Women's fund of central indiana




Getting Involved


Discover the power of your philanthropic leadership through OPTIONS 

Women’s Fund seeks women ages 25-45 who are curious, open-minded and interested in: 

  • supporting our mission and our efforts to be an anti-racist organization; 
  • exploring issues impacting women and girls in our community; 
  • creating a personal giving plan; and, 
  • having vigorous, thoughtful and respectful conversations with a variety of women. 

Since 1999, 460 women have found their philanthropic voice, power and leadership through OPTIONS. Does this sound like you? Would you like to join a group of like-minded women to explore how you can individually, and as a group, improve conditions for the women and girls in our community who have been silenced, ignored and pushed to the sidelines? If so, OPTIONS may be the right fit for you. 

Women’s Fund is excited to host a new OPTIONS Class in 2023. 

Classes will be mission-focused with guest speakers, field trips, community exploration and a goal that each person ends the year with a personal giving plan, experience in group-decision making regarding grants, an understanding of what it means to be a thoughtful Board member, a better understanding of gender equity, racial equity and the intersection of race and gender, as well as an interest in continuing to engage with Women’s Fund in new ways.  

If you want to learn more and you are 25 – 45 years old, identify as a woman, have the capacity to make a personal contribution of $300 to participate we are excited to meet you!  

Everyone invited to participate in OPTIONS must be willing to show proof of vaccination.  We will be following the Marion County Health Department COVID-19 guidelines and best practices. 

As a reminder, the application, letter of recommendation and supervisor form must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The applications are now closed. 



Contact Wendy McNamar at WendyM@cicf.org if you have questions or concerns.

Current OPTIONS Class

See the members of our OPTIONS Class 22

OPTIONS Alumnae 

See the full list of our OPTIONS Alumnae by year.


Your gift addresses the needs of women and girls in our community.