All the people listed below have empowered others to succeed: inspiring dreams, creating hope, and providing encouragement. Each person has been honored through a donation to WomenVenture in their name.

Rose Agnew
Patricia Berry
Nancy Close
Angela Davis Dogan
Kenna Gibson
Alisa Gingerich
Hamburguesa El Gordo Staff
Kelly Groehler
Susan Kinder
Romy McCarthy
Kelly McGarvey
Gertrude Matemba- Mutasa
Brenda Nyembwe
Eva Rasmussen
Deb Schoneman
Brenda Sonnek
Tegan Marie Vail
Jenny Wade
Elaine Wyatt

Donate in honor of someone in your life today.

Who is that amazing person in your life who gave you a pep talk when you needed it, who helped you figure out a solution, who encouraged you to reach for your dreams?


We here at WomenVenture have so many individuals to thank for our successes, and we know you do too. Our Empowering Women Campaign gives us the opportunity to thank these people publicly and pay their kindness forward at the same time.

By donating in their name, you are giving a boost to the next woman – helping her pursue her dreams of economic self-sufficiency by opening a successful small business that can help her support her family.

Starting in July, we'll display the names of all of these incredible champions on our home page. If you donate, you have the option to receive the artwork on this page to gift to your honoree as a reminder of their impact on your life. 

We recommend a donation of $120, but any amount that is meaningful to you – it could be $50 or $50,000.

Your Impact makes a difference.

  • $50 pays for one hour of class to learn to how to prepare a business plan
  • $120 pays for one hour of dedicated 1:1 time with an on-staff business adviser
  • $600 provides a full scholarship for a business planning course for a low-income woman

How to donate:

  1. Online: Follow the link below! Click on the “In Honor Of” checkbox to submit the name of your honoree.
  2. Text: Dial 41444 and then text WVEmpower. You’ll get a text back with a link to give. Fill out the ‘honoree’ section to submit the name of your honoree.
  3. Check: Send a check to WomenVenture, Empowering Women, 165 Western Ave N, Suite 8, Office #100, Saint Paul MN 55102. Please print your honoree’s name in the memo line.