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Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region 
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Women's Fund Luncheon
September 8, 2016

Women's Fund Board of Directors 
Sara Micheletti|President
Laura Lenhart|Secretary/Treasurer
Beth Davis
Sarah Dressel
Janelle Fuhrmann
Jenny Haas
Kris Hietpas
Lori Hoersch
Neely Pinnock
Irene Strohbeen
Marjorie Sutter
Gina VandenHeuvel
Amy Van Straten

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New Board Members Announced
The Women's Fund is excited to welcome two additions to our Board of Directors: Neely Pinnock, Bemis Company and Jenny Haas, SECURA Insurance.

We are also pleased to announce Sara Micheletti, Sitzman Law Firm, as the new Board President and Sarah Dressel, Kimberly-Clark, as President Elect. Laura Lenhart, Fox Cities PAC, will remain as Secretary/Treasurer.

Many thanks to outgoing board members, Patty Van Ryzin, Bassett Mechanical, and Heather Boyer, Society Insurance. Patty's and Heather's leadership helped the Women's Fund reach new milestones in fundraising and grantmaking. Thank you for
your many contributions andyears of service to the Women's Fund.

We are fortunate to bring such a talented group of women to our Board who share a passion for helping women and girls in our community.

Women's Fund Luncheon
September 8, 2016

Please join us! Register now for the Women's Fund Luncheon on Thursday, September 8 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Seats are quickly filling up. Be sure to reserve your spot before we are sold out. Last year's event sold out 5 weeks in advance.

The cost for the luncheon is $65/seat or $650/table of 10. 

Visit the Women's Fund website for all the details or to register
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.

Women's Fund Mental Health Grants
The Women's Fund is proud to support organizations focused on, or incorporating, mental health in their programming. 

This past year, $36,000 was awarded to the following organizations and programs:
NAMI Fox Valley - Latino Mental Health Program; Valley Packaging Industries Clare Kiepke Outreach Center - We Rise and Shine; Clarity Care - Help at Home;  and
Samaritan Counseling Center Coming Together to Prevent Teen Suicide: 
Connected Community Wellness Screen.
Read more about these programs on our website

Summer Book Read
In anticipation of Liza Long's appearance at the Women's Fund Luncheon, we are encouraging a community book read of Liza's book, The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness. Her book takes a look at how society stigmatizes mental illness - including in children - and the devastating societal cost. 

Help spread the word to your book club, women's organization or faith community.
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