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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.

2018-19 Advisory Board of Directors

  • Kate Hogan, President
  • Leah Lasecki, Vice President
  • Karen Monfre, Finance Chair, Acting Secretary
  • Laura Lear, Strategic Communications Chair
  • Colleen (Colly) Remley, Grants Chair
  • Sue Weyers, Grants Chair
  • Barbara Koldos, Fund Development Chair
  • Kristin Suchalla, Education and Nominations Chair
  • Therese Woelfel, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Liaison
  • Rashad Cobb, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Liaison
  • Tracy Alpert
  • Susan Baranczyk
  • Julie Blank
  • Nichole Campbell
  • Jessica Diederich
  • Linda Hansen
  • DeDe Heid
  • Kim Linehan
  • Rebecca Pruess
  • Teresa Schoffelman
  • Cynthia (Cindy) Treleven
  • Ann Weise
  • Maryanne Weyenberg

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


  • 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.
  • Education & Nominations – This Committee promotes the Women’s Fund by informing interested parties about its mission, goals and accomplishments and ensures strong board member development and recruitment.
  • 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.

2019 Marketing Committee

Tamara McLean

“After serving on the board of the Golden House for many years, I was looking for a new opportunity to contribute to our community and connect with local women. The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay offered an opportunity to use
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Diana Delbecchi

“Being supported by the Women’s Fund has provided an exciting chance for a group of young Somali women from

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
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

Rebecca Pruess & Gail McNutt

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

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