20th Anniversary

Together Women Rise began in 2003 when co-founder Marsha Wallace invited some friends to her home to celebrate her birthday, a hat was passed, and $750 was raised for Women for Women International!

To celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2023, we are hosting special events throughout the year and across the country. All members are welcome to attend any of the events throughout the year. These events will also be open to individuals who may be interested in our mission and getting involved with Rise. If you have friends, family, sorority sisters, etc. in one of the event cities, please encourage them to attend.

New event dates are still being confirmed so check back often for more info.


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Time: 2 to 4 pm ET
Location: Unity Park in Greenville, SC

Come celebrate the founding of Together Women Rise, 20 years ago this January, with our first-ever chapter in Greenville, SC. At this special anniversary event, we will hear remarks from our CEO Beverley Francis-Gibson and Co-Founder Barb Collins. There will be food, beverages, a few surprises, and opportunities to meet other chapter members from around the region. We will also learn about our January grantee, The Pangea Network.




Saturday, March 4, 2023

Time: 11am to 3pm PT

Location: Adobe Lodge, Santa Clara University

At this special lunch event, you will hear from Together Women Rise’s CEO, Beverley Francis-Gibson, and a panel of grantee representatives which includes:

  • Katie Morrow, Founder of Limitless Horizons
  • David Murphy, CEO of One Heart Worldwide
  • Caroline Bernadi, Head of Philanthropy and Results-based Funding at Village Enterprise

The panel will be moderated by Almaz Negash, Founder and Executive Director of African Diaspora Network.

Bring a friend to celebrate International Women’s Day and 20 years of great work. You’ll learn about the exciting road ahead for Together Women Rise.


We livestreamed a portion of the Santa Clara event, including the keynote speaker and grantee panel discussion.







Saturday, March 11, 2023

Time: 11am to 2pm PT

Location: Carmichael Presbyterian Church, Carmichael, CA

Join us for lunch, and learn how to change the world and make a difference. During the program you’ll hear about The Center for Victims of Torture, enjoy lunch, and network with other amazing women as we celebrate Together Women Rise’s 20th Anniversary and International Women’s Day.

This event is free and being run just like a regular meeting, so bring a dish to share.



Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22, 2023

Location: Seneca Falls, NY

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Together Women Rise in historic Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of women’s rights and gender equality in our country!

Connect with members from across the region, meet our Co-Founder Barb Collins and CEO Beverley Francis-Gibson, and hear about the impact we have made through our Grants Program. You will also have the opportunity to visit historic sites dedicated to women, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn, NY. Click on the registration link below for more information.

Advance registration is required, and space is limited. Deadline for registering is April 10th. To reserve your hotel room, contact the Hampton Inn Seneca Falls at this link.




Saturday, May 20, 2023

Location: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

Join us to engage with our CEO, Beverley Francis-Gibson, and our Board Chair, Jo DeBolt, as well as others.

It will be a celebratory event, but also momentous as we contemplate the incredible work we’ve accomplished.

You’ll also have time to share with other members from around the region and a chance to hear about the exciting road ahead for Together Women Rise.




Saturday, September 9, 2023

Time: 10am to 2pm MT

Location: Calvary Baptist Church

6500 E Girard Ave

Denver, CO


Saturday, September 30, 2023

Location: Loyola University’s School of Law

25 East Pearson Street

Chicago, IL



Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time: 11am to 2pm MT

Location: Mountain View Lutheran Church

11002 S 48th St

Phoenix, AZ



Saturday, November 4, 2023

Location: American University Washington College of Law

Claudio Grossman Hall, Yuma Building
4100 Yuma Street
Washington, DC 20016