WOMEN’S FUNDING NETWORK MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE WFGM, MAKE A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY AND CONDEMNATION

The only way to end the cycle of government violence against people of color is to take action every single day. Use your voice. Use your vote. Use your money.  #womensfundmke

Join Us for Game Changers, Driving Equity Forward

October 23, 2020, 3pm • A Virtual Event

Event proceeds work to advance equity for women by providing scholarships, supporting grants to local non-profits addressing systemic issues, and convening the community to change attitudes, behavior, and culture.

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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!”

WF Presents showcased with a MBJ slide deck

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

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...

Social Capital, a Podcast with Lisa Attonito, by Lori Highby

Social Capital, a Podcast with Lisa Attonito, by Lori Highby

Pictured here, (R) is Lisa Attonito, Executive Director of the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee and Lori Highby, (L) President of Keystone Click, in the Keystone studio for the podcast recording. "What advice would you offer to the business professional who is...

Grant Partner:  Cathedral Center names the Women’s Fund a Key Donor

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

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

Women Making a Difference

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 Leaders meet with CEOs

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...

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.

Feed Your Inner Goddess, August 12, 5-9PM

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.

HER Scholars at Miller Park

HER Scholars at Miller Park

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.

Marquette athlete, Nicki Barnes, shares Title IX experience

Marquette athlete, Nicki Barnes, shares Title IX experience

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.

Amanda Braun – Refusing To Sit On The Sidelines

Amanda Braun – Refusing To Sit On The Sidelines

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.

Milwaukee Magazine — Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Honors Title IX Anniversary

Milwaukee Magazine — Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Honors Title IX Anniversary

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.

Tracy Wayson

Tracy Wayson

It is with great sadness  that we share with you  Tracy Wayson has passed away.

BizTimes: Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Chief to Retire

BizTimes: Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Chief to Retire

“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.”

Executive Director Search

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.

Happy 100th Birthday Annette!

Happy 100th Birthday Annette!

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.

Arts@Large Ebony Fashion Fair Project

Arts@Large Ebony Fashion Fair Project

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!

2015 Women & Public Policy Event

2015 Women & Public Policy Event

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.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

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.

Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls Study

Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls Study

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.