Media Outlets Affirm Our Mission
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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 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.