Annual Event 2018

Donna Kleczka was an outstanding Event Chair.  She had an active Committee that created a fabulous experience.  Thank you for coming…Thursday, November 1, 2018

Annual Event 2018

We celebrate the power of philanthropy and learn how women used their money to make change throughout the 20th Century.  

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Grant Partners 2018

Congratulations…we believe in you!  Thank you for your work and commitment to advancing equity for women and girls in our community.

Why it Matters: Although the number of women in the U.S. Congress has reached an all-time high, the need for more women in leadership roles is crucial.

Women will not hold an equal share of seats until the year 2117, if trends continue at the current rate.

Community Talk Back Resources

Links and articles about recent Community Talk Back, “Sexual Harassment and Power”…
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Annual Event 2019

Please Save the Date…Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

We are committed to activating philanthropy

to advance equity for women.

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Women’s Fund Presents…The Power of Philanthropy with Joan Marie Johnson, PhD.

Recent News at the Women’s Fund

HER Scholars Challenge – Donate to our HER Scholarship program and your gift is matched.

July 2018

Former WF Board Director and long-time supporter, Missy Levit, has announced a $2,500 challenge grant! Missy will proudly match all gifts made to the Women’s Fund in support of HER Scholarship program for the entire month of July.

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Women’s Fund Named Partner to Associated Bank, the Main Sponsor for MBJ “Women of Influence 2018”

June 2018

The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee was selected by Associated Bank, the main event sponsor to partner and celebrate together.

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Why It Matters

Equity among people is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.


In Wisconsin, men are 2.5 times more likely to be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupations than women.

Milwaukee Business Journal – Patti Keating Kahn, Joan Robertson honored by Women’s Fund for philanthropy: Slideshow

Milwaukee Business Journal – Patti Keating Kahn, Joan Robertson honored by Women’s Fund for philanthropy: Slideshow

Milwaukee real estate executive Patti Keating Kahn and philanthropist Joan Robertson were among nine women honored Nov. 1 by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee for their philanthropy work in southeastern Wisconsin. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos from the event, which was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

The annual Power of Philanthropy drew hundreds of Milwaukee-area business and community leaders. The keynote speaker was author and philanthropist Joan Marie Johnson, whose most recent book was “Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870-1967.” In her book, Johnson discusses historical milestones, themes in women’s philanthropy and the impact of money.

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