WOMEN'S FUND JULY 2018 E-NEWS
2018 Women's Fund Luncheon
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley
Come Join Us!
Registration is in full swing for the 18th annual Women's Fund Luncheon. Please join us on Thursday, September 6 for an inspiring afternoon in support of women and girls in your community.
 
$650/Table of 10 · $65/Person
Consider purchasing a table and inviting your friends to join you. Don't delay as last year's event sold out weeks in advance.

Sponsor the Luncheon
It's not too late to become a sponsor. Visit our website to learn about opportunities and benefits including discounted ticket pricing. Contact Becky Boulanger at 920.702.7617 with any questions.

Thank you to these generous companies and individuals who have already committed their support.
 
Register Now
Click the button at the top of the email or go to the Women's Fund website to register today. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Featured Speaker:
Major General Marcia Anderson (U. S. Army Retired)
Wisconsin native Major General (Retired) Marcia Anderson is a leader and a trail blazer. Upon graduation from Creighton University, she was commissioned thru the Reserve Officer Training program. Her career included many “firsts” from the time she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, until she retired in 2016.
 
In 2011, Anderson became the first African-American woman to achieve the federally recognized rank of major general in the United States Army, United States Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard. As Deputy Chief, Army Reserve, she served full-time for three years at the Pentagon and had oversight for an $8 Billion budget and over 220,000 Soldiers and Civilians.  
 
Anderson is currently employed by the United States Courts, where she serves as the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, located in Madison. 
 
As a member of the Green Bay Packers board of directors, she sees similarities between military service members and NFL athletes and the need to provide them tools to do their jobs effectively and safely.
THANK YOU!
Women's Fund Awards Record-Breaking $200,000 in Grants
Because of your investment in our work, the Women's Fund awarded over $200,000 in grants through annual competitive grant programs and a variety of donor advised, field of interest, scholarship and young philanthropist funds in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Total Women's Fund grantmaking now exceeds $1.46 million!
Grant Spotlight: Riverview Gardens
Submitted by Dawn Nowakowski
Grant Award: $5,000
Program: ServiceWorks Job Training for Young Women Fleeing Domestic Violence

Riverview Gardens received a grant from the Women’s Fund in 2017 to support the implementation of ServiceWorks Job Training for Women Fleeing Domestic Violence. The program’s focus was to provide transferable skill-based job training and transitional employment for up to 5 young women who have fled domestic violence and to help them gain confidence and hope.

Many abused women find it difficult to function in their daily lives because the effects of domestic violence go beyond the immediate physical injuries they suffer at the hands of their abusers. Absences from work due to injuries or visits to the doctor, often cause them to lose their jobs, making them less able to leave their abusive situations. They may feel ashamed that their partners abuse them, see themselves as unworthy of love, and suffer from a significantly diminished self-perception.

Riverview Gardens’ ServiceWorks program is not only about getting people a job; it is about creating resilience, community and a sustainable future. The ServiceWorks program creates opportunities for employment and self-sufficiency, helping people build permanent, positive change in their lives. After completion of the job training program, Riverview Gardens assists graduates in securing stable employment and follows them for 3 years in the Success Program, providing them with support and community resources.
“ I was afraid to talk and open up to people, but after coming for a while I found a place of peace and openness.”

“I feel supported here, the staff and others in the program are always willing to help me and my daughter.” 
- Program Participants, Riverview Gardens ServiceWorks
Job Training for Young Women Fleeing Domestic Violence
Status of Women in Northeast Wisconsin Report
Benefits Program Enrollment - Key Findings

  • In Northeast WI, 2,100 families per month received state child care subsidies. Statewide, the majority of Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy recipients have incomes under 116% of the Federal Poverty Level.

  • Statewide, 88% of families served have one parent in the household.

  • In Northeast WI, the number of households receiving FoodShare doubled between 2009 and 2015.