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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...
As the senior vice president, senior director of marketing at Associated Bank, Marilka Vélez is responsible for leading all company-wide marketing efforts, including shaping the bank’s existing creative vision and helping outline the bank’s direction for the future.
Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Announces GrantsThe Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee announced its Grant Partners for 2021. Nine organizations have been awarded grants totaling $111,000 for work that is advancing equity for women in our community.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee spoke with CBS 58 about what impact it may have on girls and women across the nation.
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...
Lisa Attonito says, “Be a philanthropist!” Listen to this podcast where the two discuss this concept and more.
Elizabeth Kay says “After the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice and known feminist Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I felt compelled to find ways to help uplift and empower women just like her. And if the stories of her life and the recent news headlines are making you feel like you want to help make this world a better place, there is a way to make an impact!”
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...
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Biz Times Milwaukee names Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee as its Nonprofit Spotlight. Click to read article.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Milwaukee’s own Women in Design (WID) has been recently honored by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Diversity Recognition Program for promoting the great work produced by women in Milwaukee’s creative design fields. WID hosts numerous lectures, mentoring events, community service projects and panel presentations, creating a community rooted in supporting each other and advancing architecture into a more inclusive and equitable profession. Starting as 20 friends meeting sporadically, WID is now rallying more than 150 attendees at their programming events, a testament to their powerful efforts. Off the Cuff met with Ali Kopyt, one of the managing architects with Korb + Associates Architects and on WID’s leadership team to discuss this recognition.
Women’s Fund Milwaukee Director Kareeda Chones-Aguam among the second group of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence winners.
Women’s Fund Milwaukee Board Chair Julie Ragland was awarded as one of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Manufacturing.
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...
Johnson was a keynote speaker at a recent event in Milwaukee, during which the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee discussed the “Power of Philanthropy.” Off the Cuff talked with her about it.
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...
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
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.
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...
‘Funding Feminism’ Examines How Philanthropy Advanced The Women’s Movement. We learn what spurred women of means in the suffrage era to become philanthropists.
The Women’s Fund is a Community Partner for the Milwaukee Film Festival. Check out our presenting movie, Warrior Women, tonight, October 22, 2018, and Wednesday afternoon. If you come to the screening on the 22nd you’ll be able to catch director Elizabeth Castle and Lakota Harden!
Facebook Live with Molly Snyder – Women’s Fund donates books to the Milwaukee Central Library ahead of the annual event featuring historian/author Joan Marie Johnson, PhD.
Check out this Facebook Live with OnMilwaukee’s Molly Snyder and Donna Kleczka, our Event Chair at the Milwaukee Public Library.
This fantastic event is sponsored by the women business leaders in Mequon/Thiensville for the women of our Greater Milwaukee community. Not only is it an opportunity for women to take a moment out of their busy lives to relax and treat themselves, the event directly benefits the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee. 100% of the profits from the ticket sales will benefit the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.
Associated Bank, the Main Sponsor for MBJ “Women of Influence 2018” Selects Women’s Fund as Event Partner
Associated Bank, the main sponsor, selected the Women’s Fund as a partner for the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence Awards luncheon in 2018.
What an amazing night! We are grateful to the Brewer’s Wives who support our HER Scholarship program and recently helped recognize the eleven HER Scholars of the 2017/18 academic year. These women stood on the field at Miller Park and celebrated their incredible achievements.
Stingl: ‘Victory in motion’ — Widow with 9 kids graduates from Mount Mary and hopes to help other women
On May 6, 2018, Lisa Attonito presented at the final branch meeting of the AAUW West Suburban – Milwaukee Branch 2017-18 year. She is the Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.
For Tied House’s grand opening week, days of the week will be tied to nonprofit groups. 20% of sales on Monday, May 21, 5-8 p.m. will benefit The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.
American indie-folk band, Bon Iver, teamed with the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee to bring gender equity “centerstage thru action, fundraising, and education.”
New York Minute Magazine: Community Foundation in Greater Milwaukee Helps Older Women Go Back to School
The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee has been, for over 15 years, devoted to making sure that all women and girls have equal opportunities to further themselves in leadership, education, and financial equality.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee is an organization dedicated to fostering economic empowerment, leadership development and educational opportunities for women and girls.
Journal Sentinel — Annette Stoddard Freeman helped create college scholarships for women 35 and over
Annette Stoddard Freeman worked as an administrator for the United Way and as a counselor at the Counseling Center in Milwaukee and co-founded a college scholarship for women 35 and older. Freeman made a difference in Milwaukee.
Today, women are able to benefit from Title IX, signed into law, 45 years ago. Title IX is a law banning sex discrimination in publicly funded institutions, giving female students access to play sports, a privilege their male counterparts have always been able to take advantage of.
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Milwaukee Business Journal — Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX: Slideshow
Donna Orender, CEO of Orender Unlimited and former president of the Women’s National Basketball Association, was the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee event Wednesday to celebrating the 45th anniversary of Title IX and its significant contributions to advancing equity for women.
Amanda Braun was celebrating her first birthday when congress proposed a final draft of Title IX, a law banning sex discrimination in publicly-funded athletic programs and creating equal access to sports for women. Throughout her childhood, she never realized the impact that this law would have on her life.
Since the time she was a little girl, Melissa Baldauff dreamed of being a quarterback on a football team. Her parents, however, were concerned for her safety because it’s a high-contact sport dominated by boys, and instead enrolled her in dance lessons.
Our Issues Milwaukee hosted by Andrea Williams — Bernell Hooker, Milwaukee Aces, and Lisa Attonito, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee
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WUWM 89.7, Lake Effect — Former WNBA Commissioner Donna Orender Speaks on Title IX’s Value, 45 Years later
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In early summer of 1972, the seminal amendment Title IX was passed, simultaneously allowing women greater access to college education and opening doors for women and girls to participate in sports. 45 years later, Milwaukee will be celebrating its passing with a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in true brew city fashion: at the Harley Davidson Museum.
Milwaukee, WI, October 27, 2016 – Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee announced today the appointment of Lisa Attonito as the new Executive Director.
It is with great sadness that we share with you Tracy Wayson has passed away.
“I am very proud of our work at the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee, what we have accomplished over the years and the work we continue to do,” Henningsen said. “Milwaukee is a very special place to me and my family – it is our home. I look forward to working with the board and my successor to ensure a smooth transition of leadership, and make certain we sustain and grow what I believe to be one of the most impactful organizations in our region.”
The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee has partnered with Spano Pratt Executive Search to identify the Executive Director for the organization. For a confidential conversation and to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jamie Pratt.
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Annette Stoddard-Freeman who will celebrate her 100th Birthday this year, has been instrumental in paving the way for women to continue pursuing their educational and career goals.
Our grant partner at Arts@Large together with some of their middle school students participated in 2015 Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibit Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair!
Read the latest article written by our panel moderator and board member Sangita Kasturi!
Sometimes, for social change to happen you must go outside your comfort zone…
Are men central to the conversation around women’s advancement and pathways to gender parity? A diverse mix of over 300 women and men thought so during a positive and lively panel discussion at the annual Women & Public Policy event on September 30th hosted by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.
While our impact has been felt, we still have work to do if all women and girls are to be successful and treated equitably. We hope you will join us.
Here is the summary of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls study regarding the status of girls in Wisconsin. The study is being used by the Women’s Fund to develop strategies for girls led social change initiatives. The Women’s Fund was one of the funders of the study.