WIN Kicks Off Its 6th Year

On Thursday, April 28th, Women Inspired Network kicked off its sixth year at August Hill Winery in Utica, Illinois.


During the event, WIN welcomed Mark Wenzel, Founder of August Hill Winery before recognizing committee members, guests and providing an overview of the group's accomplishments to date. The evening program continued as the group discussed the 2021 grant winners and provided updates for the 2022 WIN Scholarship.


The event wrapped up with "For the Good of the Group" announcements which included the deadline for membership dues and the next gathering "Mingling with Margaritas"on Wednesday, June 15th.


We would like to extend our special thanks to the wonderful staff of August Hill Winery and Tasting Room for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. If you're interested in joining Women Inspired Network or would like to know more about our charitable giving circle, we encourage you to join us at one of our upcoming scheduled events below.


2022 Calendar of Events
  • Thursday, April 28: 2022 Launch | August Hill Winery, Utica, IL

  • Wednesday, June 15: Mingling with Margaritas | Heritage Harbor, Ottawa, IL

  • Wednesday, August 24: Special Program | Apron Revival, Location TBD

  • Wednesday, October 12: Grant Applicants Present | St. John's Church, Peru, IL

  • Sunday, November 13: Celebration of Giving | St. Genevieve River Boat, Ottawa, IL

All women are welcome to attend any meeting, anytime - regardless of membership status. A nominal fee of $2 is charged to everyone to cover the cost of the venue, meeting materials, etc.

Thank you in advance for your support of Women Inspired Network and Starved Rock Country Community Foundation. If you're interested in reviewing this year's launch program, you can view or download/print the document below.


The Women Inspired Network is a charitable giving circle of local philanthropic women who make annual contributions to empower and enhance the quality of life for women and children. WIN is a component fund of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation whose mission is to Connect People Who Care with Causes That Matter.

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