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Dates to Remember
 
Year End Giving Reminders:
December 16
Last day to make grant recommendations from funds to ensure distribution by year-end.

Latest recommended date to start gifts of stock, bonds, or mutual fund shares.

December 30
Last day to drop off donations at the Community Foundation.
Office hours: 8 am - 4 pm

December 31
Checks must be postmarked and credit card gifts completed by midnight.

Preliminary Grant Applications Due
January 6, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Philanthropy Forum
March 9, 2017

Do Something! Day
June 15, 2017
 
Women's Fund Luncheon
September 7, 2017

Women's Fund Board of Directors 
Sara Micheletti|President
Amy Van Straten| S ecretary/Treasurer
Beth Davis
Sarah Dressel
Janelle Fuhrmann
Jenny Haas
Kris Hietpas
Lori Hoersch
Neely Pinnock
Irene Strohbeen
Marjorie Sutter
Gina Vanden Heuvel



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Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region 
December E-News
        

Women's Fund Year End Wrap Up 
   
As the year draws to a close, the Women's Fund has many accomplishments to celebrate; total grantmaking surpassed $1.1 million, three new funds were established and the luncheon raised a record breaking $162,500 for the health, safety, economic security and leadership development of local women and girls. 

We introduced two new philanthropy education programs; the Philanthropy Forum and Do Something! Day, both of which we plan to continue in 2017. We also held our 5th annual Girls Grantmaking Program.

Our grants committee awarded $60,000 to eight different nonprofit organizations in 2016. We have now funded 196 programs within 78 nonprofit organizations! Visit our website for a complete listing of our  2016 grant recipients

Thank you to all of our generous donors for investing in the futures of women and girls in Northeast Wisconsin.

Will you help? Please consider including the Women's Fund in your year-end giving. D onations will be received in our office until 4:00 pm on December 30, or make sure to have checks postmarked and credit card gifts completed by midnight on December
31 to be eligible for a 2016 charitable contribution.  Give online now.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season!


Benefit Concert Raises Money 
for The Trina Fund

The Trina Fund was established within the Women's Fund on April 16, 2009  by Trina Reynolds. Trina wanted to make sure that transportation was not a barrier to treatment - or a second opinion - to other women with breast cancer. Sadly, Trina lost her courageous battle on October 2, 2011 at the age of 49.

On October 28, Trina's daughter Hillary Reynolds and her band, Peridot, held a concert with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra to honor Trina's memory and help raise awareness.  The concert was a success in every way. Proceeds from the event and resulting donations have raised nearly $12,500 for the fund!

Since the fund began,  66 women living in 43 different cities within Wisconsin have received assistance totaling  $29,395. We are pleased to honor Trina's generous spirit by helping her legacy live on in this way. Please visit our website for more information.

Year End Stock Gifts

Do you know you can gift stock to the Women's Fund? Giving securities  may be appropriate if:
  • You own stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares that you have held at least one year.
  • Those securities have increased significantly in value.
  • Your financial advisor suggests you rebalance
     your portfolio.
Please be sure to let us know if you plan to make a gift of securities and we will be happy to give you (or your financial adviser) transfer instructions. To ensure your stock gift is completed by the end of the year, we recommend that you initiate the gift by December 16.

Learn more about making a stock gift.

IRA Rollovers - As a supporting organization,  the Women's Fund is unable to receive IRA Charitable Rollovers per IRS rules and regulations. Please call Becky at 920.702.7617 to discuss how you can use your IRA to support the Women's Fund.

Women's Fund Grant Deadline     
Friday, January 6, 2017
 
Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for a grant from the Women's Fund must submit a preliminary application by 4:00 pm on January 6, 2017. 

The  Preliminary Grant Application along with other important materials can be found on our website.

Please contact Becky Boulanger  at (920) 702-7617 with any questions.

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