2016 Power of the Purse Luncheon
*See details of our luncheon on May 19 in our drop down menu including everything from our keynote speaker (Lori Greiner from Shark Tank!) to a new student competition we'll be hosting this April.
The Mask You Live In
On March 31, 2015, the Women's Fund hosted a screening of the Mask You Live In, a documentary written, produced and directed by our 2014 Power of the Purse keynote speaker, Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The film follows the lives of young boys and men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while attempting to navigate America's narrow definition of masculinity. View the trailer HERE.
2014 Power of the purse luncheon
The Women's Fund hosted its biennial Power of the Purse Luncheon on October 30, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Hundreds of women and men were in attendance to hear the latest news from the Women's Fund, listen to our keynote speaker, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and enjoy a light lunch with dessert and refreshments. Our local Boys & Girls Club performed a song to kick off the event, and the girls from the Girls Granting Initiative also joined us to share their philanthropic experience as granters. To read more about our 2014 Power of the Purse Luncheon, click HERE for our newsletter.
The Women's Fund JAM to End Isolation
The Women's Fund launched the Campaign to End Isolation on June 12, 2013. We began our journey with community awareness and understanding of isolation and the detrimental affects it can have on your health, both physically and mentally. 1 in 4 Americans feels alone, but with the help of our community, we changed that.
On March 21, 2014 the Women's Fund hosted Oshkosh's first community "JAM." What is a JAM? Think of a jam where musicians gather, each bringing his or her unique talents. They build off of one another's talents to create a musical harmony no one individual could accomplish alone. At this JAM, we worked together to form ideas on how to end isolation.
The day was a wonderful success! We came away with eight solidified ideas about how to end isolation in our community and what possible programs could help those in need. The Women's Fund is now taking the appropriate steps to determine which ideas will continue to move forward, and what we feel is the best way to solve the problem of isolation in Winnebago County.