Our Founders


In 1998, Roberta Gelatt and Signe Schroeder initiated a marvelously brazen act. With the bold belief that they could improve the status of women in the Greater La Crosse community, they created Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse. Since then, supporters like you have helped us fund over 200 programs that enrich the lives of women and girls in our community. 


Our Founders Society honors Roberta’s and Signe’s legacy and leadership. We invite you to join them and other like-minded supporters committed to building an equitable future for women and girls. 


Contact Sarah Ellingson, sarah@womensfundlacrosse.org, today to learn more.

Founders Society

Planned Giving Program

You have the opportunity to make the Greater La Crosse community a better place for all women and girls. By making a carefully considered estate-planned gift to Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse, you make a powerful statement that investing in women and girls is essential to the well-being of our community.

Should you choose to include Women’s Fund in your estate plans, please share the following information with your professional financial advisors:

Legal Name: Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse, Inc.

Tax ID Number: 27-2394065

Please share your estate plan gift intentions with us so that we may recognize you as members of our Founders Society.

Leaving a planned gift? Let us know so that we may recognize your generous contribution. Please complete a Statement of Intent and return it to sarah@womensfundlacrose.org

We gratefully acknowledge the legacy the following individuals will leave for future generations of Greater La Crosse women and girls.

Founders Society Members

Thank you to these Founders Society members who are committed to enriching the lives of women and girls for generations to come. 


Adam and Sarah Ellingson

Pat and Joe Heim 

Mary Lund

Roberta Zurn