Isabella Hinds


For Isabella, helping people walk through growth and change has been central to her professional and personal lives, requiring vision, determination. She has chaired both the Grants and Philanthropy committees and was active in the development of WIN’s “Grounded Giving” document. She sees “Serious and social” not as opposites but a creative way to capture how different people have fun, an important part of the ‘glue’ in any organization. She thrives on the satisfaction that comes when something meaningful has been accomplished and all can share in the success, and adds (quoting from the Art of Relevance) “We have to be willing to expose our passion and try - however we can-to make it attractive and relevant to others.

Term 11/20-11/23

Maureen Vasquez


Maureen is excited about the strong foundation that WIN has built, and wants to use that momentum to ensure that WIN makes the maximum impact in New Hanover County. During her three years as a member, she has served as a member, the Vice-Chair and most recently, the Chair of the Large Grants Committee.  As an actively involved member, and a firm believer in WIN’s mission she looks forward to collaborating with the WIN membership.  In particular, she looks forward to forging new ground in our philanthropic journey by continuing to evolve from our role as funders to more informed and involved philanthropists. The world would be a better place if we kept things real, honest, and genuine.  

Term 11/20-11/22

Elise Wilson


Elise joined win in 2018, and is currently serving as the Treasurer on the WIN Board. A Wilmington native, she spent time living and working in Colorado before heading home. She is a Financial Planner at UBS.

Committed to serving her community, Elise is inspired by the work WIN has already done and wants to be an integral part WIN's efforts to have a positive impact in the Wilmington area.

Elise has been married to her husband, Joel, for seventeen years and has two children, Banks and Lowman, as well as a dog, Ranger, and cat, BK.

Term 11/19-11/22

Donna Howard


I have a varied background. I grew up in rural north-western Pennsylvania. My BA degree is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. with a BA in education - math in high school. I taught in PA, Chicago, SC and NC for a total of 7 years. I taught in Wilmington for 2 ΒΌ years before I moved on to industry as a computer system analyst to production manager in the shop floor. After working in industry for 24 years I decided to retire. My retirement was kept busy by being on different boards – League of Women, WHQR (treasurer), Lower Cape Fear LifeCare(1 term of chairperson), Plantation Village (chairperson for 1 year). While I have not been on the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Board, I have volunteered on the construction crew since I retired. The experience that I gained with all my different positions has given me different looks at Wilmington and how it works and how to work with others. I think that I can work well with other people by trying to understand their opinion and work on a compromise if necessary

Term 11/21-11/23

Lynne Herndon

Lynne joined WIN in 2013. Over the last two years, she has joined the Philanthropy Team, chaired the WIN Book Club, and participated in the Arts and Culture Circle. She is inspired to dig deeper and contribute more time and talent to WIN because I love interacting with smart, creative women on these projects. Her business approach to management, strategic planning, and marketing developed over a long career in publishing, which culminated in the role of President and CEO of Cell Press (a Boston based publisher). She also has experience of non-profit boards and actively supports participatory membership.

Term 11/20-11/23

Lynn Anderson

I’m one of 40 founding members of WIN. In that time, I’ve served as the liaison to our original parent organization the North Carolina Community Foundation and a member of the Grants Committee when Environment was the focus. I believe in the concept of collective giving as a more effective and IMPACTFUL method of making a difference not only in our community, but in the life of a non profits journey. Becoming acquainted with a vast array of New Hanover County NPO’s has been enriching and I credit WIN for this new found perspective. Philanthropy has always been one of the Anderson’s annual commitments, but has often felt unsatisfying. WIN proposed to allow each member the chance to participate in choosing where donated funds would be directed, and that unique level of involvement appealed to me.

Term 11/21-11/23

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