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We are dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and all members of the communities of Winnebago County through philanthropy, grant making and education.


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Purse Raffle

Thank you to everyone who purchased purse raffle tickets.





Keynote Speaker

2018 keynote Speaker

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Jeannette Walls

From the pages of her #1 New York Times best-selling book and the critically-acclaimed recently released film, Jeannette Walls moves you to realize the power of the human spirit as she inspires courage in the face of new and longstanding fears, and reveals how our weaknesses can be our greatest strengths.

A celebrated author, Jeannette is best known for her best-selling memoir, “The Glass Castle,” which details her life growing up in extreme poverty and the tale of her emergence from it. Named by Amazon as one of the top 10 books of the decade, in August 2017, her inspiring story was brought to the big screen in one of the most highly-anticipated major motion pictures of the year starring Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Brie Larson as Jeannette.

On stage, Jeannette takes audiences inside her resilient journey in pursuit of authenticity, revealing the power of courage and determination in overcoming unimaginable obstacles.

Audiences are captivated as she reveals bittersweet anecdotes from her past that often exemplify grander truths about courage and the positive rewards that come from confronting challenges. With an unforgettable story of triumph over unrelenting adversity, Jeannette inspires the realization that we're all stronger than we think, leaving listeners emboldened to face the "demons" in their lives.

Registration & FAQ's



Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Power of the Purse Luncheon.

See you in 2020! 

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Q: Will I receive a ticket for the luncheon?

A: No, we do not give out tickets for the luncheon. When you arrive you’ll check in at the registration table and your nametag serves as your ticket.

Q: I didn’t receive an invite. Did you send them out?

A: As of now, we have not sent out invites. However, we did send an e-invite, a newsletter and a book mark to our subscribers. To join our mailing list, please visit Women.OshkoshAreaCF.Org and in the orange “Stay Connected” box, type in your email address and click “Subscribe.” Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see constant updates and more details!

Q: If I paid for an entire table, do I have to give the names of all my guests?

A: Yes. It allows us to print your guests’ name tags for them to pick up at registration.


Thank to our 2018 Power of the Purse Sponsors


Lead Sponsor

Community First Credit Union


Partnering Sponsors

  • BankFirst National
  • CastlePierce
  • Koeppler Management
  • The Helaine Fund


Supporting Sponsors

  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • CR Meyer
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • FirstWeber Foundation
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Provident Financial Consultants, LLC
  • Roberts, Ritschke & Tyczkowski, Ltd.
  • Shea Electric & Communications, LLC
  • Windward Wealth Strategies
  • Young & Maslowski


Table Sponsors

  • 44 North Advertising & Design
  • AAUW
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Bill and Alyson Zierdt
  • Blue Door Consulting
  • Business Lending Group, LLC
  • Courtney Lasky
  • Culver's Restaurants
  • Evergreen
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Harrison and Co. Creative/ACT Life and Leadership Coaching, LLC
  • interGen
  • Kaldas Center
  • Kelly & Mark Laux
  • Legacy Private Trust Co.
  • Lourdes Academy
  • Marcia Smith Leslie
  • Nan Devermann
  • Oshkosh Coil Spring
  • Reff, Baivier, Lim, Muza, Sundet & Dunham
  • Schenck SC
  • Susan McFarlane
  • ThedaCare
  • Valley VNA Senior Care
  • Wisconsin Public Service Corp.


Contact Karlene Grabner, Executive Director of the Women's Fund for any questions regarding sponsorships. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 920.426.3993 

Tribute Book

What is the Women's Fund Tribute Book?

What is the Women’s Fund Tribute Book?

The Women’s Fund Tribute Book serves as our annual report to the community. We hand it to potential donors, volunteers and community members when introducing them to the Women’s Fund. More than 4,000 copies will be printed and distributed over a two year time period. Primary distribution will take place at the Women’s Fund Power of the Purse biennial luncheon on May 24, 2018.

What we’re looking for this year:

Tributes can advertise your business, celebrate a friend or family member, or even be in remembrance of someone special to you. Whether it be an advertisement for a special discount or a drawing with a short story (see word count) we’d love share your ad!

 Who can buy a tribute ad?

Everyone! Individuals, businesses, nonprofit agencies, friends, coworkers, classmates, etc. If you are interested in a tribute ad AND plan to attend the luncheon, we suggest being a luncheon sponsor to get the biggest bang for your buck! You can find sponsorship costs and benefits at www.women.oshkoshareacf.org.

Proceeds from tributes generate grant dollars for nonprofit programs that benefit women and girls in Winnebago County.

Full Page - $200

6 in. wide x 7.5 in. tall; 60-120 words


Half Page - $100

Horizontal: 6 in. wide x 3.625 in. tall; 20-36 words

Vertical: 2.875 in. wide x 7.5 in. tall; 25-40 words

  • Sizes depend on availability
  • Proof approval required
  • Please provide only high-resolution (300 dpi) images or artwork

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 Deadline for artwork is April 23, 2018

Please contact Katie Neitzel to arrange the details of your ad.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920.426.3993



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