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Understanding the Impact of Violence Against Women & Children

In collaboration with our community partners, the Women's Fund held a community education event, Understanding the Impact of Violence Against Women & Children in Fond du Lac, on June 21st. 

The purpose of the event was to educate the Fond du Lac community on concerning issues facing women and children in the community, specifically domestic violence, and sexual assault. With better awareness and a stronger understanding about the prevalence of violence against women and girls in our community, we are empowering our community to get help and/or provide support as potential bystanders.

Event highlights included:

- Lt. Tony Hahn: Shared insights of the daily work of the Domestic Violence Intervention team, crime statistics (domestic violence & sexual assault) in the city of Fond du Lac, and what the community can do as bystanders.   

- Dr. Buck Blodgett:  Founded the LOVE > Hate Project after his 19-year old daughter, Jessie, was found strangled in her own home in Hartford, Wisconsin. He was a dynamic speaker with a powerful message – working tirelessly to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds and hearts to add love to our world and end violence.

- Community partners Agnesian Domestic Violence Services, ASTOP & Solutions Center: Through an interactive simulation we learned how we can prevent domestic and sexual violence through working together as a system instead of through individual silos. The interactive activity took participants through real life examples of when first responders of domestic and sexual violence struggled to work systemically and ultimately it came at a cost for survivors and their families.

Find out more at http://www.fdlsaysnomore.org/



Thank you for supporting the 2017 Power of the Purse!

The event was a sell out!  Thank you for your generous support.

Click here to find out more about the highlights of the event!



Past events

On Thursday, October 15th, 2015, at Stayer Center Auditorium, Marian University, Certified Strengths Educator Jennifer Krueger presented, “Well Being - the Five Essential Elements:  Career, Social, Financial, Physical, and Community".  The presentation introduced concepts in the best-seller Well Being: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath, author of Strengths Finder 2.0, and Jim Harter, both from the Gallup organization.  Gallup’s comprehensive study of people in over 150 countries revealed that these five interconnected elements shape our lives.  Krueger said, “By taking an integrated approach to our well-being, we are more effective in our personal and professional lives.” 

On Saturday, October 3, our fall fundraiser, NamasDay, a community-wide yoga event, was held at UW-FDL.  Area women and girls joined in a morning of yoga, self-care, and empowerment.  Proceeds will go towards 2015 Women's Fund grants.

The book, "Women Who Inspire" was released on May 13, 2015, at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.  The book featured 40 women in the Fond du Lac area and beyond.  Thank you to those who attended and supported the Women's Fund!

The 2015 Power of the Purse event was held at the Holiday Inn.  Our guest speaker was writer Jean Feraca, best known for her long career as Wisconsin Public Radio's premier talk show host. 

On March 19, the Great Hall at the beautiful Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts was packed with individuals.  The contemporary Irish band from Milwaukee, Tallymoore, performed and a portion of the evening's ticket sales benefitted the Women's Fund. 

Read about Breakfast with the Author of "Redefining Girly" at http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/life/2014/11/11/time-redefine-girly-author-highlight-womens-fund-program/18847479/

To read about our showing of the film "Miss Representation" in 2013, click here: missrepresentation2013.html.