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 youth 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 youth in Northfield.
  • WINGS has grown to be the second-largest local grantor, giving more than $667,000 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.

2015 Board of Directors

2015 WINGS Board
2015 WINGS Board of Directors: (Front row) Vicki Stevens, Patsy Ophaug, Leah Eby; (Middle row) Corinne Smith, Meleah Follen, Barb Altstaetter, Laura Riehle-Merrill; (Top row) Alice Carson, June Hiza, Nancy Carlson, Diane Lyman  (Not pictured: Jacqui Dorsey, Mary Douglass)

President: Nancy Carlson
Vice President: Jacqui Dorsey
Treasurer: Meleah Follen
Secretary: Diane Lyman
Grants Chair: Laura Riehle-Merrill
Outreach Chair: June Hiza
Membership Chair: Patsy Ophaug
Communications Chair: Leah Eby
At-Large: Corinne Smith
At-Large: Connie DeGrote
At-Large: Vicki Stevens
At-Large: Barb Altstaetter
At-Large: Alice Carson
Ex-Officio: Mary Douglass


Nominating Chair: Mary Douglass
Nominating Committee: Sue DeMalignon, Mary Loven, Vicki Stevens