Circle of Women

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Join us February 21, 2019, 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 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 equityjob training & transportation; and housing & shelter. Because of our generous sponsors, each dollar raised goes directly to the YWCA to support local programming.


YWCA Madison held the first Circle of Women fundraiser in 2004. With great success, the event continues to grow. In 2015, over 800 people attended the 12th annual event and donated a record $270,000 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.”

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

2018 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.

Michelle Affatati2
Sara Alvarado4
Kate Austin1
Diane Ballweg3
Elizabeth Barnhill12
Annie Bockhop1
Jane Braatz2
Debbie Brancel1
Kim Burlage8
Colleen Butler5
Camille Carter1
Jennifer Cheatham3
Kathy Cramer10
Justin Cruz1
Betty Harris Custer6
Charlestine Daniel1
Betsey Day8
Joyce Dieter5
Danielle Dieringer1
Kayla Driscoll1
Murphy Dunne1
Sandy Eichel1
Debra Greene1
Therese Gulbransen4
Deb Hoffman1
Jacquelyn Hunt4
Connie Hutchinson3
Bobbi Jones1
Nyra Jordan3
Jenifer Juarez1
Elizabeth Katt-Reinders6
Jan Kittoe4
Brenda Koenig1
Megan Leatherman1
Sally Lee2
Elaine Lohr7
Salli Martyniak14
Catherine Martin1
Mary Kay McCanna15
Miri McDonald1
Candace McDowell2
Vanessa McDowell2
Deb Neff3
Erica Nelson3
Sharon Neylon9
Theresa Peachey2
Maggie Porter Kratz1
Beth Prestine8
Lu Ann Quella4
Corinda Rainey-Moore1
Susan Rather6
Ruth Rohlich8
Angela Russell2
Britt Ryan1
Suzette Simoneau1
Adrienne Smolinski2
Ally Spaight4
Carey Spink1
Julia Stanley5
Paula Steinhorst2
Eileen Sutula15
Rosemary U’Ren1
Leslie Vitale1
Martha Vukelich-Austin15
Ann Wenzel13
Michele Wingate2
Suzy Wood2
Ginger Zimmerman2