Sandra JamesThe Board of Directors of the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange (WIE) has named Sandra James as Interim CEO replacing Roberta "Bert" Harper who has served in this capacity since 2014.

Sandra brings a wealth of experience in non-profit administration and fund development in Charlotte and across the nation. She has been a devoted WIE member since 2014 launching the Fides (Latin for Trust) Giving Society serving as a 10th Anniversary Co-chair and as 2017 Co-chair of the Board of Directors.

Sandra will begin this role on August 1, 2017.  To see more about Sandra, CLICK HERE.



The Fund for Trust is our newly structured annual giving campaign that supports WIE's programs, initiatives and overall administrative operations.  It is through this Fund that WIE will be able to continue its mission of awareness, education, action and advocacy for cross-cultural, diversity, inclusion and equity programs in Charlotte.  Contributions are 100% tax-deductible and we welcome gifts from individuals, sponsors, strategic partners and businesses at any and all levels in this joint effort to support the organization's mission.


 Fides Society   $1,500/year or more
 Patron   $1,000 or more
 Benefactor   $500 — $999
 Supporter   $250 — $499
 Friend   Up to $250


Wharton Receives Charlotte Hornets Community Leader Award

Nicholas Wharton Hornets AwardOn February 25th, Nicholas Wharton - WIE Board Member, WIE Champions Co-Chair and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Charlotte Area Fund - was honored by the Charlotte Hornets with its "Community Service Award".

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