Women with Heart

Women with Heart 2018 raised over $145,000 thanks to your generous donations!

Check back for more information on Women with Heart 2019.



Regional women are invited to our 9th annual Women with Heart Luncheon! This event is a special opportunity for women to gather together, learn about a need in our community and rally around it. There are many ways to participate: be a table host, buy a ticket, provide a raffle item or sponsor!


Interested in hosting a table or seats?
A table host commits to filling a table at the lunch. 
Some table hosts buy a full table, while others reserve the table and recruit special ladies to purchase the seats. Read more here.

Join us at the After Party at Number 4!

Join us at 1 PM following the Women with Heart Luncheon to continue conversations, enjoy live music by Nowtro, take part in special raffle drawings and meet keynote speaker Melanie VanRoekel! 

Read more here.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Melanie VanRoekel

In 2018, we are thrilled to welcome Melanie VanRoekel as keynote speaker. Melanie will speak on acceptance and inclusion. Melanie describes herself as a recovering CFO, and she is now best known for being her son Caden’s mom and advocate.  Her true passion is advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Melanie was appointed to the State of Minnesota Special Education Advisory Panel in 2017 and will be the Vice Chair for the 2018/2019 school year.  In addition, she is on the Special Education Advisory Council for ISD77.  Melanie is the incoming board Chair for the Mankato Area Foundation and a board member for LEEP. 

In addition to being Caden’s mom, she is proud mom to daughters Cameron and Kendall, stepmom to Taylor and Garrett, wife to Steve, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, philanthropist, community volunteer and an MS warrior.

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