dollars and values with the work of nonprofit organizations.
Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council Members:
Bruce Burtch, CEO, Bruce W. Burtch, Inc. (retired)
Charmaine Detweiler, Chief Financial Officer, New Resource Bank (retired)
Alison Davis, Fifth Era (Renaissance Board Member)
Evelyn Dilsaver, Independent Board Director
Margot Fraser, Founder of Birkenstock USA (retired)
Nancy Green, Athleta
JoAnne Lauer, Blockchain Capital
Cheryl Lucanegro, SoundHound
Barbara Morrison, TMC Financing
Dani Nolan, Ernst & Young
Helen Russell, Equator Coffee
Nancy Sheppard, Women2Boards
Laura Thompson, Thompson Concepts Groups (Renaissance Board Member)
Marion Weinreb, Marion Weinreb & Associates
For more information, please contact Wendy Guzman, Director of Development and Evaluation, at
AHarris@RenCenter.org or call 415-348-6207.