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Community Book Read Shout Out
Thank you Meagan Schultz for including the Women's Fund community book read of She Speaks in your latest newsletter! From Megan... I wanted to send out a quick email with some other cool events around town, in case you’re itching to get out and socialize with cool...
Preserving a City
WF executive director Lisa Attonito shares insights in an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal about how Milwaukee's donor landscape has changed and how the area's nonprofit organizations obtain the necessary funding to move forward. Read it here.
Comedian Marina Franklin Uses Funny Approach to Reclaiming Feminism in Milwaukee
For Marina Franklin, laughter holds an integral role in her identity as a feminist. Using comedy to tackle such a serious topic is crucial to Franklin’s process. Click here to read Elizabeth Lintonen's article.
Lake Effect on WUWM 89.7
Our executive director Lisa Attonitoand this year's Women's Fund Presents event host Marina Franklin were guests on WUWM 89.7's Lake Effect. Follow this link to hear what they had to say about reclaiming feminism and how to make it more inclusive.
Friends Like Us: Reclaiming Feminism
Just days ahead of this year’s Women's Fund Presents event Marina Franklin, this year's event host, invited Marilka Vélez and Lisa Attonito, Women's Fund board chair and executive director respectively, to be guests on her Friends Like Us podcast. Click here to listen...
Partners in Philanthrophy
We offer a sincere thank you to Associated Bank for naming us their Partner in Philanthropy. Details of the 2022 Women's Fund Presents event can be found here.
Feminist Marina Franklin
The year’s Women's Fund Presents event host is Marina Franklin. She is a veteran comedian, actor, writer, and host whose long tenure as a stand-up standout at premier comedy venues and festivals around the world – alongside her memorable TV and film appearances and...
WF one of 13 organizations to receive annual 5% royalty initiative from Bon Iver
We are grateful to Bon Iver for their financial support and efforts to advance equity for women. Eager to share that, via our annual 5% royalty initiative and holiday merch sale proceeds, we've been able to donate $65,000 to several #2abillion partners. We continue to...
Strike Back at Stress Through Yoga (and Philanthropy)
AFP Southeastern Wisconsin | Strike Back at Stress Through Yoga (and Philanthropy) (afpsewi.org)
Starla Thompson, WF Board Director featured in Milwaukee Magazine
Women’s Fund sponsorship on WUWM…activating philanthropy that advances equity for women
Milwaukee women leaders network with high-profile CEOs: included are Lisa Attonito, WF Executive Director, Marilka Vélez, WF Board Chair and Sandy Cunningham, Chair, HER Scholarship Committee
Acknowledging the Past: Starla Thompson, Board Director shared her insights in this month’s issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Tea Krulos writes an article titled, Visibly Indigenous, to help readers better understand the Native past, present and future of Milwaukee
WF names two board directors to National Philanthropy Day Partners in Philanthropy, 2021
In honor of National Philanthropy Day® every year, Partners in Philanthropy is a unique opportunity for each AFP member to celebrate two donors/volunteers that have made a difference to their organization and to the greater community. The Women's Fund of Greater...
‘We Can Disrupt Together’: Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Celebrates Disrupters at Annual Luncheon
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
WF Named by Associated Bank as a Partner in Philanthropy
Listen as Melanie Ricks of 101.7 gets a surprise on air
MKE Lifestyle May, 2021 – 15 Minutes with Felisa Parris
Congratulations Felisa Parris! We are fortunate to have your optimism, enthusiasm and passion for helping our community thrive. Thank you for helping to influence attitudes, change behavior, and shift culture as a WF board director. Read the complete interview here:...
Proud United Way Community Partner
The WF was listed in United Way's Thank You insert in the Milwaukee Business Journal on May 28! We are proud to be highlighted with thousands of organizations that support United Way’s Community Campaign. View the insert by clicking here.
MBJ 40 Under 40: Marilka Velez, Associated Bank
Marilka Vélez joined Associated Bank in 2016 and since then has been a positive force and trusted leader. She is responsible for leading all company-wide marketing efforts and has led the development of the bank’s online Covid-19 consumer and business resources...
