Communities flourish when women and children are healthy and well-educated. It's that spirit that led a group of women to start the Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund in 2009.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund aims to enhance the lives of women and girls in the Brainerd Lakes Area and to involve women as leaders and donors in the process. The Women's Fund is part of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation and is led by a steering committee of community leaders.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund envisions a society where women and girls are healthy, well-educated and have the economic means to reach their full potential.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund was established in 2009 as a means to enhance the lives of women and girls in the Brainerd Lakes Area, as well as involve women as leaders and donors in the process.
Created as a committee of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, the Women’s Fund offers educational workshops, fundraising events, and programming geared toward assisting women and girls in building their personal and financial strengths.
Do you know a woman who is "making waves" in our community? Nominate her to be the recipient of the 2019 Women Making Waves award.
To nominate fill out the form by clicking here - Women Making Waves Nomination Form
Previous Award Recipients:
2012 - Cheryl Gelbman
2013 - Pam O’Rourke
2014 - Sue Hadland
2015 - Cindy Moore
2016 - Sherri Delahunt
2017 - Pat Alrichter and Marlee Larson
2018 - Joey Halvorson
Women Making Waves Event 2019
On Tuesday, April 16, the Brainerd Women’s Fund will be holding our annual Women Making Waves event at Arrowwood Lodge. Nominations are being sought for our Woman Making Waves Award Recipients that support women in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The nomination form can be found by click here - Women Making Waves Nomination Form.
Altrichter and Larson Named 2017 Women Making Waves Recipients
Empowering, sustaining, nurturing and connection. Our vision can't happen wihout your support. Contact us today to see how you can volunteer, contribute and make a difference in the lives of women and girls in the Lakes Area.
For more information about the Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund, email us at BLACF@communitygiving.org.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Women's Fund or are in need of the services we provide, please complete the information below and someone will get back to you within 24-48 hours. If you need an immediate response please call 877-253-4380.