Washington Women’s Foundation President & CEO Elected as President of Auction of Washington Wines Board of Directors

AWW Welcomes Incoming Board President Beth McCaw as its Next Board President

SEATTLE (Oct 25, 2018) – The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) announced today that Beth McCaw, President and CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation, has been elected President of the AWW board, effective immediately. McCaw has been serving as the Community Co-Chair for AWW since 2016, where she has been a critical part of growing auction proceeds from $2.5 million in 2015 to more than $4 million in 2018.

McCaw, a North Carolina native and a former partner with the Seattle-based law firm, Stokes Lawrence, P.S., brings with her strong legal and philanthropic expertise. She has been with the Washington Women’s Foundation since 2009 and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the YWCA USA and Bellevue LifeSpring. She holds a Masters in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University, a J.D. from University of Georgia School of Law and a B.A. with honors from Davidson College.
“Being elected as the new President of the Board of Directors of AWW is an incredible honor,” said McCaw. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving an organization that is not only committed to the economic success and vitality of the Washington wine industry but also to improving the lives of children and families across Washington state.”
The 15-member board of directors includes representation from the business community, wine industry and philanthropic leaders.
“Beth brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge about the capability of nonprofit organizations to create true community transformations,” said Shelley Tomberg, Executive Director, Auction of Washington Wines. “I am thrilled to work with a female role model who has deep roots in our region and who’s also a heck of a lot of fun!”

McCaw replaces Sam E. Baker, of Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLP, who has served as Board President since 2015. He will remain on the AWW Board as a member.

Next year’s AWW events will take place August 15-17, 2019. For more information about AWW, please visit www.AuctionofWaWines.org.Board President, Co-Chair


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