“Zooming into the Women’s Fund” Event to be Held March 3, 2021.
February 24, 2021 – The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay will host “Zooming into the Women’s Fund,” a special virtual edition of the annual Backstage with the Women’s Fund event, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Attendees will gather virtually to network, hear from Women’s Fund grantees, celebrate this year’s Nancy Armbrust Impact Award recipient, and learn more about community advocacy. The event is at no cost and will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The event will include:
• A presentation of the Nancy Armbrust Impact Award to Chris Woleske, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bellin Health
• Presentations from three Women’s Fund grantees – Foundations Health & Wholeness, Green Bay Area Public Schools, and Reset.Life
• Opportunity to network virtually with Women’s Fund advisory board members and other community activists and leaders
• An inside look at the Women’s Fund – how it works, who is involved, and how you can help support local women and girls
Registration is free, and anyone interested can reserve their spot here: https://e.givesmart.com/events/ksf/. Thank you to all of our sponsors, including Colleen Remley, for their generous support of “Zooming into the Women’s Fund”. Additionally, special thanks to Bridget O’Connor and O’Connor Connective for the use of their space to film our virtual event.
About the Nancy Armbrust Impact Award & Recipient Chris Woleske
Schreiber created the Nancy Armbrust Impact Award to honor Nancy Armbrust, a retired Schreiber executive, community advocate, and leader. The award is given annually to recognize an individual who, in the same spirit of Nancy, has had an indelible impact on the community.
The award, given in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, includes a grant of $5,000 to be given to the recipient’s nonprofit organization of choice through the Women’s Fund biannual grant cycle. The 2021 recipient, Chris Woleske, will be honored at the “Zooming into the Women’s Fund” event, where she will announce her nonprofit of choice to receive the $5,000 grant.
“We are honored to present Chris Woleske with the Nancy Armbrust Impact Award,” said Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay President Karen Monfre. “Chris is a role model and mentor to many in our community, embodying the values and actions represented by this award. She is an incredibly strong leader who is committed to this community and to empowering women and inspiring girls.”
Chris Woleske, J.D., FACHE, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bellin Health. As a member of the executive leadership team at Bellin for more than 22 years, she has been involved in strategic planning and operational execution of key initiatives for Bellin Hospital, Bellin Medical Group, Bellin Psychiatric Center, and Bellin Health Oconto Hospital.
A graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, Woleske earned her Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from Marquette University Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from UW-Eau Claire. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Woleske is a past Chair of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors. She is currently a member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board of Directors, Krueger International, Inc., Board of Directors, and Marquette University Board of Directors.
About the Women’s Fund Grant Recipients
Three Women’s Fund grant recipients from 2020 will share how their organizations positively impact local women and girls:
• Foundations Health & Wholeness hosts Women’s Empowerment support groups at House of Hope and Freedom House shelters. Foundations partners with the shelters to provide mental health counseling to address mental illness as a root cause of homelessness. The group addresses mental wellness, trauma, and Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA).
• Green Bay Area Public Schools offers a Personal Care Worker Certification course through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to women, specifically women who have yet to obtain a high school diploma or GED.
• Reset.Life hosts Life Coaching sessions and customized Career Coaching workshops for women who are resetting their lives personally or professionally. With the support of the Women’s Fund, Reset.Life will provide three Life Coaching Sessions and three additional Career Coaching workshops to support local women.