Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee We are advancing equity for women. Since 1985, supporting solutions that result in a shift in attitude, behavior, culture. We engage in the power of collective philanthropy.
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Please join us. Our mission is to activate philanthropy to advance equity for women. We are a granting entity supporting solutions that result in sustainable and long-lasting transformation for our community. We engage in the power of collective philanthropy, and by supporting robust organizations that address issues that impact women and girls. We have supported the Milwaukee community for more than 30 years and are proud to be a member of the Wisconsin Women’s Fund Alliance, the Women’s Funding Network, and Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Please join us. Our mission is to activate philanthropy to advance equity for women. We are a granting entity supporting solutions that result in sustainable and long-lasting transformation for our community. We engage in the power of collective philanthropy, and by supporting robust organizations that address issues that impact women and girls. We have supported the Milwaukee community for more than 30 years and are proud to be a member of the Wisconsin Women’s Fund Alliance, the Women’s Funding Network, and Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Mission: To advance equity for women.

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Nine Things a Woman Couldn’t Do in 1971: http://www.openculture.com/2019/09/nine-things-a-woman-couldnt-do-in-1971.html?...
09/23/2020

Nine Things a Woman Couldn’t Do in 1971: http://www.openculture.com/2019/09/nine-things-a-woman-couldnt-do-in-1971.html?

50 years ago women didn't have the ability to do certain things that we would scoff at today. A woman couldn't apply for a credit card in her own name. It was perfectly legal for a woman to get fired for being pregnant. AND it was totally legal for a woman to not be hired because she is a woman.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for every single woman in this country.

#rbg #riprbg #womensfundmke #empoweringwomen #genderequality

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Check your registration status and get vote ready at nationalvoterregistrationda...
09/22/2020

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Check your registration status and get vote ready at nationalvoterregistrationday.org

NowThis Politics
09/21/2020

NowThis Politics

New York City's 'Fearless Girl' statue was outfitted with a jabot collar on Monday in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A Native New Yorker, Ginsburg passed away on Friday from complications with cancer. She was 87. Since her passing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pledged to build an RBG statue in the city. (Reuters/@andrewkellyphoto)

The Wisconsin Historical Society is touring a new traveling display, “We Stand on their Shoulders,” which celebrates the...
09/21/2020

The Wisconsin Historical Society is touring a new traveling display, “We Stand on their Shoulders,” which celebrates the history of Wisconsin women and voting. The banner exhibit will be on display at the Manitowoc County Historical Society through Sunday, September 27, 2020.

“The year 2020 marks 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote,” said Jenny Kalvaitis, coordinator of secondary education at the Wisconsin Historical Society. “But what a lot of people may not realize is that Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment and pass a statewide Equal Rights Amendment.”

The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee commends the WI Historical Society for celebrating the history of WI women and voting during this 100 year anniversary

At the WF, we stand on the shoulders of our Founding Mothers and so many women like you who are committed to social change that benefits women, girls, and our community. Since our inception in 1986, we empower women to be philanthropists, provide collective support, and influence the action of others.

@manitowoccountyhistory
https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/programs/suffrage-exhibit

09/20/2020
“Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Ruth Bader GinsburgWe mourn ...
09/19/2020

“Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We mourn with the country the unimaginable loss of a great leader, justice, woman, and architect for the legal fight for women’s rights.

Every girl and women has benefited from her tireless fight for women’s equality and her remarkable legacy will undoubtably live on.

She was only the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court and was already a legend when she arrived in the fight for gender equality.

Tiny in stature, she was a monumental and resolute fighter for reproductive rights, equal pay, civil liberties, first amendment rights and equal protection under the law.

Tonight as we mourn her loss, we know the next generation will remember the legacy she left, as a uncompromising champion for women’s equality.

Because of the public health crisis, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the deadline for completing the census until Oc...
09/18/2020

Because of the public health crisis, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the deadline for completing the census until Oct. 31, and the census has never been easier (or more important) to complete. You can respond online, by phone or by mail. It only takes a few minutes.

Census websites are now available in English and 12 other languages. Online surveys may be completed on a computer, smartphone, laptop or tablet.

To complete the census by phone, call 1 (844) 330-2020. Telephone assistance is available from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. If there’s a wait time, you can ask the Census Bureau to call you back.

It has never been more important for households to complete the 2020 Census. Many emergency preparedness and public health programs rely heavily on census data for federal funding.

