Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee names new director

Lisa Attonito to assume role Oct. 31

Lisa Attonito.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee, a foundation that raises money and awards grants to support social change initiatives for women and girls, has named a new executive director.

Lisa Attonito.
Lisa Attonito.

Lisa Attonito will assume the role on Oct. 31. Former Women’s Fund executive director Margaret Henningsen retired earlier this month.

Attonito has worked as a consultant on the Sojourner Family Peace Center capital campaign and as an executive with a nonprofit organization called Junior Achievement Wisconsin. She has a business degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“We are very happy to have Lisa on our team,” said Women’s Fund Board President Susan Hickey. “Her background and knowledge is a perfect fit to lead efforts as we continue to grow. We will leverage Lisa’s experience to help shape the future direction of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.”

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Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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