Clayton Wealth Partners Sponsors Women’s Fund Annual Luncheon

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TOPEKA, Kansas—November 12, 2021—Clayton Wealth Partners was thrilled to do its part for women and children by sponsoring the annual Women’s Fund luncheon.

The luncheon was held October 20 at the Topeka Country Club. Speakers included Vice-Chair Elizabeth Young, CFP®, a Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor at Clayton Wealth Partners. Luncheon speakers shared that more than a half-million dollars have been awarded to local organizations since the fund’s inception.

“We are all proud of our accomplishment of collectively giving a half-million in grants to organizations serving Topeka’s women and children,” Young said.

The organization also shared future initiatives at the luncheon, as well as its new grantmaking process.

The Women’s Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation. It is “designed to create a new pool of resources from women interested in becoming philanthropists through the power of collective giving,” the fund’s website states.

The Women’s Fund allocates grants through a voting process by fund members. Grants support projects and programs that benefit women and children. Areas of focus are:

  • Access to healthy foods
  • Affordable housing
  • Arts/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education
  • Financial literacy
  • Health/mental health

Grant recipients have included Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, Family Service & Guidance Center, Housing & Credit Counseling, Jayhawk Area Boy Scouts, Silver Lake Public Library, and the Sunflower Music Festival.

“There are so many ways to positively impact women and children through our collective giving, which our diverse grant recipients illustrate,” Young said.

Young has been a member of The Women’s Fund board since 2018. Before that, she served on its Grants Committee, which identifies program initiatives, issues requests for proposals, reviews grant applications, and recommends grants to fund members for final selection.

You can learn about the 2022 grant application process here.

Young can be reached at

About Clayton Wealth Partners

Clayton Wealth Partners is one of the oldest fee-only financial planning and investment management firms in northeast Kansas. With offices in Topeka and Lawrence, it provides fiduciary advice to help individuals and families manage their wealth throughout all stages of life, as well as to institutions such as endowments, foundations, and for-profit organizations. Visit the firm’s website at

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.