Circles

Applications Are Now Open for Circles Class 11

For more than a decade, Women’s Fund Circles members have helped to advance the mission of our organization and amplified our work in the community. But it goes deeper than that—and this is your opportunity to be of something powerful!  Applications will be accepted until August 12, 2022.

A community full of support and empowerment.

Circles is a diverse network of professionals who support the mission of the Women’s Fund to improve the lives of all women, girls and anyone facing gender-based oppression in our community while creating a space where members can build authentic relationships with one another.

Shared Vision

Circles has a shared vision with the Women’s Fund, a community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Circles Mission Statement

Circles is a diverse network of leaders who support the mission of the Women’s Fund. Through Circles, members cultivate authentic relationships and leverage a community that supports and empowers each other.

Circles Inclusion Statement

Women’s Fund Circles is intentional about creating a community that builds bold and affirming spaces to create authentic relationships and develop leadership for individuals that face gender-based oppression (this includes cis and trans women as well as nonbinary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.)

Circles members can expect:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Project work that advances the mission of the Women’s Fund and your own personal passions
  • Relationships that will last well beyond the three years of active membership
  • To serve as an ambassador for women, girls and anyone facing gender-based oppression in the community through work with the Women’s Fund

Circles members serve a three-year term with applications opening in July. Each class is greater than 15 but not larger than 55 members. The attendance requirement for membership is to attend 75% of the monthly meetings, committee meetings as needed, participation in a group project, and attendance in least two Women’s Fund events a year. In addition we require a $100 donation to the Women’s Fund, some scholarships are available.

“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

Membership

Circles members are selected for three-year terms based on community involvement, contributions in their workplace and their vision for all women in Omaha.

Naomi Hattaway, President
Candi Jones, Vice President
Jenny Sharrick, Legacy
Kamrin Baker
Bridget Bumgardner
Marti Carrington
Megan Falke
Heather Holmes

Bekah Jerde
Katherine MacHolmes
Lachelle Rankins
Tracy Scott
Melissa Smith
Sarah Tucker
Ashley Rae Turner
Melissa Wurth

Karen Abrams
Viridiana Almanza
Sapphire Andersen
Jennifer Anderson
Christina Arellano
Rebecca Armstrong Langle
Leia Baez
Mariela Bahena
Kamrin Baker
Angela Batson
Jodi Benenson
Denise Blaya Powell
Ayanna Boykins
Bridget Bumgardner
Melissa Carlberg
Marti Carrington
Nicki Clark
Christine Cutucache
Yuriko Doku
Abby Drucker
Erin Fairchild
Megan Falke
Meghan Francis
Morgann Freeman
Taylor Givens-Dunn
Farah Greenwald
Kellee Grimes
Rachel Grossman
Heidi Grunkemeyer
Marisa Hattab
Naomi Hattaway
Racquel Henderson
Isis Hernandez-Troche
Rosey Higgs
Tracy Hightower-Henne
Susan Hiley
Calli Hite
Heather Holmes
Jean Imray
Kirten Ipock
Courtney Jacobsen Foy
Bekah Jerde
Leressa Joiner
Peggy Jones
Candias Jones
Giovanni Jones
Karrissa Jyles
Stephanie Kidd
Karen Klingberg
Courtni Kopietz
Keegan Korf
Siobhan (Chevy) Kozisek
Abby Krumholz

Amy Lawrenson
Andrea Lawse
Dalhia Lloyd
Victoria Lynch
Katherine MacHolmes
Michele Magner
Laura Marlane
Anayeli Martinez Real
Carmen Mayer
Amanda McGill Johnson
Keri Menage
Brandy Menaugh
Lauren Micek Vargas
Angie Miller
Maria Miranda
Jacquelyn Morrison
Tina Murray
Lindsay Neemann
Kelly Nielson
Caitlin Osborn
Anna Oyer
Andrea Padilla-Rosas
Alexis Pappas
Georgia Parment
Alisa Parmer
Wendy Pecoraro
Lucia Pedroza
Bethany Perry
Aprille Phillips
Erica Pieper
Lachelle Rankins
Kalisha Reed
Nereida Rojas Lopez
Tracy Scott
Melissa Smith
Sarah Smolen
Angel Starks
Halley Taylor
Heather Tedesco
Kathryn Thompson
Tsui Ling Toomer Martin
Sarah Tucker
Ashley Rae Turner
Kathleen Ulrich
Rachel Vaca-Lubisher
Yesenia Valenzuela
Krystal Vuong Wegner
Andrea Weare
Felicia Webster
Nanette Wellens
Bre-Anna White
Paula Wilson