Circle of Women

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Join us February 19, 2020, for Circle of Women!

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. YWCA creates this event to encourage philanthropy among our community and provide an opportunity to network with others from diverse social, ethnic, economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. Guests of all genders are 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 equityjob training & transportation; and housing & shelter. Because of our generous sponsors, each dollar raised goes directly to the YWCA to support local programming.

Co-Chairs, Joyce Dieter (left) and Angela Arrington (right)
Co-Chairs, Joyce Dieter (left) and Angela Arrington (right)

Learn more about the Sponsorship Opportunities that are available.

2020 Circle of Women Committee

Angela Arrington Co-Chair
Joyce Dieter Co-Chair
Leigh Griesbach
Jenifer Juarez
Monica Mims
Jess Monteith
Allysa Nagel
Lauren Powell
Julia Stanley
Suzy Wood


YWCA Madison held the first Circle of Women fundraiser in 2004. With great success, the event continues to grow. In 2019, over 900 people attended the 16th annual event.

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.”

Table Captains

To fill a room with 1,000 women and men, we recruit table captains who commit to filling a table of ten.

Learn About Becoming a Table Captain

2019 Table Captains

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has promoted philanthropy among those in their own circle of friends and colleagues by serving as a Table Captain.
# Indicates the number of years serving as a table captain.

Erin Aagesen1
Sadat Abiri2
Sara Alvarado5
Elizabeth Barnhill13
Annie Bockhop2
Faustina Bohling1
Sandra Bonnici1
Debbie Brancel2
Dawn Chadwick1
Shobha Channabasappa Kenchappa1
Jennifer Cheatham4
Maddy Covelli1
Kathy Cramer11
Justin Cruz2
Jael Currie2
Betty Harris Custer7
Charlestine Daniel2
Betsey Day9
Danielle Dieringer2
Joyce Dieter6
Holli Dixon1
Kayla Driscoll2
Murphy Dunne2
Ellen Ellis1
Todd Fancher1
Erin Farrar1
Jennifer Giesler1
Kari Grasee1
Debra Greene2
Cristen Incitti1
Stephanie Johnson1
Bobbi Jones2
Nyra Jordan4
Jenifer Juarez2
Jan Kittoe5
Brenda Koenig2
Natalia Kruse1
Rachel Kvasnica1
Catherine Martin2
Mary Kay McCanna16
Lynn McDonald1
Candace McDowell3
Vanessa McDowell3
Annette Miller1
Sharon Neylon10
Mike Nott1
Gery Paredes Vásquez1
Corinda Rainey-Moore2
Ruth Rohlich9
Kay Simmons1
Christina Smith
Adrienne Smolinski3
Julia Stanley6
Paula Steinhorst3
Eileen Sutula16
Liliana Teniente1
Rosemary U’Ren2
Martha Vukelich-Austin16
Ann Wenzel14
Bridget Wilcox1
Melissa Wilde1
Jill Wipfli3
Suzy Wood3
Ginger Zimmerman3