IAEE women are making an impact not only in business but in our communities.  We believe showing gratitude is being thankful for our industry and IAEE women are committed to returning that kindness to others who are less fortunate.





It’s the season for giving back, spending time with family and friends, and giving to others! How will you make a difference?

Tips for Making a Difference:

  • Donate to food banks and shelters
  • Volunteer your time serving meals for the homeless
  • Pack stockings with travel-size items and give to the homeless
  • “Adopt” a family and provide presents to those in need – the smallest gift can make a difference
  • Visit the elderly in your communities, at nursing homes and senior centers
  • Make a casserole or baked goods and share with those in your community
  • Share a smile, a warm hello and kind thought with others


National Blood Donor Month
The American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month in January and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. Read more here.



National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
11 January – Join us as we continue to rally and support the battle against human trafficking and restore the lives of those affected. Read more here.

Social Giving Activities Success Stories

Casey Cares and Headbands of Hope

Year after year, the women of IAEE continue to come together as a community for this premiere event with a common goal to give back to the local area in which our event was held. For 2019, our focus was Casey Cares and Headbands of Hope benefitting Inova Children’s Hospital and Cancer Program.

Attendees of the 2019 WLF program gave back in a phenomenal way by raising $805 for children in need through the organization Casey Cares, and also provided 250+ headbands to children with illnesses.

Extra-Ordinary Birthdays

This is a wonderful organization that helps transform the lives of homeless children by creating personalized birthday parties that make children feel valued and inspire moments of delight in their lives.

In 2018, attendees of WLF gave back in a phenomenal way by raising $1,915 for these children in need.

Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Due to the gracious donations of the attendees of the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum in 2017, we were able to provide over 300 items of clothing, which was twice as much as last year! Thank you for your contributions!




Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

Thank you to Freeman for the Vera Bradley tote bags. With this purchase, the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum was able to give back to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.


Capital Area Food Bank

In 2017, attendees of the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum raised over $1,700 for the Capital Area Food Bank. With these contributions, the Capital Area Food Bank was able to provide 4,000 meals!