BizTimes – Notable Minority Executives: Marilka Vélez
Milwaukee Community Journal – Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Announces Grants
CBS 58 – ‘Blazing trails’: Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee discusses impact of VP Harris
WUWM Lake Effect: Olympian Meghan Duggan, ‘Game Changers’ Keynote Speaker, and WF Executive Director, Lisa Attonito
Advocate, Olympian, and philanthropist, Meghan Duggan talks about her recent retirement and the fight for gender equity in sports. Meghan will also be the keynote speaker in the Women's Fund Milwaukee event, Game Changers: Driving Equity Forward, happening today,...
Urban Milwaukee – The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Presents…Game Changers, Driving Equity Forward
Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan will be the keynote speaker: The proceeds from the event will be used to advance equity for women by providing HER Scholarships, supporting grants to local nonprofit organizations that address systemic issues, and will help the...
What should Elizabeth Kay, Host on 99.1 The Mix, do before her 40th birthday?https://991themix.radio.com/blogs/elizabeth-kay/heres-how-you-can-help-advance-equity-for-women
Lighten up after coronavirus lockdown: how to lose weight, get healthy and boost immunity with food
Dietitian and HER Scholarship Recipient, Bridgett Wilder, talks about her mission to help others through food. Now that people are emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, many are feeling the reality pinch of pants with non-elastic waistbands. A few brave souls are...
Associated Bank names Women’s Fund as MBJ Partner in Philanthropy
"Share this publication with your family and your teams. Share the work you are doing in the community. And you will be sharing hope that together - we will build a community of hope."...
Nonprofit Spotlight: Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee
Biz Times Milwaukee names Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee as its Nonprofit Spotlight. Click to read article.
WF Presents showcased with a MBJ slide deck
The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee recently honored 12 Milwaukee women, including Raquel Filmanowicz of BMO Harris Bank and Becky House of Rockwell Automation, as "Futurists in our Community," as part of its "The Future, 2030," event. Check out the...
Nancy Berce, CIO at Johnson Controls talks about Leadership
This year, Johnson Controls International plc chief information officer Nancy Berce mandated a new goal for all of her management levels: 50% of total hires needed to be female. "We always hire the best talent, but what that drove was a whole different...
Grant Partner: Cathedral Center names the Women’s Fund a Key Donor
Cathedral Center Inc. 845 North Van Buren St., Milwaukee (414) 831-0394 | cathedral-center.org Facebook: facebook.com/TheCathedralCenter Twitter: @TheCathedralCtr Year founded: 2002 Mission statement: To provide a safe environment for women and families while...
WF ED in Greater Milwaukee Foundation Annual Report 2019
Lisa Attonito, Executive Director of the Women's Fund participated in a photo shoot held at the Chase Tower Entrance. The background is an art installation as part of Sculpture Milwaukee 2019. The photo was recently published in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Annual...
Women Making a Difference
WF Director, Kareeda Chones-Aguam Announced as a Woman of Influence, 2019
WF Board Chair, Julie Ragland in Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Manufacturing
Women Leaders meet with CEOs
Lisa Attonito, Executive Director of the Women's Fund was one of leaders who meet with area CEOs. Coordinated by Milwaukee Women Inc, this annual Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss strategies related to enhancing the number of women serving on private...
Shepherd Express: Off the Cuff with Joan Marie Johnson, PhD.
Milwaukee Business Journal: Partners in Philanthropy 2019
With sponsorship from Associated Bank, the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee is showcased on page 100 of this annual publication. Here is the online link to the two-page...
BizTimes Media Milwaukee showcases the Power of Philanthropy: Slide Deck
The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee recently held its annual event at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Its theme was “The Power of Philanthropy,” and it featured historian and author Joan Marie Johnson as the keynote...
Milwaukee Business Journal – Patti Keating Kahn, Joan Robertson honored by Women’s Fund for philanthropy: Slideshow
‘Education Is The Answer’: Lessons From The Daughter Of A Suffragette on WUWM Lake Effect
Robertson was born just before the 19th Amendment was ratified and is the daughter of Annette Roberts, an outspoken pacifist and suffragette who worked toward world peace and diplomacy up until her death at age...