Annual Women's Fund Luncheon

Wine, WOMEN & Art

Let's Dish



Women's Fund Luncheon 2014

Turning Passion Into Action


Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W. College Avenue, Appleton
Thursday, September 11, 2014
10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



The Women's Fund Luncheon has sold out!  If you are interested in being added to our waiting list, please call our office at 830-1290.


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If your schedule permits, join us before the luncheon for a panel discussion with local nonprofits and community leaders.  

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Issue Spotlight Panel Discussion (Optional)
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.     Visit Grant Recipient Displays
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.     Check-in and Social
11:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.       Luncheon and Program



The Women's Fund Luncheon is the premier women's event in the Fox Valley.  Join us for lunch, laughter, inspiration and support of local women and girls.






Our featured speaker is Rachel Lloyd.  In 1998, at just 23 years old, Rachel founded Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS).  Sixteen years later, her indelible impact on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking has helped shift the perception of trafficked girls from criminals to victims and now to survivors and leaders.   Rachel co-produced the ground-breaking Showtime documentary Very Young Girls, is the author of the critically acclaimed Girls Like Us, and has used her unique voice to advocate for survivors at the White House, the United Nations, and before Congress.  To learn more about Rachel and her work, click here


Proceeds from the Women's Fund Luncheon support our mission to invest in women and girls through grants, advocacy and education.


Can't come to the luncheon?  Donate now!


Thank you to our generous 2014 Luncheon Sponsors:  



Presenting Partner

Community First Credit Union


Lead Partners














Lead Partners

Affinity Health System

Bank First National

Goodwill Industries

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

SECURA Insurance


Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

U.S. Cellular
UW-Health Fox Valley Family Medicine


Corporate Sponsors
AestheticA Skin Health Center
Lakeview Credit Union

The Boldt Company

U. S. Venture, Inc.


Contributing Sponsors

Bassett Mechanical

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
Core Commercial

Fiduciary Partners

Godfrey & Kahn

Grant Thornton, LLP

Legacy Private Trust Company

Michiels Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering
Primary Care Associates of Appleton
Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley, S.C.
Rasmussen College
Schenck S.C.

Women's Health Specialists, S.C.


In-Kind Sponsors

Debbie Daenen Photography

Flower Girl Design Studio

Fox Valley Technical College

Insight Publications
Local 5 Live
Memorial Florists & Greenhouses

OEC Graphics

Post-Crescent Media

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

Willems Marketing & Events
Woodward Radio Group: 
  95.9 KISS FM - 104.3/92.9 KZ - 1150 WHBY




Wine, WOMEN & Art



Thank you to all who attended the Wine, Women & Art event!


Special thanks to our sponsors:


Event Sponsor:

Avenue Art & Company












Matching Gift Sponsor:

Fox Communities Credit Union






Gallery Sponsor:

Thome Benefit Solutions



Program Advertisers:

Anu Studio for Well-Being

A Stone's Throw

Brightstar Care

Chandelier Club

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering

Gather Americana Restaurant

Natural Healthy Concepts

Principal Financial Group

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Urban Evolutions


In-Kind Sponsors:

Angie Ceranski Graphic Design 

Branching Out & Company

Coldstone Creamery


Festival Foods

Gabriel Furniture

Happy Bellies Bakery

UW - Fox Valley 

Wilmar Chocolates


Raffle Sponsors:

Associated Financial Group, Carmella's, Chandelier Club, Chaume',    Cinders, Cleo's, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Fox Valley Symphony,

Fratello's, Gabriel Furniture, Gayle Kagen, Gill-Tech, Good Company Restaurants, Hughes Home-Maid Chocolates, Landmark Staffing, Laydwel Floors-Carpet One,  Make Me Hot Meals, Mary Beth Leopold, Margaret Koskinen, Mark's East Side, McKnight & Carlson, Red & White, Mi'Dushi Jewelry by Sue Wittman,   Osioro's,  Pizza King,Red & White, ScatterJoy!, The Melting Pot, The Red Ox, Stephanie Vrabec, Kathryn Wedge, Wild Truffle, Wilmar Chocolates,  Zuppas.



Let's Dish



What's Let's Dish?

Let's Dish is a party with a purpose.  Since 2008, the Women's Fund has invited our supporters to help spread the word about issues impacting women and girls in the Fox Valley by hosting an awareness party for their friends, families and co-workers.  Let's Dish parties have raised more than $103,000 for our grants, education and advocacy work.


Let's Dish parties can happen any time.  The Women's Fund will provide you with the materials and ideas you need to have a successful gathering.  For information on Let's Dish, call Becky or Kathy at 830-1290.




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