Women Cents

Connect. Educate. Give.

Our mission is simple. We connect women in Red Wing through education on issues that affect children and families in our community, and encourage them to give their time, talent, money, or knowledge to help find a solution.

100% of the contributions made by our members is given to local nonprofits that directly provide resources and services to those in need.

Women Cents: Pitch it!

Join Women Cents Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 pm to 7pm at Mandy's Coffee & Cafe, 419 West 3rd Street in Red Wing for our own version of the tv show "Shark Tank". Three local charitable groups will vie for the evenings donations by pitching a new program or need. Attendees will then be asked to cast votes following the brief presentation.

RSVP HERE! NEW! RSVP online! For those who RSVP here, we will host a drawing for some local gift cards at the event. See you there!

Making a Difference

Connecting women in the community to work together, take action and make a difference.

We do what we do to make a difference in our community -- drawing attention to national issues and needs facing children and families, then bringing it local and connecting it to local nonprofits and citizens. Whether the need is one of financial, of time, of knowledge or of talent, we work to connect people to resources that can fulfill these basic needs.

What We Know

In 2002, a group of Red Wing women got together to make an impact in the community. The goal was simple: if everyone gives a little, the impact can be big. The solution was even simpler: connect these women, educate them on a local issues, and encourage them to support community organizations.

Originally Women Cents provided education on a problem and donated funds to help find the solution. Over time, how we connect, educate and give has evolved, but we remain dedicated to the original premise that by doing this together we will make a difference.

We want to see you at our events. We want to hear your stories. We want you to take action to find a solution. We ask you to give of your time, talent, money or knowledge.

The success of Women Cents has allowed local children and families to:

  • Connect and share their stories
  • Access food, safe shelter and housing
  • Participate in after school programs and activities
  • Celebrate birthdays and special events
  • Access lunch money, hats, mittens, school supplies, bus passes and more

We know this much: we have made an impact in Red Wing.

Over the past 14 years, Women Cents has connected more than 400 women, educated on them on 25 issues impacting children and families, and raised more than $50,000 which was given to 30 different local nonprofits.

There is no other organization that has as a small volunteer board allowing us the flexibility to meet immediate needs as they occur. Not just a philanthropic organization, we also strive to educate our community about the needs of families and children and help connect the two. 100% of donations are directly donated to the service agency in need.

Get Involved and Take Action

Educating women in Red Wing to take action.

Twice a year, we bring women together to learn about national challenges and how they affect children and families in Red Wing. The goal of these events is to bring awareness and support of a local nonprofit service agency. Our members can give a free will monetary donation and know that 100% of the monies raised goes directly to the recipient agency. We also promote ongoing involvement through volunteerism, advocacy, and talent as requested by the agencies.

Our Board Members

  • Neela Mollgaard
  • June Rodgers
  • Susan Ketcham
  • Megan Ramaker
  • Kim Brown
  • Kim Wiemer
  • Jane Rutledge
  • Barb Haley
  • Heidi Kays

Our Sponsors