WHO WE ARE

The largest charitable fund in Door County that focuses on the

NEEDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

A group of local residents believed there were underserved women and girls in Door County. These committed volunteers interviewed and listened to nearly two dozen charities and not-for-profits to gather information and identify needs. After months of hard work and devotion, the Women’s Fund of Door County was founded.

OUR MISSION

The Women’s Fund of Door County builds, enriches, and nurtures the lives of women and girls through collective wisdom and philanthropy.

OUR MISSION IN ACTION

To put our mission into action, we've identified our top 5 strategic touchpoints. These touchpoints are at the foundation of everything we believe in and everything we do:

  • Encouraging Her Potential
  • Supporting Her Health and Wellness
  • Promoting Her Economic Opportunity
  • Fostering Her Appreciation for Arts
  • Recognizing and Honoring Her

OUR HISTORY

Door County has always been a treasured destination for tourists and a retirement haven for many. It is also a place where women and girls are disproportionately impacted by unemployment, low incomes, limited educational opportunities, lack of affordable housing, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence. In 2009, a group of visionary Door County residents asked the question: "How can the Door County community change the lives of women who struggle and offer hope for a better, more secure life?"

 

Thanks to Jane Stevenson, Sue Todey, Bret Bicoy and BJ Cassidy for the kernel of an idea which would grow into what we know as The Women's Fund of Door County.

 

When she thrives, we all prosper!

$1.2 MILLION

ENDOWMENT FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE

BOARD OF ADVISORS

CO-CHAIR: Markie Bscherer, Luncheon Co-Chair, Tales of our Lives Co-Chair

CO-CHAIR: Annika Paulsen, Luncheon Co-Chair, New CCG Chair

VICE CHAIR: Lisa Severson

SECRETARY: Ann Glessner, Luncheon Co-Chair, Donor Relations Chair

TREASURER: Michelle Sternard

PAST CHAIR: Nikki Hedeen, Tales of our Lives Co-Chair

Marcia Hosni, ARTrageous Chair, CCG Chair

Laura Murray

Karen Peterson

Katie Slaby, Communications Chair

Heidi Bader, Sustainability Grants Chair

Gail Harrmann, New Board Member

Ann Harty, New Board Member

Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski, New Board Member

Melissa Rip Lozoff, New Board Member

Tammy Sternard, New Board Member

Suzie Wilkinson, New Board Member

ANNUAL REPORT 2020