For more information, visit the U.S. Census Bureau website: https://2020census.gov

The focus of the Women’s Fund grant making is advancing equity for women, the betterment of women and girls in our commu...
09/18/2020

The focus of the Women’s Fund grant making is advancing equity for women, the betterment of women and girls in our community and projects that are innovative and creating long-lasting change.

When you make a gift to the WF, you are creating change in our community and better lives for women and girls. Your gift changes attitudes, behaviors, and culture, and allows us to annually provide over $95,000 in total funding to 6- 8 area nonprofits.

Please consider supporting the WF. Donate today: http://ow.ly/Tzox50BhgrQ

"A major stock-taking UN Women report published earlier this year showed that progress towards gender equality is falter...
09/17/2020
UN General Assembly 75: In a Pandemic World, Where Does Gender Equality Fit In? - Ms. Magazine

"A major stock-taking UN Women report published earlier this year showed that progress towards gender equality is faltering and hard-won advances are being reversed. Too many women don’t have decent work, women get paid 16 percent less than men, and nearly one in five women (18 percent) have faced violence from an intimate partner in the past year."

At the Women's Fund, our focus is economic empowerment,
leadership development & education. We support programs that influence changes in attitude, behavior, & culture, so women & girls reach their potential.

Your gift advances equity for women: womensfundmke.org/contribute/donate/

https://msmagazine.com/2020/09/14/un-general-assembly-75-in-a-pandemic-world-where-does-gender-equality-fit-in/

#womensfundmke #womensequity #advancingequity

The 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) will open on Sept. 15, and will focus on how to respond to the pandemic through multilateral action.

Northwestern Mutual is hosting a Virtual Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Regional Event from Milwaukee, WIWhen: Thursday, ...
09/17/2020

Northwestern Mutual is hosting a Virtual Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Regional Event from Milwaukee, WI

When: Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Virtually

Ideal for those who hold senior level risk and compliance positions in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and higher education institutions.

Registration is free:
http://ow.ly/tIJv50BtRch

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership developm...
09/16/2020

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership development & education. We focus on issues for the betterment of women & girls in our community & select projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change.

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership developm...
09/15/2020

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership development & education. We focus on issues for the betterment of women & girls in our community & select projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change.

We thank everyone who made gifts to the WF. You are creating change in our community and better lives for women and girls. You are funding projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change. Please consider supporting the WF. Your gift of any amount is helping to change attitudes, behaviors, and culture.

Donate today: http://ow.ly/Tzox50BhgrQ

For years, WNBA players have been at the forefront of protests for Black lives, speaking out against police brutality & ...
09/15/2020

For years, WNBA players have been at the forefront of protests for Black lives, speaking out against police brutality & gun violence. Code Switch talked with Amira Rose Davis, co-host of Burn It All Down, about the history of activism by Black athletes.

http://ow.ly/ykWt50BnA2U

Twenty-five years ago today the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing made the case that women’s rights are hum...
09/11/2020

Twenty-five years ago today the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing made the case that women’s rights are human rights and human's rights are women's rights. ⁣Equality for women and girls is the great unfinished work of the 21st century.

Rights are important, but they are nothing without the power to claim them.⁣

In a newly released book, Vital Voices, 100 women redefine power and why women's leadership is transformative and necessary. To complete the great unfinished business of the 21st century, more women's leadership is needed as we work to advance the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls everywhere.

The WF engages in the power of collective philanthropy across generations exclusively addressing issues that impact women and girls.

#womensfundmke #womenrightsarehumanrights Vital Voices

“Wall Street’s longest-enduring glass ceiling is about to be broken.”Jane Fraser, Citigroup’s president, will replace Mi...
09/10/2020
Citigroup’s Fraser to Be First Woman to Lead a Big Wall Street Bank

“Wall Street’s longest-enduring glass ceiling is about to be broken.”

Jane Fraser, Citigroup’s president, will replace Michael Corbat as chief executive in February.

Today is a first for a Wall Street Bank and a step in the right direction for the male-dominated world of US finance.

Yet at the end of 2019, just 31 women held the top spots at major American companies listed on the S&P 500 index, none of which were banks. Let’s celebrate this monumental achievement while recognizing the work of the WF to advance equity for women remains paramount.

We are influencing a change in attitude, behavior, and culture, so that women and girls can live to their full potential.

