The WMI Cornerstone Circle recognizes the exceptional commitment of donors who, through their annual gifts of $2,500 or more, provide a crucial foundation of support. This support enables us to continue and grow our initiatives and the number of scholars we support. Our 559 WMI Scholars from 49 countries served over 87,840 people last year alone through their professional and volunteer work.

Cornerstone members:

  • Receive invitations to exclusive Zoom (and eventually in-person events) with our Scholars each quarter.
  • Have the opportunity to engage with Scholars and hear how WMI scholarships have impacted their lives.
  • Have opportunities to meet and network with other Cornerstone Circle members at events.
  • Receive curated event gift boxes featuring unique items from small businesses around the world.
  • Have exclusive opportunities to learn about WMI’s impact and leadership, growth plans, hear from leadership, and learn about new initiatives ahead of time.
  • Have the opportunity to help shape what the Cornerstone Circle looks like going forward since this is our pilot year.
  • Be listed in donor honor rolls.

Upcoming Events

Fireside Chat: Women Breaking Ground

Date: Thursday March 31, 2022

Time: 6 to 7 PM EST

Join us for a discussion with three WMI Scholars, outstanding women breaking ground in their fields.


Next Event

Date: Thursday June 9, 2022

Time: 6 to 7 PM EST

Cornerstone Circle Members

  • Gwenael Apollon
  • Scott & Blaine Belair
  • J.T. & Bevin Bolger
  • Bob and Rosemary Bustard
  • Howard Chudler
  • Connie & Joe Ciombor
  • Rick & Val Claydon
  • Thomas Condon
  • Michael & Alison Corkery
  • Jane & Jag Dalal
  • Bettina Daly & Donald Strangfeld
  • Laurent Desmangles
  • Robert & Marianne Dill
  • Brent and Amy Edmonds
  • Robert Epstein
  • Ken & Susie Forester
  • Marion Garza
  • Suzanne Germain & Ed Clark
  • Ed Hauck
  • Susan Coates & Gregory Hunt
  • Kaufman Family Foundation
  • Gary & Ariel Kenajian
  • Rick Kushel
  • Elizabeth Lackey
  • Ernest & Tamar Lamour
  • Alexander Lapatka
  • John Lemly
  • Chris & Alison Lutz
  • Robert & Martina Madonna
  • Sean & Chiara Maher
  • Joseph Maxwell
  • Nicholas Nazarian
  • Seta Nazarian
  • William Nazarian
  • Bradford Nichols, New England Financial Planning Group
  • Gail Nystrom
  • Old Paramus Reformed Church
  • Alison Parker
  • Feliza Ramon Farias
  • Dr. Mary Clark Romney
  • Denis & Joanne Salamone
  • Sarah Taylor
  • The Mendell Family Fund Inc.
  • Jackie Tuxill
  • Paula Vitz
  • Tom & Carol Wells
  • Jared Winegrad