Lisa Attonito: The New Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, October 27, 2016 – Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee announced today the appointment of Lisa Attonito as the new Executive Director. Lisa will be replacing Margaret Henningsen, the former Executive Director, who retired earlier this month. Nancy Peterson, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Board Vice-Chair, stated that Attonito is uniquely positioned to focus on community outreach and partnerships designed to build upon the organization’s existing focus and impact. Lisa will begin her work at The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee on October 31, 2016.

Tracy Wayson

It is with great sadness  that we share with you  Tracy Wayson has passed away.  Tracy was the first Executive Director of the Women’s Fund and a wonderful advocate for everything women and girls.  She laid the foundation for the continuing success of the Women’s Fund – not just in Milwaukee – but the entire state.    This is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  article about her accomplishments  and information regarding her funeral services,  which will take place on...

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!

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

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

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

…we still have work to do if all women and girls are to be successful and treated equitably…






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. Alverno...