W4W Founder,

Elaine "Cissy" Musselman

In 1993, Elaine "Cissy" Musselman gathered a group of women for lunch to celebrate her 50th birthday. During lunch, she shared with them a dream she had nurtured for years: to raise awareness of and money for the issues and needs affecting women and girls in our community.

This group of women professionals, community activists, and philanthropists committed themselves and their corporations to an all-women’s golf tournament in Louisville in order to raise money for women's causes. Before lunch was over, $17,000 was raised and Women 4 Women was born.

That year, more than $40,000 was raised to benefit organizations serving women victims of violence and Women 4 Women was born.

The mission of Women 4 Women is to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in our community through grantmaking and collaboration.

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Women 4 Women
323 W Broadway, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40202


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