Women’s Giving Circle Announces 2018 Circle Advisory Team

The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, has announced its Circle Advisory Team for 2018. In order to join the Women’s Giving Circle, members contribute at least $250.00 a year. Part of their contribution supports grants to local nonprofit organizations that run programs benefiting women and/or children. The other portion of the contribution is used to build an endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation for future grants.

Anyone—male or female—can join the Women’s Giving Circle. People ages 39 and under are encouraged to take advantage of the Young Philanthropists program, which allows them to join the Circle at a reduced rate of $150/year for up to three years.

Since 2008, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded $227,953 in grants. In 2017, it granted a record-breaking $41,466 to eight Eau Claire area nonprofits: APPLE Pregnancy Care Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Catholic Charities—Sojourner House, Chippewa Valley Museum, Feed My People Food Bank, Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley, School District of Altoona, and Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Women’s Giving Circle is led by the Circle Advisory Team. At the Annual Meeting of the Women’s Giving Circle, the members elected the following individuals for the 2018 leadership positions:

2018 Women's Giving Circle Chair Sarah Stokes
2018 Women's Giving Circle Co-Chair Tracey Smiskey

Circle Advisory Team Chair:  Sarah Stokes
Circle Advisory Team Co-Chair: Tracey Smiskey
Circle Advisory Team Secretary: Sue McIntyre
Education and Programs Team Chair: Jennifer Hanson-Bremer
Education and Programs Team Co-Chair: Andrea Sullivan
Grants Team Chair: Jeanne Peterson
Grants Team Co-Chair: Mary Ryan-Miller
Membership/Outreach Team Chair: Pat Markin
Membership/Outreach Team Co-Chair: Lacey Logslett
Social Media Team Chair: Jessica Martin
Social Media Team Co-Chair: Theresa O’Neel
Circle Advisory Team Past Chair: Jill Prushiek


For more information about the Women’s Giving Circle, or to become a member, contact the Eau Claire Community Foundation by writing to info@eccfwi.org or calling (715) 552-3801. More information is also available on the Women’s Giving Circle page of this website.