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  • Thursday, September 10, 2020, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Free
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Join Women Investing in Samaritan Health (WISH) for a presentation on:

The Increasing Impact of Women in Philanthropy

Julie Jones Manning, APR, CFRE, vice president of Marketing, Communications and Community Health Promotion for Samaritan Health Services, will describe the growing impact of women in philanthropy. She will also outline how that passion fueled the creation of WISH.  

This virtual meeting will be free of charge and open to all.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 3 to 4 p.m.
Online: Join via Microsoft Teams (install the Teams app for free)
Phone: 971-254-1254, conference ID 982 619 406#

For more information, contact 541-768-4236 or

About Julie Manning

During Manning’s 35-year tenure with Samaritan, she has held multiple leadership roles including 30 years with Samaritan’s development program. Those responsibilities included leading the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, and her tenure there encompassed the planning and creation of what is now WISH (Women Investing in Samaritan Health).  She has been a WISH member since its inception.

In addition to her responsibilities at Samaritan, Manning completed a four-year term as mayor of Corvallis in December 2014. That same year, she received the Leadership Award of Merit from the Oregon Mayors Association. 

Prior to joining Samaritan, Manning served as a high school and college instructor in journalism and mass media, a daily newspaper reporter and assistant press secretary to the late Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh. She holds national accreditation in public relations (APR) and national certification as a fundraising executive (CFRE).

Manning is an active community volunteer. She co-chairs the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties and is a member of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees, the Benton Community Foundation, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon Community Foundation’s Leadership Council for the Southern Willamett region. She was named Corvallis’ First Citizen in 2004.

Manning and her husband, Walter, have two adult sons.

About WISH

Founded in 2004, WISH is a women’s giving circle of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Through WISH, local women increase patient access and provide funding for physical and mental health services for women and children.