About Us

Who We Are

Our Purpose

Gather women who care about our community and want to increase social consciousness with collective investing and grant-making.

As a group, determine and address the greatest needs in our community.

Educate and motivate women to make a difference locally and get involved with local community needs.

Executive Team

Linda Watkins


Education has always been my passion, through college and beyond.  I have served as Executive Director of an area education nonprofit for over 10 years and have worked in many capacities locally, and at the state level, to improve my community and our state.  These experiences have shown me the importance of community involvement. I am excited to have launched a new philanthropic endeavor, an idea that has gained energy regionally and nationally. The Women’s Giving Connection of Southern Idaho will be another way of giving back to our local communities, by gathering women to make an impact, collectively, for the common good of where we live.  Join us!

Kathy MacMillan

Vice President
The Women’s Giving Connection-Southern Idaho (WGC) provides an amazing opportunity for collective giving to support our community. I have been privileged to be one of the Founding Board Members. My life’s focus has always been family, friends, my healthcare career as a Speech Language Pathologist, and years of volunteering and philanthropy through many organizations and non-profits no matter where we have lived. The WGC continues to grow in membership and annual giving to local community nonprofits. I am proud to be a member of this growing, multi-generational and dedicated group of women philanthropists – both long term and rising stars. WGC already has positively benefited Southern Idaho in many directions and will continue to be a force with important impact for years to come. I am honored to be a part of it!

Sami Ashenbrener


My passion for community involvement is rooted in my desire to empower and help one another. In my career as a physical therapist, I am able to help individuals heal and regain quality of life by improving function, and I am thrilled to now have a part in a larger community outreach through the Women’s Giving Connection (WGC).  I want my hometown community of Twin Falls to thrive, and this group aims to support this goal by bringing women together through philanthropic collective grant giving for a large community impact. Outside of a history of volunteering, my life’s joy comes from exploring the great outdoors through camping and rafting, running, teaching yoga, and spending time with family.  I am honored to serve as a founding member of the WGC and encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to join us!



Volunteerism, leadership and commitment to the people around us are so very important. Serving on nonprofit Boards and Advisory Committees is a big part of my life.  As a small businessperson and Director for a community bank, I see the economic wheels turning in our area. I am very cognizant of the financial challenges faced by many nonprofit organizations. That is why this nonprofit idea is so exciting to me. Here is the power of a group of women with great minds and compassion coming together to make a real difference for amazing organizations. The WGC is another way for women to step up and support causes near and dear to our hearts, with the collective power of a group. Being a Founding Member of this Board is particularly exciting.  We are local women making a difference!


Grant Committee


In my career as a Financial Advisor,  I’m able to  support my clients to live a life with  more contentment, purpose, and generosity with both  their time and money. I believe generosity is expressed differently from person to person,  but that we can all make a difference. Being  involved in service and volunteer opportunities for several years has given me a deeper desire to be part of the “impact”. My hope is that our organization would empower women to discover and grow their own  philanthropic power in the way that’s unique to them.   I am honored to be a part of the Women’s Giving Connection as we help  bridge the gap between need and resources; as well as donors and the non profits who need help. Together we can fill the gaps!

Danielle Titus

Event Chair

A decade after relocating to Twin Falls, the Magic Valley has become my home. I have watched our town grow over the years and continue to be invested in seeing it thrive! I have been involved with several local charitable organizations to give back and support our community’s needs. The WGC provides a unique vehicle empowering local women to have direct input on giving to causes they care about. I am grateful to be part of an amazing group of women making a wider, collective impact!

Our Impact

Gathering and using this collective energy for positive change in our community.