WITH TWO DAUGHTERS OF MY OWN, I want to set an example of giving back to the community. I love supporting the Women’s Fund because my donations affect many different organizations and programs that help women and girls.
Since 2012, the Women’s Fund has worked with area schools to gather a group of high school-age girls each spring to meet for a leadership training, community education, and grantmaking program. At the end of the program, the girls are empowered to recommend $10,000 in grants to the program(s) that they think will best meet the needs of girls in the Fox Valley.
During the project, girls have a chance to:
More information about each Girls’ Grantmaking cohort and the issues and projects they funded is below.
2018 – Appleton Central, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, St. Francis Xavier (in progress)
2017 – Freedom, Little Chute, Kaukauna & Kimberly
2016 – Menasha, Neenah & St. Mary Central
2015 – Appleton Central, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, Xavier
2014 – Kaukauna & Kimberly
2013 – Menasha, Neenah & St. Mary Central
2012 – Appleton Central, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, St. Francis Xavier
Thank you to the J. J. Keller Foundation and the Ether Keller Fund for Women for supporting the Girls’ Grantmaking Project.