The Catalyst Fund helps make our mission of propelling women into economic, social, and political spheres of power possible.

The Catalyst Fund has raised over $125,000 since its inception in late 2019. Its success is a testament to the generosity of women business owners who believe in paying it forward to the next generation of female entrepreneurs. Together at NAWBO-MN and through the Catalyst Fund, we have created a diverse and vibrant community where talents, expertise, and experiences are shared and celebrated. Thank you again to all of our donors for sharing in this vision. 

Gifts to the Catalyst Fund support our community by:
Lowering event and programming costs, making them accessible for our entire membership
Making our scholarship program possible and expanding our reach to a diverse array of early-
stage entrepreneurs
Creating a new internship program to launch young women in their career journey

Please consider becoming a Catalyst Fund Donor today. 

Annual Donor Levels

Diamond: $5,000

Platinum: $2,500

Gold: $1,000

Silver: $500

Bronze: $250

Friends: Up to $250

If you would like to spread your contribution out over the year select “Make My Donation Monthly Recurring”.

NOTE: NAWBO MN is a 501(c)(6) non-profit member association. While sponsoring member gifts are ineligible for a charitable deduction; for business owners/businesses, they are likely deductible as marketing expenses since we will highlight donors regularly in programs and online. Consult your tax professional.

Hear from our scholarship recipients about what being a part 
of NAWBO-MN has meant to them and their businesses ...

2023 Catalyst Fund Donors

Diamond: $5,000

     Valerie Doherty | Doherty Staffing/Dahl Consulting | Hall of Fame Inductee 2018; 
     Lifetime Achievement 2015 

Gold: $1,000

     Jaime Adams-Taets | Keystone Group Intl. | Emerging Woman Business Owner of the Year 2019

     Wendi Breuer | SeaChange Print Innovations | Woman Business Owner of the Year 2019; 
     Innovation in Technology 2016

     Lili Hall | KNOCK | Hall of Fame Inductee 2023; Woman Business Owner of the Year 2017

     Melissa Johnson | Valence Protective Coatings Inc

     Julie Kimble | Kimble Co | Disruptor of the Year 2019; Past NAWBO President

     Stacy Kupsky | Wayzata Bay Private Wealth Management

     Amy Langer | Salo, LLC | Hall of Fame Inductee 2021; Woman Business Owner of the Year 2008 

     Susan Langer | Spave

     Beth Kieffer Leonard | Eisner Amper Advisory | Hall of Fame Inductee 2018

     Heather Manley | On-Demand Group / Crooked Water Spirits | Hall of Fame Inductee 2022; 
     Young Business Owner of the Year 2018; Past NAWBO President   

     Mary Nutting | CorTalent | Woman Business Owner of the Year 2021; Past NAWBO President

     Nikki Rohloff | Rohloff Associates | President Elect; Disruptor of the Year 2022

     Kasey Worrell Hatzung | Fusion Hill | Member of the Year 2021; 
     Business Owner of the Year 2018

     Mary Younggren | Advent | Past NAWBO President; 
     Established Business Owner of the Year 2017

Silver: $500

     Leilani Bloomquist | Leilani Bloomquist Consulting

     Ellie Boldenow | JP Morgan

     Erin Bruggeman | SullivanCotter

     Babette Buckner | Moltron Builders


     Megan Diamond | nParallel

     Jennifer Edney | Edney Distributing

     Hellmuth & Johnson

     Brooke Lee | Anchor Paper Company

     Miquel McMoore | kpCompanies | Hall of Fame Inductee 2023

     Jeri Meola | EGL ACE Research |  Hall of Fame Inductee 2019

     Carol Moss | Hellmuth & Johnson

     Anita Nelson | IN Food Marketing & Design

     LuAnn Paulet | Insurance By Design

     Heather Polivka | Awesome People Leaders | Member of the Year 2022

     Belva Rasmussen | Northeast Bank | Hall of Fame Inductee 2013

     Mary Wickstrom | Merch Detective / SeaChange

     Sarah Worrell | Melodi Health

Bronze: $250

     Barbara Butts Williams

     Lisa David | Capital Advisors

     Rachael Dillon | Mary & Jane

     Martha Engel | Best & Flanagan

     Jackie Engmark | NAWBO-MN

     Morgan Evans | Avio Medtech Consulting

     Leili Fatehi | Blunt Strategies

     Sarah George | UnitedHealthcare

     Beth Gibson Lilja | BLG Associates

     Dionne Gumbs | GenEQTY

     Allie Mann | Allie Mann Marketing | Member of the Year 2023 

     Amalia Moreno-Damgaard | Amalia Latin Kitchen | NAWBO President;
     Advocate Award 2018

     Marnie Ochs-Raleigh | Evolve | The Marlene Johnson Legacy Award 2018; Past NAWBO President 

     Eva Rasmussen | Northeast Bank

     Maureen Rehfuss | CPI Twin Cities

     Bonnie Russ | Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ | Hall of Fame Inductee 2019; 
     Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

     Kirstyn Sansom | Sansom Consulting

     Kelly Schwantz | Medtronic

     Joan Siewert-Cardona | Ideal Printers | Hall of Fame Inductee 2019;
Woman Business Owner of the Year 2011

     John Taylor | Medtronic

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