In 2021, we're celebrating over 40 years as the premier resource for philanthropy in Wisconsin.
Take a look at our last 40 years and how far we’ve come.
Foundation Forum Incorporates under the volunteer leadership of Richard Yeo
Connie Bach is appointed as paid part-time Executive Director
Foundation Forum changes its name to Donors Forum of Wisconsin (DFW)
DFW joins the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers
DFW under goes first strategic plan
DFW opens a public office and hires first full-time executive, Deborah Fugenschuh
DFW convenes first statewide conference on philanthropy; Releases first Wisconsin Giving Report
DFW staff numbers three and expands services statewide
The Wisconsin Community Foundation Division is created; lead the country in U.S. National Standards and Wisconsin Peer Review for Community Foundations
Hosts state and national Wisconsin Grantmaker’s day at the capital
Launches the Wisconsin Intergenerational Transfer of Wealth Research
Statewide Conference theme becomes VIEWPOINTS
Jill Van Calster is appointed President and CEO, effective January 2, 2014.
DFW changes its name to Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN). Wisconsin Philanthropy Network more fully expresses our mission and vision for the future without deviating from the values and principles that our organization has embraced over the past 37 years.
WPN launches its Endow Wisconsin Initiative
Home office moved to Brookfield, WI.
Tony Shields is appointed President and CEO, effective November 1, 2017.
WPN is celebrating 40 years as the premier resource for philanthropy in Wisconsin.