TOPEKA, Kansas—Clayton Wealth Partners is proud to announce that Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor Elizabeth Young, CFP®, has been elected to serve as Vice-Chair of The Women’s Fund.
Elizabeth’s will serve as Vice-Chair for a two-year term, after which she will serve as Chair-elect for the following term. As Vice-Chair, Elizabeth’s responsibilities include supporting the mission of the fund through involvement in the fund’s various Committees and to fill-in in the absence of the Board Chair.
“I’m honored to serve in this new role,” Elizabeth said. “The Women’s Fund fills an important role in our community, and I am glad to do my part in supporting that mission.”
The Women’s Fund was founded in 2006 as a donor-advised fund at the Topeka Community Foundation. According to its website, its mission is to “promote women’s leadership in philanthropy, increase charitable contributions, and strengthen their value through collective giving, and encourage a new generation of philanthropists.”
The fund provides grants to support “groundbreaking solutions to complex problems facing women and children and to being a catalyst for enduring change.” In addition, the fund’s iGive U school of philanthropy helps parents pass on the value of charitable giving to their children.
“In The Women’s Fund, Elizabeth has found a perfect complement to her desire to support women’s issues and philanthropy,” said Debra Clayton, CFP®, the wealth advisory firm’s Co-founder and President. “We are excited to see her deepen the impact she can have through service to The Women’s Fund and thus the community.”
Elizabeth has been a member of the fund board since 2018. Prior to that, she served on the organization’s Grants Committee, which identifies program initiatives, issues requests for proposals, reviews grant applications, and recommends grants to fund member for final selection.