Consider a gift to the WF in honor of today’s achievement by Jane Fraser and acknowledgement there is still more work to be done. https://womensfundmke.org/contribute/donate/

#womensfundmke #janefraser #citigroup

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/business/citigroup-ceo-jane-fraser.html

Jane Fraser, Citigroup’s president, will replace Michael Corbat as chief executive in February as he retires after eight years.

As persistent, pervasive, and toxic inequities  hold back women and girls, particularly those of color, we must examine....
09/10/2020

As persistent, pervasive, and toxic inequities hold back women and girls, particularly those of color, we must examine...what is the future of equity for women and girls?

Twenty-five years ago, women from around the world gathered at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China. It was 1995.

Measuring progress made since that conference 25 years ago may seem ill-timed in the midst of COVID-19. Yet, the pandemic is its morbid measuring stick and just one way women have been overlooked during a time in history celebrating monumental advances in the economy, science, and technology.

While we don't know the impact of COVID-19 on progress for women and girls, early data is very concerning and worth examining.

The WFGM is supporting the WFGM as they organize virtually on Sept. 11 to have a conversation with three global experts focusing on Peace, Power, and Prosperity for women and girls.

Learn more details about the event: http://ow.ly/koMj50BfnNe.

Make your reservation now: http://ow.ly/62Mp50BfnNf

#PeacePowerProsperity #womensfundmke

Beijing is where it happened…in 1995, women from around the world gathered at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conferenc...
09/09/2020

Beijing is where it happened…in 1995, women from around the world gathered at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China. What emerged was a platform for action that captured a framework of factors against which to measure progress, as well as aspirational goals.

This international gathering launched the founding of the Women’s Fund of W. Mass. when their three founders’ left the Beijing Conference and resolved to mobilize regional resources to affect change for local women and girls.

Twenty-five years later, the WF of Greater Milwaukee is supporting the WFWM as they organize virtually Sept. 11, to have a conversation with three global experts who will speak to the progress toward peace, power, and prosperity for women, girls, and thus for communities.

• Silke Staab, Research Specialist at UN Women
• Dr. Valerie M. Hudson, Author, Professor, and expert on national security policy and gender
• Dr. Kathleen Szegda, Director of Community Research and Evaluation at the Public Health Institute of Western MA.

Make your reservation and be part of the conversation. Various pricing allows everyone to participate. Event proceeds benefit WFWM.http://ow.ly/zr2S50Bfnp4

#PeacePowerProsperity #womensfundmke

As persistent, pervasive, and toxic inequities  hold back women and girls, particularly those of color, we must examine....
09/09/2020

As persistent, pervasive, and toxic inequities hold back women and girls, particularly those of color, we must examine...what is the future of equity for women and girls?

Twenty-five years ago, women from around the world gathered at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China. It was 1995.

Measuring progress made since that conference 25 years ago may seem ill-timed in the midst of COVID-19. Yet, the pandemic is its morbid measuring stick and just one way women have been overlooked during a time in history celebrating monumental advances in the economy, science, and technology.

We don't know the impact of COVID-19 on progress for women and girls, yet early data is very concerning and worth examining.

The WFGM is supporting the WFGM as they organize virtually on Sept. 11 to have a conversation with three global experts focusing on Peace, Power, and Prosperity for women and girls.

Learn more details: http://ow.ly/vBWq50BfnPo.

Make your reservation now: http://ow.ly/p0tz50BfnPt

#PeacePowerProsperity #womensfundmke #womensequity

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership developm...
09/07/2020

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership development & education. We focus on issues for the betterment of women & girls in our community & select projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change.

We thank everyone who made gifts to the WF. You are creating change in our community and better lives for women and girls. You are funding projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change. Please consider supporting the WF. Your gift of any amount is helping to change attitudes, behaviors, and culture.

Donate today: http://ow.ly/R69z50BhgrP

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership developm...
09/07/2020

Now accepting applications through Sept. 16, 2020. Our grant making focuses on economic empowerment, leadership development & education. We focus on issues for the betterment of women & girls in our community & select projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change.

Beijing is where it happened…in 1995, women from around the world gathered at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conferenc...
09/05/2020

Beijing is where it happened…in 1995, women from around the world gathered at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China. What emerged was a platform for action that captured a framework of factors against which to measure progress, as well as aspirational goals.

This international gathering launched the founding of the Women’s Fund of W. Mass. when their three founders’ left the Beijing Conference and resolved to mobilize regional resources to affect change for local women and girls.

