Leadership Team

Governance/Board of Directors

After being established as a fiscally sponsored project under the auspices of Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington for our first three years, ninety-nine girlfriends is now an independent nonprofit organization, registered in the state of Oregon (Oregon Registry #1447204-97) and with IRS (EIN #83-0809479.) Deborah Edward and Eileen Brady are Co-Chairs and Erin Zollenkopf is Secretary/Treasurer. Deborah brings background in nonprofit management and philanthropy, with experience running a nonprofit management support center and graduate school teaching. Eileen has deep experience in civic leadership in the region. Erin is Managing Partner of a nonprofit bookkeeping and accounting service. All are founding circle members of ninety-nine girlfriends.

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee rotates over time. Currently the members of our team are Deborah Edward, Eileen Brady, Jinx Faulkner, Erin Zollenkopf, Tammy Wilhoite, Pip Denhart and Jude Lieberman. This team coordinates activities of ninety-nine girlfriends. 

Grants Steering, Member Education, Events, Membership and Communications Committees

Each of our committees are co-chaired by two of our members each year. In addition we have many teams that work inside of our committees that are in turn co-chaired by two of our members. 

Fiscal sponsor

We are very grateful to GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington for serving as our tax exempt partner during our first three years!


Warm thanks to Christine Grumm, Joyce White and Martha Richards for their guidance. A big shout out to Nancy Johnson and Joya Menashe who do all of our design work.