News

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.

Keep an eye/ear out here for noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events within our community around the issues and trends impacting women & girls in our community, but also in our world.

Recent Updates

Emeriti Board Members Challenge Community with $14,000 Grant

On Oct. 21, 42 past and current members of the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund Board of Directors came together in a historic Zoom meeting. The call to action was led by our founding mothers, one of whom shares her perspective below in an open letter to the community.

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Women’s Fund to Launch Phase II of Fond du Lac Says No More Initiative with Series of Men’s Focus Groups

Fond du Lac, Wis. – In response to an ongoing need to focus on the prevention of incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund will launch the first in a series of men’s focus groups as part of Phase II of the Fond du Lac Says […]

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Congrats Valerie Graczyk, 2020 Women of Achievement

Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund has named Valerie Graczyk as the 2020 recipient of its Women of Achievement award. This award honors local women who, through visionary thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, or philanthropy, has made a significant difference in the quality of life in this community. ABOUT VALERIE Valerie Thibaudeau Graczyk has committed her time, creativity and […]

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2019 Grants Awarded Supporting Women & Girls

Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund has awarded its 2019 grants. Programs selected are a mix of new programs and existing ones having a demonstrated record of success. Most 2019 awards address an aspect of the Women’s Fund’s current initiative, Fond du Lac Says No More: Preventing Violence Against Fond du Lac Area Women and Children. Congrats […]

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Power of the Purse 2020

Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund announces its 16th annual “Power of the Purse” luncheon, its largest fundraiser, on Wednesday, April 22nd , at Radisson Conference Center. Registration, networking, and prize baskets raffle start at 10:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Power of the Purse is our largest annual […]

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2019 Grant Application Process Now Open

Aug 15 – October 15, 2019 Before you begin your application, please review information below related to our Funding Priorities, Criteria for Funding and Eligibility. Funding Priorities We award grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for programs/projects primarily benefiting women and/or girls in the Fond du Lac area in one or more of our focus areas: […]

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Be Inspired to be a Part of the Green Dot Story

Bystander Intervention ProjectKicks Off Community-wide June 21In Quest to End Local Violence Stories Connect Us One thing I’ve learned over the course of my nearly five decades on this earth is that stories link people. The power of a personal story, especially that told by the one who lived it, can inspire to action like […]

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This Mother’s Day Honor Mom with a Gift That Gives to Other Women and Girls

Ahhhh, Mother’s Day! What do you give the Mom who not only has everything, but has always been your beacon of love and generosity? This Mother’s Day, the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund is offering a beautifully designed card to be sent to Mom on your behalf and in her honor. With a minimum […]

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Meet Maria, our new executive director

We, the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund, are thrilled to announce the addition of Maria Turner to our team – serving as the organization’s new Executive Director. Turner has worked extensively in nonprofit agencies, several dedicated to the support and protection of women and children. She has held executive level leadership roles at CASA […]

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Power of the Purse 2019

Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund announces its 15th annual “Power of the Purse” luncheon, its largest fundraiser, on Wednesday, April 17th , at Radisson Conference Center (previously Holiday Inn). Registration, networking, and prize baskets raffle start at 10:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund […]

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