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Women’s Fund

Coalition joins for Fox Cities for Women’s Equality Day

Last year marked an important milestone, the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. On August 26, 1920, American women were granted the constitutional right to vote, a major victory for the women’s suffrage movement. In 1971, Congress declared August 26 as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate […]

Women’s Funds in NE Wisconsin Embark on COVID-19 Impact Study

By Julie Keller, Executive Director, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region and three other Women’s Funds in Northeastern Wisconsin have come together to collaborate on a sweeping regional study that will lend local data to the assertion made nationwide that women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 […]

Black Women’s History: African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Inclusion

Michelle Duster holds a photo of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells Grants from funds within the Community Foundation are helping Fox Valley 19th Amendment Centennial Coalition welcome award-winning author, educator and great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, Michelle Duster, for Black Women’s History: African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Inclusion. The event is this Saturday, […]

Shoulders-to-Stand-On Program Readies Girls for Post-Secondary Education

Destiny is a junior at Neenah High School and is participating in the Shoulders-to-Stand-On program. Grants from within the Community Foundation help provide girls from low-income families opportunities to successfully pursue post-secondary education and to remove barriers that could prevent them from reaching their goals..   By Michael Voet, executive director of Life Tools Foundation […]