CIRCLE: The Collective We
Our Emerging Need to See Our Shared Humanity.

February 16, 2022!


Time: 12 PM – 12:45 PM CST(Optional “virtual hangout time” at 11:30 AM CST, and after the event)
Location: Virtual Hopin Platform

Thank you for joining us, in the virtual space, to celebrate the power of individual philanthropy at YWCA Madison’s Annual Circle fundraiser. Guests learned about the essential work of YWCA Madison.

Make A Circle Gift

Funds donated by guests at the event (and afterwards)  support the YWCA Madison’s race & gender equityjob training & transportation; and housing & shelter. Because of our generous sponsors, each dollar raised goes directly to YWCA Madison to support local programming.

2022 Circle Committee


Monica Mims Co-Chair
Jess Ayers
Jihan Bekiri
Joyce Dieter
Leigh Griesbach

Julia Stanley Co-Chair
Tenisha Grimmer
Dave Heide
Nancy Wrenn Bauch
Brenda Yang




Our sincere thanks to everyone who has promoted philanthropy among those in their own circle of friends and colleagues by serving as a Circle Captain.

# Indicates the number of years serving as a captain.

Michelle Affatati5

Angela Arrington3

Annie Bockhop5

Jeff Burkhart1

Heather Clefisch7

Kathy J Cramer14

Justin Cruz5

Charlie Daniel2

Joyce Dieter8

Amelia Fontella1

Jennifer Fox1

Leigh Griesbach3

Tenisha Grimmer1

Betty Harris Custer10

Dave Heide1

Jacquelyn Hunt3

Jenifer Juarez4

Candace McDowell6

Vanessa McDowell6

Maxine McKinney de Royston2

Monica Mims2

Verona Morgan1

Camie Morris2

Jill Pfeiffer3

BreeSean Pittman2

Amy Robertson1

Rhonda Schemm3

Julia Stanley9

Heather Stetzer1

Lucretia Sullivan Wade3

Martha Vukelich-Austin19

Abby Watson1

Annie Weatherby-Flowers1

Jill Wipfli6

Suzy Wood6

Nancy Wrenn Bauch5



Click Here for 2022 Sponsor Opportunities

Thank You to Our 2022 Circle Sponsors

On behalf of the women and families we serve, we salute our sponsors and partners with heartfelt thanks. Our incredible sponsors provide critical financial support for YWCA programs and initiatives.

Leadership Sponsors

Event History

YWCA Madison held the first Circle of Women fundraiser in 2004. With great success, the event continues to grow. In 2020, over 900 people attended the 17th annual event. In 2021, we gathered virtually for the first time. Again, in 2022, we will meet virtually with a new name, YWCA Madison Circle! We feel this new name embodies the circle of support surrounding our mission and programs. Everyone is invited to be a part of that support system through YWCA Madison Circle!

Here is what some of our guests have 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.”