Twenty-five years later, the WF of Greater Milwaukee is supporting the WFWM as they organize virtually Sept. 11, to have a conversation with three global experts who will speak to the progress toward peace, power, and prosperity for women, girls, and thus for communities.

• Silke Staab, Research Specialist at UN Women
• Dr. Valerie M. Hudson, Author, Professor, and expert on national security policy and gender
• Dr. Kathleen Szegda, Director of Community Research and Evaluation at the Public Health Institute of Western MA.

Make your reservation and be part of the conversation. Various pricing allows everyone to participate. Event proceeds benefit WFWM.

http://ow.ly/JDu750BfnfD

#PeacePowerProsperity #womensfundmke

The Women’s Fund made its first grant 1989. Today, we are proud our cumulative granting  exceeds $3 million of support f...
09/04/2020

The Women’s Fund made its first grant 1989. Today, we are proud our cumulative granting exceeds $3 million of support for women and girls in our community. We celebrate the work of our 2020 grant partners and are now accepting applications for 2021 through Sept. 16, 2020.

We thank everyone who made gifts to the WF. You are creating change in our community and better lives for women and girls. You are funding projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change.

Please consider supporting the WF. Your gift of any amount is helping to change attitudes, behaviors, and culture.

Donate today: https://womensfundmke.org/contribute/donate/

#womensfundmke

The Women’s Fund made its first grant 1989. Today, we are proud our cumulative granting  exceeds $3 million of support f...
09/03/2020

The Women’s Fund made its first grant 1989. Today, we are proud our cumulative granting exceeds $3 million of support for women and girls in our community. We celebrate the work of our 2020 grant partners and are now accepting applications for 2021 through Sept. 16, 2020.

We thank everyone who made gifts to the WF. You are creating change in our community and better lives for women and girls. You are funding projects that are innovative and create long-lasting change.

Please consider supporting the WF. Your gift of any amount is helping to change attitudes, behaviors, and culture.

Donate today: https://womensfundmke.org/contribute/donate/

#womensfundmke

The late Congressman John Lewis once said, “Your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent too...
09/03/2020

The late Congressman John Lewis once said, “Your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.”

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Wisconsin is preparing absentee ballots now and they will be mailed starting 9/17.

Request your absentee ballot here:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee

You will first need to see if you are registered to vote. If you are not registered or your name or address has changed, you will need to register or update your registration before requesting an absentee ballot by entering your name and date of birth to get started.

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We work to improve our community for women and girls with these components.


  • Grants to area NFP organizations.

  • Convening the community around interesting and important topics.

  • HER Scholarships provided to women who are non-traditional students pursuing their first Bachelor’s degrees.
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    Georgia Stebbins belonged to a rarified group of remarkable and yes, even heroic, women who served as lighthouse keepers in 19th Century America. In celebration of Woman’s History Month the North Point Lighthouse is proud to recogonize the woman who kept the light at North Point Lighthouse from 1873 -1907. Georgia Green was born in Jordon, New York in 1846. She married Lemuel Stebbins, a watchmaker in 1866. In 1873 she was diagnosed with consumption (tuberculosis). Her doctors said her only chance for recovery was to move to a fresher climate. Later that year she traveled to Wisconsin where her father was the lighthouse Keeper at the North Point Light Station in Milwaukee. When she arrived she found her father in poor health and began helping him with his keepers duties. In 1887 her father died and she was appointed Keeper of the North Point Lighthouse. In 1888 she became the first Keeper at the new house and tower built at North Point. Georgia’s duties as Keeper required her to replenish the lamp that illuminated the 4th Order Fresnel lens every four hours from dusk till dawn, every day. What was her response to all this attention? “It seems to me a light-house is a commonplace affair, and it seems to me the work of taking care of the light is very ordinary indeed.” Perhaps to her, after tending to it for so many years, but to most of us it “seems” an awesome and formidable task indeed, and hardly “ordinary. ” When she retired in 1907 it is estimated that she climbed the tower stairs over 63,800 times. She never spent a single night away from the lighthouse for her 24 years of service. Her son Albert and her 2 grandsons were born at North Point. Georgia passed away at the age of 74 on July 11th, 1920, one month before women would receive the right to vote. To learn more about this remarkable woman and see some of the items of hers we have on display, stop by the North Point Lighthouse Museum. Northpointlighthouse.org
    Female-run business here in Ozaukee County.....