Circle of Women Fundraiser

February 26, 2015, at Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center

Support the event as a volunteer. Learn more at our table captain information page.

Interested in attending the event? Contact Amanda Yu at 608.257.1436, option 2 or register online.

2014 Event Video

2014 Circle of Women Testimonial Speakers from YWCA Madison on Vimeo.

About the Event

Celebrate the power of individual philanthropy at the Circle of Women fundraiser. Guests hear from women who have changed their lives with support from YWCA Madison and discover how their gift benefits women and their families in our community. The YWCA create this event to encourage philanthropy among women and provide an opportunity to network with others from diverse social, ethnic, economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. Men are also welcome to attend.

Circle of Women is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to support YWCA programs and learn about their impact on the community and individual lives. Funds donated by guests at the event will support the YWCA Madison's race & gender equity; job training & transportation; and housing & shelter. Because of our generous sponsors, each dollar raised goes directly to the YWCA to support local programming.

2015 Table Captains

Valese Adams
Sara Alvarado
Elizabeth Barnhill
Michelle Bayouth
Linda Bergren
Lois Brick
Kim Burlage
Kimberly Carrigan
Amy Christianson
Kathy Cramer
Jan Dowden
Cathy Durham
Malika Evanco
Susan Foster
Ann Haase Kehl
Betty Harris Custer
Amy Heidel
Melinda Heinritz
Janice Hughes
Nicole Jenkins
Tiffany Kim
Heidi Kobor
Zainabu Kooistra
Torrie Kopp Mueller
Rachel Krinsky
Barbara Larson
Mary Lynch
Sharon Neylon
Sona Olson
Jessica Palmer
Jillana Peterson
Carol Prochaska
Octavia Ramsey
Susan Rather
Karyl Rice
Ruth Rohlich
Silvia Romero-Johnson
Ellen Rosner
Debra L. Schwabe
Christina Sheehan
Ally Spaight
Julia Stanley
Candace Stohs-Krause
Eileen Sutula
Teresita Torrence
Martha Vukelich-Austin
Cindy Witt

History

The YWCA Madison held the first Circle of Women fundraiser in 2004. With great success, the event continues to grow. In 2014, over 850 people attended the 11th annual event and donated a record $230,000 for YWCA programs and services.

Here is what some of last year's guests said about the event:

  • “I’ve attended Circle of Women for several years and each time, I leave being so impressed and uplifted by the testimonials—the women the YWCA has helped are amazing as is the help that you provide.”
  • “Love this program and always come away so inspired by the women who are brave enough to share their stories with such a large group.Thank you for all you do for the community.”
  • “I did not realize the huge amount of support for women and their families in the community. I had assumed it was just housing support.”
  • “YWCA does great work in empowering women... by giving them confidence in themselves.”

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Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

CUNA logo

Associate Sponsor

Zendesk

Supporting Sponsors

 Associated Bank

First Business Bank

Honkamp Krueger


Physicians Plus + Meriter


Rhyme Business

Spherion Staffing Services

TASC

UW Health & Unity

Vogel


Wegner


WPS

 Media Sponsors

Brava
Cap Times


La Movida


Magic 98

WKOW

Table Sponsors

American Printing Company

Madonna Binkowski

DMB Community Bank

Group Health Cooperative of South-Central Wisconsin

Johnson Bank

Madison College

McGladrey 

Event Friends

Elite Clientele

MIG Commercial Real Estate