Who We Are

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 grants, and stewardship — all take place with the collaborative support of committees and countless volunteers.

2021-22 Advisory Board of Directors

2021-22 Board Members

Jo Beno, Julie Blank, Erica DeQuaine, Jessica Diederich, Sara Funk, Linda Hansen, Lori Harris, Micki Koehler, Barbara Koldos, Kim Linehan, Keely Marlowe, Karen Monfre, Lindsey Moon Petasek, Jessie Pondell, Rebecca Pruess, Kimberly Sawyer, Mike Schmidt, Teresa Schoffelman, Joanna Schreurs, Stephanie Schultz, Colleen Simpson, Kristin Suchalla, Lisa Vanden Avond, Ann Weiss, Nan Williams

Emeritus Advisory Board Members

Tracy Alpert, Nancy Armbrust, Aymee Balison, Susan Baranczyk, Lorrie Blaylock, Kate Burgess, Nichole Campbell, Beverly Carmichael, Diane Conway, Apache Danforth, Yolo Diaz, M.D., Diane Ford, Lise Lotte Gammeltoft, Dee Geurts-Bengtson, LoisGrace Golde, DeDe Heid, Mary Hitchcock, Patty Ninham-Hoeft, Irene Hogan, Kate Hogan, Judy Johnson, Gail King, Lindi Kurtz, Dr. Cynthia Lasecki, Pat LaViolette, Laura Lear, 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, Colly Remley, Sharon Resch, Diane Roundy, Kim Schanock, Sue Schinkten, Sabina Singh, M.D., Rose Smits, Jeanne Stangel, Donsia Strong Hill, Nancy Thompson, Cindy Treleven, Veronica Trofka, Julie Van Straten, Maryanne Weyenberg, Suzanne Weyers, Susan White, Jeanne Wolf


  • 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.


Joanna Schreurs

Meet Joanna Schreurs, incoming Strategic Communications Chair for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, and Marketing & Communications Manager at LaForce  I have been involved with the Women’s Fund for close to 10 years.
Kim Linehan

Kim Linehan

Meet Kim Linehan, Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Events Chair, 2018-2021. I first became aware of the Women’s
Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips

“I believe my role as an adult advocate is necessary and very important to not only myself, the youth, their families,
Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

I was a little surprised and intimidated to receive the invite after current board member Barbara Koldos told me that
Amanda Gay

Amanda Gay

My first experience with the Women’s Fund was over ten years ago, as a raffle ticket volunteer at the Power of the
Laura Lear

Laura Lear

Inspired by its mission and focus on the local community, I began volunteering on Women’s Fund committees years
Karmen Lemke

Karmen Lemke

“As a proud mother of three daughters, I have always been passionate about helping women and girls. I have Diane

Kim Schanock

As a founding member, donor and active emeritus of the Women's Fund, I have seen first hand the positive impact the

Suzy Pfeifer

“I am very proud of my involvement with the Women’s Fund. I have seen it grow to become a major influence,
Alexia Wood (003)

Alexia Wood

The Women’s Fund has been critical to St. John’s ability to respond to the gender-specific needs of homeless adults in

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