Committees & Teams




WIN members combine our resources in order to have a significant impact on our community. Committees, Teams and Circles bring us together, and are a great way to get to know one another!  

Joining a WIN committee is one more way to let your talents shine through.  We'd love to have your energy on one or more of our teams.  If you are interested to learn more, each of the leaders is shown below. Click on their name -- they'd be delighted to hear from you and share current opportunities.   

Philanthropy Team: Isabella Hinds; Lynne Herndon

Purpose: The Philanthropy Team enables members to expand their understanding of Philanthropy and serves as an incubator for WIN through Circles, smaller groups of members who share an interest in topics of importance to WIN.  The Philanthropy Team

  • Develops events to inform members on Areas of Giving and trending issues in Philanthropy.
  • Conducts mid-year reviews of the year’s Grantees to support their success and to update our members on the progress of the projects
  • Manages WIN Circles including a Book Club, a Circle to deepen knowledge of each Area of Giving, and a Circle responsible for our Impact statement

Helpful Skills: Organizational and communication skills, program development, meeting facilitation,  nonprofit experience, community networking.

Grants Team: Patricia de la Sota, Large Grants; Jeanette PhillipsSmall Grants

Purpose:  The Large and Small Grants Committees evaluate grant applications and present a shortlist to the WIN membership for voting.

Helpful Skills:  Objectivity, critical thinking, team player, ability to assess grant applications

Welcome Team: Laura McCabe (acting) 

Purpose:  As ambassadors for WIN, recruit new and retain existing members such that WIN members achieve their philanthropic goals and establish lasting relationships

Helpful Skills:  Natural connector, strong interpersonal skills, influencer, outgoing and engaging style; match maker; attention to detail; good follow-up; excited to meet new people 


Community Engagement: Kate Phillips Connolly (acting) 

Purpose:  The Community Engagement team communicates WIN news and activities both internally, to Members, and externally to to the Wilmington community. The team maintains the WIN website and serves as Webmaster. 

Helpful Skills: Marketing and PR expertise, communications planning / follow-through, clear written communications, graphic design and layout, web content, social media setup, engagement and maintenance skills 

Wondering what would be expected? 

Committees vary greatly in terms of skills required, effort involved and which times of the year they are most busy.  For example, Membership and Communications & PR are active throughout the year.  Philanthropy is just getting off the ground and designing their new approach - a great time to join!  The Grants committee is intensely active in the first part of the year leading up to selecting our recipients in May.  

Even within a committee time requirements vary and you can manage your overall contribution throughout the year - as little or as much as you can offer, and whenever it works for you!   

Each WIN Committee has a Chair and a Vice Chair. The Chair serves for a year, then rotates off and the Vice Chair becomes the Chair, with a new committee member stepping up to become Vice Chair. Within each committee there are a range of roles available, ranging from an occasional few hours (such as photographer for an event) to short intensive bursts (such as organizing the annual luncheon or serving on a Grants committee) to steady involvement (such as Webmaster). 

In addition, each Committee has a Board Liaison, a member of the Board who stays in regular contact with the Committee Chair to make sure that the committee has whatever resources it needs. 

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