Community Leadership

Women’s Fund of Portage County

OUR MISSION
The mission of Women’s Fund is to empower women philanthropists by creating opportunities to fund programs that will develop the full potential of local women and children. Since its establishment in 1997, the Women’s Fund has provided more than $640,000 in grants to 62 local agencies. Some of the projects supported include: Energy Assistance for Single Moms, Project Fresh Clothes, Boys & Girls Club Programs and Meals on Wheels for Senior Women. 

Follow this link for a list of Women’s Fund grant recipients over the past five years. 

THE WOMEN’S FUND IS​ YOU!
If you have made a gift to the Women’s Fund, attended one of our events, supported us through your business, or generously donated your time…you are a member of the Women’s Fund. You are part of our mission to empower women philanthropists by creating opportunities that will develop the full potential of women and children.
We are so very grateful. 

There are many women and children right here in Portage County that need your help. ​

Any act of kindness, small or large, is never wasted. Your generosity is always appreciated.

FY2023 Women’s Fund Board of Directors

Meg Kolb, President                                             Mary Patoka

Lindsay Meyer, Secretary                                    Heather Huebner      

 Katie Jacobs, Treasurer                                      Kim Angell      

Beth McBride, Past President                             Alissa Thompson

Charity Jirschele, Allocations Chair                   Cindy Weber       

Mary Lane                                                            Jenny Riggenbach, Advisor   

Sue Shulfer                                                          Kelly Caughlan, Advisor                                   

Mikayla Kleifgen                                                  Margo Willard, Advisor                             

Cindy Yang                                           

OUR PHILOSOPHY
The Women’s Fund of Portage County is a Field of Interest Fund within the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin and is a collaborative initiative of Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Foundation, the Stevens Point Area YMCA Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

Want to Learn More about the Women’s Fund?
If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved or support the Women’s Fund of Portage County, email us at [email protected]

Contact Information:
Women’s Fund of Portage County
c/o Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
1501 Clark St Stevens Point, WI 54481
[email protected]
​​715-342-4454