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Women's Fund focuses on foster care during Fall Luncheon at UWL

Speaker talks about her experience in foster care

Women's Fund focuses on foster care...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Dozens of people came together over lunch Thursday to celebrate the strength of local women.

The University of Wisconsin La Crosse hosted the annual Women's Fund Fall Luncheon.

Rosalie Schnick received the 2017 Roberta Zurn Award during the luncheon which recognizes outstanding female leadership in our community.

This year's luncheon focused on foster parenting with a key note speaker talking about her experiences growing up in the foster care program. The day’s speaker says moving our society forward starts with creating better care for our kids.

"A lot of these issues, and taking a greater look to what the needs of the community really are, particularly starting with children, it's tremendous because it automatically has an unbelievable impact a whole society,” said speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter.

The Women's Fund is a nonprofit that helps enrich the lives of local women and girls so they can do the same for others.


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