Earlier this year, former WomenGive Co-Chair, Amanda Miller, wrapped up her two year term as an incredible leader and volunteer in her role as WomenGive Co-Chair. We are excited to welcome your new Co-Chair, Farra Lanzer, to serve along side her fellow WomenGive Co-Chair, Mary Francis. WomenGive Co-Chairs pictured above at the 2020 WomenGive Luncheon (Farra left, Mary right)
Farra Lanzerjoined WomenGive after attending a luncheon and feeling completely overwhelmed and inspired by the 1000+ WomeGive supporters in the room. The energy was electric, the cause – near and dear to her heart, and was moved to tears. A few year later, she wanted to become more involved so she joined the Membership and Events Committee and eventually became the Co-Chair of that committee, which she has thoroughly enjoyed over the last 2.5 years. Outside of WomeGive, she serves as the Board Chair for Colorado Kids Create, the Co-Chair of the Northern Colorado Regional Action Committee for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, serves on the Communications Committee for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and volunteers in her free time with many area organizations.
Farra is the Director of PR & Community Relations for Madwire and, among other responsibilities, gets to spearhead Madwire’s philanthropic efforts and set up volunteer projects for our employees throughout the year. Farra feels so lucky to work for an organization that understands the power of philanthropy and giving back. She is also mildly obsessed (ok, REALLY obsessed) with her two rescue pups, Bella and Oliver!
Mary Francis is a WomenGive Milestone Business Member who is passionate about empowering women and families in her community. Raised by her mother, she is a first-generation Colorado State University graduate and has experienced first-hand the challenges that come with the lack of support for education and quality childcare. She is committed to strengthening her community through her business, Francis Home Mortgage, and her decades of volunteer work. She is honored to serve as Co-Chair and excited to help secure the future of WomenGive and the impact it makes in Northern Colorado. Mary lives in Fort Collins with her husband, Kevin, and their eleven-year-old son and daughter.