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Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region 
June E-News
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Dates to Remember

Women's Fund Luncheon
September 8, 2016

Women's Fund Board of Directors 
Patty Van Ryzin, President
Heather Boyer
Beth Davis
Sarah Dressel
Janelle Fuhrmann
Kris Hietpas
Lori Hoersch
Laura Lenhart
Sara Micheletti
Irene Strohbeen
Marjorie Sutter
Gina VandenHeuvel
Amy Van Straten



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Women's Fund Luncheon
September 8, 2016
 

Registration is now open for the 16th annual Women's Fund Luncheon. Please join us on Thursday, September 8 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. 

The cost for the luncheon is $65/seat or $650/table of 10. Please consider purchasing a table and inviting your friends for a wonderful afternoon. Don't delay as last year's luncheon sold out five weeks in advance!

Visit the Women's Fund website for all the details and to register online

Liza Long is a mental health advocate, author, educator and mother of four children, one of whom has bipolar disorder.

She is best known for her essay that went viral, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," which she wrote in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT. She wrote about her fears for her own son's mental illness, and the struggles to find treatment for him and support for her family, and herself.

Liza's book, The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness, explores how we address mental illness, especially in children, who are funneled through a system that far too often leads to prison. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Erin Burnett Out Front, Anderson Cooper 360, Dr. Oz, and other programs.

We are thrilled to welcome Liza to the Luncheon and look forward to hearing her message about ending the stigma of mental illness.


Do Something! Day

The Women's Fund held it's first ever Do Something! Day on June 8. Sixteen girls and boys, ranging in age from 11 - 16, participated in a full day of philanthropy education. Kids learned how to identify what issues are important to them and that they they can make a difference in many ways.

The day also included site visits to three local nonprofit agencies, a financial literacy presentation, and lots of pizza and snacks throughout the day. After learning about some of the needs within our own community and beyond, the group worked together to award a $1,000 grant!

Special thanks to the organizations who helped make this day possible including St. Joseph Food Program, United Way Fox Cities, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve and Verve, a Credit Union. We also thank the volunteer planning committee and our special guest presenters for helping pilot this program.

  
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