• “Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.”

    Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

    Winston Churchill
  • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

News & Events

40th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm


The Colorado Women’s Education Foundation’s (CWEF) mission is to invest in women who are transforming their lives through education…for themselves, their families, and their communities.

CWEF is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing scholarships to high-achieving Colorado women of non-traditional student age working for economic self-sufficiency through education. Since the recipients are older, they may not be eligible for other grant or scholarship programs. These women are often single—having been widowed, divorced, or abandoned—finding themselves struggling to support themselves and their families. CWEF depends entirely on donations and wants to do more to empower women. Since its inception, CWEF has provided over 500 women with scholarships totaling nearly $400,000.

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Learn about the Business and Professional Women of Colorado, CWEF’s sister organization.