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

$190K

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

Lori Namur

Executive Director

Celeste Degeneffe

Marketing Intern

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Erin Gerred

2018 President / Chair

Deborah Hoffmann

2018 President - elect

Janelle Anderson

Secretary

Ann Freund

Treasurer

Kathleen Candee

Board Member

Katie Hornung

Board Member

Audra Hoffmann

Board Member

Jenny Knuth

Board Member / Marketing Chair

Chief William Lamb

Board Member

Meggin McNamara

Board Member

Kelly Norton

Board Member

Alan Patterson

Board Member / Development Chair

Bethany Rusch

Past President

Amy Sebert

Board Member / Grants Chair

Linda Selk-Yerges

Board Member

Sarah Spang

Board Member

Shavana Talbert

Board Member

Juliane Troicki

Board Member / Education Chair

Sara Wild

Board Member / Special Events Chair

Melissa Worthington

Board Member

Alyson Zierdt

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
  • Sheli Sadoff*
  • Marian Sheridan*
  • Tasha Rieder
  • Karen Roberts
  • Amy Wantz
  • Penny Werner
  • Cathy Zimmerman*