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Women’s Fund

Women’s Fund Hosting Philanthropy Education Event

Posted on Mar 5, 2020, by

Attendees from last year’s Philanthropy Matters event, sponsored by the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region. By Jen Peeters, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region On March 12, the Women’s Fund will celebrate International Women’s Day at Philanthropy Matters, an educational event meant to educate and inspire. This year, guests will learn from […]

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

Posted on Mar 3, 2020, by

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 […]

Women’s Fund Luncheon Celebrates 19 Years

Posted on Sep 5, 2019, by

More than 900 people gathered at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton for the 19th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker, Hannah Davis, founder and CEO of BANGS Shoes, told the crowd about her journey from teaching English in China to becoming the CEO of an international company. By Julie Keller, […]

Grant helps fill mental health need for women

Posted on Jun 6, 2019, by

The Starting Point 2.0 Class of 2019 and their children. Young women seeking to build a better future for themselves and their families now have access to mental health counseling services thanks to a grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation. By Julie Keller, executive director, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley […]