Women Inspired Network

Women Inspired Network is a charitable giving circle of local philanthropic women who make annual contributions to empower and enhance the quality of life throughout our community.  WIN is a component fund of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation whose mission is to “connect people who care with causes that matter.”


Schedule of UPcoming Events

Mark your calendars now...

4/13 - 2021 WIN Kickoff 5:30pm @Star Union Spirits

6/23 - Mingling with Margaritas 5:30pm @Heritage Harbor Ottawa

9/7 - WIN Grant Season Opens - Application will be online

9/30 - WIN Grant Applications due

10/18 - Grant Finalist Presentations

10/25 - Full Membership Grant Recipient Voting

11/5 - Grant Voting Ends & Recipients Notified

11/14 - WIN Gala - Location TBD - 4:30-7:30

5th Annual Women Inspired Network Celebration of Giving Gala

Meet the 2021 WIN Grant Recipients. Thanks to your generosity, more than $14,000 will be awarded!


Beth Acuncius, Chair

Cathryn Steele, Grants Committee Chair

Brenda Bickerman

Debbie Buffington

Carol Kuzmich

Cathy Rosen

Trisha Schafer

Kris Zierke 

Pamela Beckett

Tara Bedei, SRCCF Board Liaison