WOMEN'S FUND February 2018 E-NEWS
Women's Philanthropy Forum
March 8, 2018 (International Women's Day)
Butte des Morts Country Club
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm | $35

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Registration
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Program: Finding Your Purpose
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Social Time & Light Hors d'oeuvres

Finding Your Purpose, presented by Christine Whelan, Ph.D.
Uncover your own sense of purpose by exploring what matters most to you and learn how to make an impact by embracing a purpose mindset. Dr. Whelan's interactive presentation will help you live a more purposeful life by helping you identify your passions, and demonstrating how taking small steps right now can make an impact on you and your community. By learning how to harness your talents, interests, and values, you will be able to take action, address problems, create solutions, and touch the lives of others.

Dr. Christine Whelan is a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and director of  MORE: Money, Relationships and Equality . She earned a masters and doctorate from the University of Oxford and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times, among other national outlets. She has appeared live on television programs and radio programs across the nation.
Scholarship Deadlines Approaching - March 15

Do you know a female high school student who is graduating this spring? The Women's Fund proudly offers two scholarships for seniors interested in pursuing a degree in  nursing/medicine or teaching. See brief scholarship descriptions below and find more details and applications on our website.

Ashley Marie Abraham Scholarship - $2,000
Established in loving memory of Ashley Marie who attended Oshkosh West High School. Female students graduating from Oshkosh North or Oshkosh West high schools majoring in nursing or pre-medicine are eligible to apply.

Helen Spasoff Kratzer Scholarship - $2,500
Established by Helen and Carl Kratzer in 2006 to support female students pursuing a degree in education at a UW-System school. Mrs. Kratzer is an Appleton resident and former teacher who wishes to help other young women become quality teachers. Female students from Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute or Xavier high schools are eligible to apply.

The Women's Fund is honored to have helped the Abraham and Kratzer families put their philanthropic dreams into action. We can help you too! Contact executive director Becky Boulanger, (920)702-7617 for more information.

Do Something Day
June 12, 2018

Do you want help encouraging your child to develop the interests and skills she or he needs to become someone who gives their time, talents and treasures to make the world a better place?

Would you like to provide tools for your child to put their specific idea of giving into action as an active philanthropist?

Do Something Day is the perfect start to learning about philanthropy, our community, and volunteer opportunities in our area. Registration materials and more information coming soon!
Women's Fund Project Grants

The 2018 Women's Fund grants program is underway! The grants committee will be hard at work over the next month carefully reading and reviewing final applications. A total of $60,000 will be awarded to programs addressing one of the following focus areas:
  • Young Adult Economic Security
  • Two-Generational Family Strengthening
  •  Programming to Benefit Females of Any Age
We will announce the 2018 projects and grantee organizations on May 2 at the Women's Fund Grants Celebration event. Please save the date and join us! Watch for more information in our upcoming newsletters.