NEW nonprofit seeks social justice and funds college scholarships for women

In an era of #metoo, heated political debate, and ongoing issues of social justice, a small group of Washington women and one dad, created a nonprofit to educate and empower women.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Oct. 6, 2018 - PRLog -- With a belief in the advantages of higher education, and the need to propel women into more fulfilling careers, Woman of Wonder, a newly launched 501(c) (3), took inspiration from Wilma A. Doane. As a young woman, she had no financial support to attend college, worked until she could pay her own way, paid for her husband's college, returned to work to ensure that she and her husband could provide college tuition for their children, and in between she volunteered for an organization that awarded college scholarships to women.

Three generations of Wilma A. Doane's family serve on the board of Woman of Wonder. Her daughter, President and Founder, Carol Doane, Wilma's husband Kenneth M. Doane and their granddaughter Kailynn. Other board members include Debbie Dunn and Kim Gramm.

The Doanes are a family known for their support of education – previous generations founded Doane University in Crete Nebraska.

To qualify for a Woman of Wonder Scholarship, applicants must be a resident of Washington State, be accepted to an accredited college, demonstrate need through a current year FAFSA®, and demonstrate desire via a short, personal essay. Scholarship distribution will trace the lives represented by the Doane family, giving preference to women on their own with no support, to single moms, or to women raised by a single parent.

Applications will be available on the Woman of Wonder website January 1 through March 30 and are accepted during the same timeframe. For the application to be considered complete, the FAFSA® must be submitted by April 30.

Currently, Woman of Wonder is raising money to fund the first round of scholarships slated to be awarded Spring 2019.

Donations to the nonprofit are accepted on their website,, on Guidestar where Woman of Wonder earned a Bronze seal of transparency, and through their Facebook page.

Employer matching donations can be made through Benevity, and Woman of Wonder can also be chosen as an Amazon Smile recipient.

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