About the Group
“I’m delighted to be a part of the Circles group; in a few short months it has already been very stimulating for me and I know there is tremendous potential for us to make a positive impact.” – Circles member Angela Cooper
The Women’s Fund Circles is a network of professional women passionate about the future and well-being of women and girls in our community. Circles supports the vision and mission of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, which serves to identify critical issues, fund innovative solutions and lead change for women and girls in our community.
Circles serves to create relationships among women who will be the next generation of leaders and doers in our community.
Circles focus is to develop the whole women and tomorrow’s diverse leaders in three ways:
- Professional development by networking with women who have a variety of career experiences.
- Philanthropically by providing opportunities to help women and girls in the community.
- Personally by creating a supportive community that builds connections.
Read Circle’s alumnae Julie Luzarraga’s blog on her involvement with Circles.
Young women leaders apply for membership through an annual application process in September. Members serve a three-year term.
Applications will available in late summer/early fall.
Circles members are selected for three-year terms based on community involvement, contributions in their workplace and their vision for young women in Omaha.
Membership is limited and requires a $100 annual donation to the Women’s Fund.
Launched in 2011, Circles provides young women with opportunities to network, learn about philanthropy and issues affecting women and girls in Omaha, and connect with female leaders throughout our community.
A steering committee, working in conjunction with a Women’s Fund advisory group, provides direction and execution for Women’s Fund Circles activities and communications.
Steering Committee members are:
Additional 2016 members are:
Tracy McTavish Mlady
Jennifer Patten Benson
Kendra Whitlock Ingram