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Women’s Fund, in our community since 1995.


Established in 1995, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay supports programs in the local community that meet its mission of empowering women and inspiring girls while promoting leadership and building self-esteem.



Operating in alignment with the principles of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the mission of the Women’s Fund is to grow its endowment from which it provides grants to support local leadership and self-esteem initiatives to empower women and inspire girls.

The strategic direction for achieving this mission is provided by the Women’s Fund Advisory Board. The central work of the Women’s Fund — Fund Development, Events that inform and raise funds, and Stewardship — all take place with the collaborative support of the Strategic Communications, Education and Process committees and countless volunteers.

2017 Advisory Board Members

Tracy Alpert Rummele’s Jewelers, Julie Blank Community Volunteer, Nichole Campbell Petal Pusher, DeDe Heid Heid Music, Irene Hogan Community Volunteer, Gail King Community Volunteer, Dr. Cynthia Lasecki Bellin Health, Betsy Mitchell Community Volunteer, Rebecca Pruess Flexagon, Kristin Suchalla Pathmakers, Sharon Resch Community Volunteer, Cindy Treleven Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck,  S.C., Maryanne Weyenberg Community Volunteer

Advisory Board Emeritus

Nancy Armbrust, Lorrie Blaylock, Kate Burgess, Beverly Carmichael, Diane Conway, Apache Danforth, Yolo Diaz, M.D., Diane Ford, Lise Lotte Gammeltoft, Dee Geurts-Bengtson, LoisGrace Golde, Mary Hitchcock, Patty Ninham-Hoeft, Judy Johnson, Lindi Kurtz, Pat LaViolette, Karmen Lemke, Bev Lisle, Toni Loch, Terri Matousek, Gail McNutt, Judy Nagel, Christine Neuman, Bridget O’Connor, Pat O’Keefe, Jonie Paye, Suzy Pfeifer, Sue Porath, Diane Roundy, Kim Schanock, Sue Schinkten, Sabina Singh, M.D., Rose Smits, Jeanne Stangel, Donsia Strong Hill, Nancy Thompson, Veronica Trofka, Julie Van Straten, Susan White


  • Fund Development and Stewardship – This committee focuses on ways to secure the resources needed to support the work of the Women’s Fund.
  • Events – Committee members plan and execute the signature events of the Women’s Fund, including Power of the Purse and Backstage with the Women’s Fund, and partner with other organizers for additional events through the year.
  • Strategic Communications – The Communications Committee keeps donors, grantees and the community up-to-date on Women’s Fund happenings.
  • Advocacy & Education – The Education Committee promotes the Women’s Fund by informing interested parties about its mission, goals and accomplishments.
  • Grants – The Grants Committee reviews and assesses grant applications and recommends which programs and initiatives to financially support.

Faces of the Women's Fund

Our Faces of the Women’s Fund series highlights the women and men whose efforts make our work possible. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering at one of our signature events, or staffing a program we fund, these individuals are all driven to the same goal — empowering women and inspiring girls.

Kristin Rozek

Kristin Rozek

“I support the Women’s Fund because I truly believe that improving the lives of women and girls in our community benefits all of us. A rising tide raises all ships! Mentoring, empowering, and supporting our young people has
Kathy Zasada

Kathy Zasada

“The work of the Women’s Fund is incredibly important because despite the progress that society has made, women and
Anna Hoefner

Anna Hoefner

“Growing up with many strong women as role models has shaped me into the woman I am today. They have empowered me to be
Chelsea Faase

Chelsea Faase

“Becoming involved in the Women’s Fund was a blessed opportunity. In today’s world, with such an abundance of stressors,
Lindsey Petasek

Lindsey Petasek

“Nearly seven years ago, I graduated college, moved to Green Bay and started working as a part-time staff member of the
Dottie Stepien

Dottie Stepien

“Womens’ and girls’ issues have always been important to me. That is why I support the Women’s Fund

Rebecca Pruess & Gail McNutt

“I got involved with the Women’s Fund through my mom, Gail McNutt, who is a past board president. She
Bridget OConnor

Bridget Krage O’Connor

“It takes courage to pursue your dreams. Sometimes that courage requires someone or something from the outside to give
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Linda Maxwell

“As the race director for the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon, I am proud to be part of an event which strives to
Dennis Buehler

Dennis Buehler

“As president and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, I am an active partner and strong advocate for the

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Gifts to the Women’s Fund stay local. Your money supports programs for women and girls in your schools, neighborhoods and workplace.