Our Mission

Promoting positive change in the lives of Fond du Lac area women and girls...

The Women’s Fund promotes positive change in the lives of Fond du Lac area women and girls through grants to local 501(c)3 organizations for programs consistent with its mission; engages women in philanthropy; and creates community understanding of the strengths and challenges of Fond du Lac women and girls. Our core values include: Education; Stewardship; Integrity; Equity-Fairness; and Collaboration. Our funding priority areas include:

  • Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Financial Self-sufficiency
  • Safety, Dignity, and Freedom from Violence

 

Stories and More

$220K

GRANTS AWARDED SINCE 2004

564

LOCAL WOMEN & GIRLS IMPACTED IN 2017

>16

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS & PROGRAMS IN 2017

Educational Events

Be the change...

Our educational programs initiate community conversation about issues affecting women and girls. Programs have included Breakfast with Melissa Atkins Wardy, author of “Redefining Girly,” and a showing of the documentary “Miss Representation,” which showed how media portrayals of women limit their leadership options and negatively affect young girls. We became a 501(c)3 charitable and educational organization during 2013, allowing us to expand our programming and fundraising opportunities. Our commitment to education has never been stronger as we feel strongly that social change starts with shifting how we define and understand the issues facing women & girls in our community.

Our History

In 2004, a group of local, passionate women started the Women’s Fund. These women believed strongly that empowered women empower women, and were instrumental in kickstarting intentional funding for programs supporting women & girls in the greater Fond du Lac area.

Meet our team

WOMEN’S FUND STAFF

Maria Turner

Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Deborah Hoffmann

2019 President

Erin Gerred

Past President

Melissa Worthington

President Elect - 2020

Audra Hoffmann

Treasurer

Janelle Anderson

Secretary

Alan Patterson

Education Chair / Board Member

Amy Sebert

Grants Chair / Board Member

Anne Lemke

Board Member

Bethany Rusch

Board Member

Cathleen McGowan

Board Member

Chief William Lamb

Board Member

Erin Flood

Board Member

Jenny Knuth

Communications Chair / Board Member

Kathleen Candee

Board Member

Katie Hornung

Board Member

Kelly Norton

Development Chair / Board Member

Linda Selk-Yerges

Board Member

Meggin McNamara

Governance Chair / Board Member

Natasha Frye

Co. Special Events Chair / Board Member

Sarah Spang

Board Member

Sara Wild

Co. Special Events Chair / Board Member

Shavana Talbert

Board Member

BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS (*indicates past board member)

  • Nan Baumgartner*
  • Erica Bartsch
  • Robyn Bremser
  • Kris Bruesehoff
  • Betsy Chandler
  • Colleen Clift
  • Ann Culver
  • Tiffany Fisher
  • Tasha Frye
  • Mary Hatlen
  • Tiffany Gurath
  • Brittany Johnson
  • Penny Kollmansberger
  • Jenna Kryzanowski
  • Laura M Kurki
  • Maggie Landowski
  • Jen LeCaptain
  • Beth Miller
  • Taylor Moret
  • Liz Morrell
  • Tasha Rieder
  • Karen Roberts
  • Sheli Sadoff*
  • Melissa Schneider
  • Marian Sheridan*
  • Amy Wantz
  • Penny Werner
  • Cathy Zimmerman*