Women’s Giving Circle Spring Gathering: A Great Success! Posted on May 9, 2016 by SatelliteSix A scene from the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering A big thank you goes out to all the Women's Giving Circle members, guests, and nonprofit representatives who made the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering a great success! Almost 100 women gathered to socialize, enjoy a meal, and learn about the programs being run with funding from the 2015 Women's Giving Circle grants. The presenters and their grant-funded programs were: Mary Jo VanGompel from Literacy Chippewa Valley: "Healthy Foods, Healthy Families" Cathy Barkovich from Chippewa Valley Free Clinic: "Women’s Health and Hygiene" Suzanne Becker from Feed My People Food Bank: "Dairy for Kids" Kari Stroede from Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County: "Parent Café" Lynda Olson from Lutheran Social Services: "Addiction and Restorative Justice Parenting Program" Mary McManus from UW-Stout: "Fostering Success at UW-Stout Summer Overnight Camp" Toni Mattson from Trinity Equestrian Center: "Wounded Women’s Equine Therapy Program" Congratulations to all of these outstanding grantees, and thank you again to all of the Women's Giving Circle members whose generosity made these grants possible! More photos from this event are available on the Eau Claire Community Foundation Facebook page. The Women's Giving Circle is currently accepting applications for the 2016 grant cycle. Please see the Women's Giving Circle page of this website for more information.