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:
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.
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 and girls in the greater Fond du Lac area.
Secretary/Development Committee Chair
Chief Aaron Goldstein
Governance Committee Co-Chair/DEI Task Force Chair
Grants Committee Co-Chair
Communications-Community Education Committee Chair
Governance Committee Co-Chair
Communications Committee Co-Chair
Grants Committee Co-Chair and DEI Task Force Co-Chair
Special Events Committee Chair
Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair