Women & Giving

Women and Giving was started by the Watertown Community Foundation in 2003.  It is truly a cheerleading group for women and children in our Watertown area – but it is not just talk.

Through the years women have raised and donated thousands of dollars.  Each year, the number participating has grown and gratefully each year the amount of money raised and granted has increased.  A few of the many projects that have benefited are Roots and Shoots/Girls Rule, the Beacon Center, scholarships for women attending LATI & Mount Marty College in Watertown,  and the Smile Mobile which provides dental care to children who would otherwise have none.  These varied projects change and improve the lives of local women and children.   It is a rewarding experience to be able to participate in such a worthwhile program.

Because of the success of the Women and Giving program and to ensure its future, it was decided in 2010 to start a permanent endowment fund within the Watertown Community Foundation.  We look forward to being able to work with more recipients in the coming years.   Whether you call it a “Giving Circle,” the “Power of the Purse” or “Women and Giving” this is a dynamic program that makes a difference for Watertown’s women and children.

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2019 Women & Giving Grants

  • CASA:  $450.00
  • Habitat for Humanity:  $175.00
  • ICAP (Delta Dental):  $1,250.00
  • Joy Ranch:  $1,000.00
  • Lake Area Technical (Educare):  $600.00
  • Lake Area Zoological Society (Girls Rule):  $10,000.00
  • Watertown Area Transit:  $1,000.00
  • Watertown Middle School (Girls Night Out):  $2,000.00
  • Watertown Police (Camp Chance):  $1,000.00
  • Watertown School District:  $1,000.00

2018 Women & Giving Scholarships:

  • Hannah Hamerl (LATI) :  $2,000.00
  • Susan Rego (LATI) :  $2,000.00
  • Darcy Stolp (LATI):  $2,000.00
  • Heidi Thorpe (LATI):  $2,000.00
  • Shelby Tice (LATI):  $2,000.00

Women & Giving Advisory Committee:

  • Sandy Albertsen
  • Jan Brooks
  • Prudy Calvin
  • Chris Carter
  • Karla Christensen
  • Susan Geyerman
  • Nancy Linneman
  • Julie Ranum
  • Kathy Witte-Holmes

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