September 2021
The Women’s Fund of Door County builds, enriches, and nurtures the lives of women and girls through collective wisdom and philanthropy.
12th Annual Celebrate Women! Luncheon
Stone Harbor, gorgeous flowers, chic purses, and a moving keynote address! Hilary Pennington, captivated luncheon attendees discussing three things she’s passionate about: philanthropy, Door County, and women’s leadership. Her life and work in philanthropy have taken her around the globe including advising United States presidents, serving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and co-founding Jobs for the Future. Hilary currently works for the Ford Foundation where she ensures strategic, meaningful, and well-aligned global grantmaking. 
Hilary appeared at a joint event with Write On, Door County in Juddville the night before the luncheon. At both events, Hilary praised the Women’s Fund for their work collaborating with NWTC on Invest Dream Achieve. The approach of the Women’s Fund of Door County to address long-standing needs and challenges in our community is what provides social capital – “value beyond the grant” itself. Women’s funds represent groups of women coming together to build societies in which they and their children can thrive. Hilary inspired attendees, many of whom made additional generous donations to the Women’s Fund. 
ARTrageous Returns Saturday, September 18th
ARTrageous returns to the gorgeous Rehberger Farm in Sister Bay at 11128 Beach Road. Artwork created by over 35 women artists of Door County is available to view starting at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. A $5 lottery ticket provides the opportunity to purchase the artwork at the ARTrageous price of $99 to benefit the Women’s Fund of Door County. The art sale begins at approximately 3:15 p.m. 

This year’s featured artist is Liz Maltman. Her vibrant oil painting, “Peony Party” will be raffled off after the art sale. Tickets are $10 each or $50 for 6. They may be purchased at the event. And, tickets will be available for purchase in advance from Monday, September 13 through Thursday September 16 at the Egg Harbor Library, The Community Foundation, and at Maxwell’s House.

Wine will be available to purchase. Cheryl Murphy will provide music. This event serves two of the Women’s Fund of Door County’s strategic touchpoints: to recognize and honor local women and to foster appreciation for arts. Join us to celebrate Door County women artists.   
Grantee Spotlight: HELP of Door County
Our largest spring grant was to HELP of Door County for their Transitional Living Program. This program takes a holistic approach that provides financial, emotional, life skills and ongoing supportive services for those leaving abusive relationships as they seek success in independent living. Key features include individualized case plans, client responsibilities to remain in the program and a support group.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. HELP will hold their annual walk on Oct. 6th. It includes the presentation of the Anne Kok Social Justice Award. Last year's recipient was our own Jennifer Moeller. For more details see flyer below.

Save the Date
Fall Sustainability Grant Applications Due
September 20, 2021
Women's Fund of Door County
The Women's Fund of Door County is a component fund of the
Door County Community Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity.