Featured Founding Members: Meet 10 Women Leaders Giving Back

Dec 5, 2022

Meet ten of our featured Grapevine Giving Circles Network Founding Members!

If you’re a Grapevine community member, we encourage you to connect with these women through our new member-to-member messaging & connections feature!

Learn and join the Grapevine Giving Circle Network, or reach out to membership@grapevine.org with any questions. You're also welcome to attend our weekly virtual office hours with the Grapevine team, check out our schedule.



Christine Cannon

Christine Cannon

Founding Member, Denver Women in Business for Good

Project Lead, Yale University

"I’ve been in Denver for a little over a year and have been eager to get involved in local philanthropy efforts and meet new professionals!"



Nichole Brandt

Nichole Brandt

Founding Member, Seattle Women in Business for Good

VP of Influencer Marketing, XOMAD

“I love the idea of like-minded women coming together to make a larger impact for good. I am passionate about creating long-lasting impactful positive change for our planet & humanity, and I regularly volunteer at food kitchens and am on an advisory board of an NGO. From these experiences, I have learned the importance of communities coming together to create true positive change."



Laura Landergott

Laura Landergott

Founding Member, Port St. Lucie Professional Women for Good

Partner, Whole Growth Partners, LLC

“When my business partner and I first started this firm, we had a vision beyond business. We both feel fortunate that we’ve had people in our lives who have encouraged us, supported our decisions, and helped back our success. We have been blessed beyond measure. And, now it’s our time to give back and help others. I love the concept of a giving circle and have even helped a client launch a 501c3 to support local philanthropy."



Jennie Malafarina

Jennie Malafarina

Founding Member, Cleveland Women in Business for Good

Owner, Virago Marketing

“I love the idea of transforming lives. I interned with the Cleveland Foundation and it opened my eyes to all the beautiful corners of Cleveland where people are working to make a difference and now that I’m in a capacity to give more, I want to, too."



Megan Buchholz

Megan Buchholz

Founding Member, Chesapeake Professional Women for Good

Clinical Transformation Manager, Unified Women's Healthcare

“I have great interest in philanthropy and hands-on service in the community. I love networking with other women who have the same passions for doing good for others."



Gabrielle Perry

Gabrielle Perry

Founding Member, New Orleans Women in Business for Good

Founder & Executive Director, Thurman Perry Foundation

“For Black women and women of color especially, we are often tasked with lemonade out of lemons. And as we sojourn through life, especially in a state where 49% of its population has a criminal record, 61% of babies are born under Medicaid, homicide is the leading cause of death for pregnant women, homelessness for formerly incarcerated women is outpaces the national average, etc. it can be easy to think that it is every person for themselves. I believe in the power of community. I believe in the power of aiding people with tangible resources. And I believe in what seems to be the mission of your giving circle: helping the people of New Orleans. That’s all we do at The Thurman Perry Foundation."



Karen Calara

Karen Calara

Founding Member, Seattle Women in Business for Good

President, The Next Step Physical Therapy

“I want to be a part of a group of civic and philanthropic-minded businesswomen making a difference in our community."



Pam Abrahamsson

Pam Abrahamsson

Founding Member, Portland Women in Business for Good

CEO/Founder, PRA Public Relations

“I'd like to connect with like-minded women entrepreneurs, professionals and those who simply care to join together and make some good things happen for this world!"



Nicolette Daniel

Nicolette Daniel

Founding Member, Houston Women in Business for Good

Chief Strategy Officer, Patrick Daniel Law

“Giving back and enhancing the community of Houston is the foundation of my personal core values as well as the values shared by the community at Patrick Daniel Law."



Rhiannon Hendrickson

Rhiannon Hendrickson

Founding Member, Denver Women in Business for Good

Founder + CEO, Orapin Marketing + Public Relations

“Community involvement and philanthropy are core tenets of my work and personal mission. I love the idea of joining like-minded leaders to make a collective impact."