WINGS Mission Statement

WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) educates and expands the number of women in philanthropy, builds and strengthens community through pooled investments, and improves the lives of women and children in the Northfield area through focused giving.

Who We Are

  • WINGS is a grassroots network of hundreds of women who donate together to improve the lives of women and children in Northfield.
  • WINGS has grown to be the second-largest local grantor, giving nearly $600,000 since 2000 to local non-profit organizations.
  • We welcome all women as members! Joining WINGS brings you into a community of women who are making a difference.

2014 Board of Directors

2014 WINGS Board of Directors: (Front row) Barb Alstaetter, Patsy Ophaug, Nancy Carlson, June Hiza. (Back row) Mary Douglass, Vicki Stevens, Laura Riehle-Merrill, Corrinne Smith, Ann Etter, Elizabeth, Child, Diane Lyman, Connie DeGrote. (Not pictured: Mary Loven)

President: Nancy Carlson
Treasurer: Ann Etter
Secretary: Diane Lyman
Grants Chair: Laura Riehle-Merrill
Outreach Chair: June Hiza
Membership Chair: Patsy Ophaug
Communications Chair: Mary Loven
At-Large: Corrine Smith
At-Large: Connie DeGrote
At-Large: Vicki Stevens
At-Large: Barb Alstaetter
Ex-Officio: Mary Douglass


Nominating Chair: Mary Douglass
Nominating Committee: Barbara Crouter, Erin Mayberry, Pat Smith