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Women’s Fund, in our community since 1995.


History

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.

 

Mission

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.

2018 Advisory Committee Members

The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its advisory board:

Jessica Diedrich, director of partnerships and business development, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kim Linehan, community volunteer

Linda Hansen, sales and design consultant, L.P.Mooradian; co-owner, CyberWorks

Teresa Schoffelman, senior vice president, director of corporate communications, Associated Bank

Ann Weise, attorney, Umentum & Kimps, SC

Advisory board members who have completed their six-year terms include Gail King, Dr. Cynthia Lasecki, Aymee Balison, Betsy Mitchell, Irene Hogan and Sharon Resch. The Women’s Fund thanks these members for their service as they transition to emeritus status.

Started in 1995, the Women’s Fund advisory board is a 24-member board comprised of dynamic leaders who support the advocacy, promotion, fundraising, and grantmaking of the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Most notably, the board has spearheaded efforts to build an endowment of more than $2.5 million dollars used to make a difference in the lives of local women and girls.

“As a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the Women’s Fund advisory board partners with the Foundation to invest and distribute essential grants to local community organizations,” said Kate Hogan, Women’s Fund president. “I am honored to welcome our new members to this powerful group of volunteers, and I know their work will further our mission to empower women and inspire girls”

The Women’s Fund to date has provided financial support to more than 80 local community initiatives and programs. These include educational and character development programs for girls, skill building initiatives for women, and support and development services for women and girls who have experienced abuse and violence.  

2018 Advisory Board of Directors

President: Kate HoganVice President: Leah LaseckiFinance Chair: Karen MonfreStrategic Communications Chair: Laura LearGrants Chair: Colleen (Colly) RemleyEducation Chair: Sue WeyersFund Development Chair: Barbara KoldosEvents Chair: Kristin SuchallaGreater Green Bay Community Foundation Liaisons: Therese Woelfel, Rashad CobbMember: Tracy AlpertMember: Aymee Balison (through Oct. 2018), Member: Susan BaranczykMember: Julie BlankMember: Nichole CampbellMember: Jessica DiedrichMember: Linda HansenMember: DeDe HeidMember: Kim LinehanMember: Rebecca PruessMember: Teresa SchoffelmanMember: Cynthia (Cindy) TrelevenMember: Ann WeiseMember: Maryanne Weyenberg

2017 Advisory Board of Directors

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

Emeritus Advisory Board Members

Nancy Armbrust, Aymee Balison, 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, Irene Hogan, Judy Johnson, Gail King, Lindi Kurtz, Dr. Cynthia Lasecki, Pat LaViolette, Karmen Lemke, Bev Lisle, Toni Loch, Terri Matousek, Gail McNutt, Betsy Mitchell, Judy Nagel, Christine Neuman, Bridget O’Connor, Pat O’Keefe, Jonie Paye, Suzy Pfeifer, Sue Porath, Sharon Resch, 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

Committees

  • 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.

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Susan Baranczyk

“Nearing the end of my term as president of the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, I find no words can fully express my gratitude for supporters of the Women’s Fund. Our donors’ immense generosity has enabled us to double the
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
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
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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

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