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Power of the Purse Luncheon

2022 Power of the Purse Mind If... Luncheon

Wednesday,  April 27th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Fond du Lac, WI

Mind If… we gather together in the spirit of sisterhood and fulfilling our mission of facilitating bold change for Fond du Lac area women and girls? Mind If… we shine a spotlight on our newest foundational pillar – Health & Well-Being – and bring the conversation about mental health out of the shadow of stigma?

Mind If… we celebrate two young Women of Achievement – Kaitlyn Kenealy and Keziah Love – along with other SHEroes from our community who are making a difference in the field of mental health for local women and children? As women, we can do anything we set our Minds on accomplishing – especially when we have the network and support of other women to join us in our purpose.

So let’s set our Minds on raising critical funding, while raising awareness about mental health issues affecting local women and girls at the 18th annual Power of the Purse Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Fond du Lac, on Wednesday, April 27.

All funds raised assist with our Fond du Lac Says No More initiative and its Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training and Project Table Talk, as well as annual grant making partnerships that change the lives of more than 1,500 local women and children every single year!

Tickets: $60 per person or community table of 8 for $450. Early bird registration: Get 15% off if registered by March 15 with Promo Code EARLYBIRD

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SHEROE 2022 Power of the Purse

The “Mind If…” theme will focus on our addition of Health and Well-Being as our fifth foundational agency pillar – specifically mental health for this event. Our co-Women of Achievement – Keziah Love and Kaitlyn Kenealy – are local therapists more at the beginning of their careers than most of the women we’ve honored in years past.

This is by design in our interest in ensuring we remain mindful of all aspects of diversity, including those of different generations. Keziah and Kaitlyn will serve as our keynote speakers for the event, as we learned at our 2021 event that attendees were incredibly inspired by the speeches of Valerie Graczyk, Katherine Vergos and Kim Mueller. They will discuss their personal and professional experiences in the arena of mental health and offer thoughts on how – as a community – we can support others.

We are also taking nominations for SHEroes again this year with the focus on FDL County women who either work in/advocate for others in the sphere of mental health or have overcome their own personal mental health struggles to serve as role models for others.

Organization & Initiative Updates

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Our collaborations continue and we have some great updates and announcements to share!

Thank You 2021 Sponsors

Bold Changemaker

Society Insurance

Pillar of Strength Supporter

Grants Giver

Sisters of St. Agnes FVS Bank

Events Amplifier

CD Smith Muthig Industries Moraine Park Technical College Festival Foods Fond du Lac Mid-States Aluminum Wrightway Advocate Aurora Health

Friends of the Women's Fund

  • Baker Cheese

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Sweet N Easy Events
  • Westphal's
  • Wisco Hotel Group

Raffle Basket Donors

  • Blanck's Lake Aire Supper Club
  • Comedy City
  • Create Salon & Spa
  • C.W. Smith Jewelers
  • Dan's Village Bowl
  • Eaton's Fresh Pizza
  • Jet Stream Car Wash
  • Just Fare Market
  • Knuth Brewing Co.
  • Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
  • Leadercast Women
  • Road America
  • Someday Travel
  • Soroptimist of Fond du Lac
  • Summerfest
  • Sweet N Easy Events
  • The Golf Club at Camelot
  • Wendt's on the Lake
  • Wisconsin State Fair