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Faces of the Women's Fund

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 Purse.  I remember being entranced by not only the sheer number of attendees, but by the pure intention of positively influencing the lives of women and girls in our community.  I wanted to […]

Laura Lear

Inspired by its mission and focus on the local community, I began volunteering on Women’s Fund committees years ago and recently completed two terms on the advisory board. At that time, I heard first-hand accounts from homeless young mothers who found shelter and a fresh start at House of Hope. And from Somali refugees whose voices and […]

Karmen Lemke

“As a proud mother of three daughters, I have always been passionate about helping women and girls. I have Diane Roundy to thank for introducing me to the Women’s Fund years ago where I had the honor of serving as a co-chair for an earlier Power of Purse luncheon and then on the Board of […]

Kim Schanock

As a founding member, donor and active emeritus of the Women’s Fund, I have seen first hand the positive impact the Women’s Fund has had on our community.

2019 Power of the Purse

Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters, and attendees for 15 years of success.

Suzy Pfeifer

“I am very proud of my involvement with the Women’s Fund. I have seen it grow to become a major influence, contributor, and supporter of talented women in our community. I was lucky enough to be born into a society that now truly embraces opportunities for women and am a beneficiary of women who came […]

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 our community. St. John’s serves as a homeless shelter of last resort for adult men and women who do not qualify for other shelter or housing programs. By the time they reach our doors, many […]

Diane Roundy

“I am so excited to team up to empower women and inspire girls! I have been involved in The Women’s Fund since 2002 and our initiatives have allowed me to meet many great women from our community including donors and recipients. Many of these introductions have turned into life-long friends.   You don’t have to be a […]

Rashad Cobb

I first became aware of the impact made by the Women’s Fund while working at a nonprofit organization here in northeast Wisconsin. During my time there, we were fortunate enough to have received multiple Women’s Fund grants that allowed us to plan and deliver evidence-based programming that significantly supported the leadership and self-esteem development of […]

Ariel Bloniarz

“I joined the Women’s Fund Power of the Purse Committee a few years ago when I began my professional career after college. Most recently, I became Co-Chair of the Silent Auction Committee which oversees the collection of purse donations that are bid on during the annual Power of the Purse Event. I consider myself to […]

Faces of the Women’s Fund

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