Twenty-six new members have been selected for the 2013 class of Women’s Fund Circles. They join members of the inaugural class who are returning for a second year. Launched in December 2011, Circles provides young women with opportunities to network, learn about philanthropy and connect with female leaders throughout our community.

Members were selected based on community involvement, leadership, contributions to their workplace and their vision for young women in Omaha.

Congratulations to the 2013 members: Mallory Anderl, Deloitte & Touche; Allison Balus, Baird Holm; Emily Bannick, BVH Architects; Melissa Breazile, Voices for Children in Nebraska; Moniki Cannon, Kiewit Corporation; Angela Cooper, Mutual of Omaha; Joy Dobrauc, Alegent Health; Lizzy Gilbert, Anti-Defamation League; Wendy Hamilton, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska; Sara Hanlon, Ervin & Smith; Nicole Hawkins, Lincoln Financial Group; Kasey Hesse, Client Resources Inc.; Caryn Hohnholt, Visiting Nurse Association; Kristine Hull, Omaha Performing Arts; Jordan Maddex, The Nebraska Medical Center; Whitney Mastin, Midlands Mentoring Partnership; Anne Meysenburg, The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts; Hannah Mirmiran, Omaha Integrative Care; Sierra Pirigyi, Project Interfaith; Beth Riley, Inclusive Communities; Ashley Spessard, RESPECT; Jodi Teal, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy; Erika Teutsch, MediBadge, Inc.; Kimberly Thomas, CASA; Katie Torpy, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities; London Woolman, Three Clothing.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha examines issues and conducts research to provide informed support for initiatives that improve the lives of metropolitan area women and girls.

For more information about Women’s Fund Circles, contact: Sherry Thompson, Communications Manager at: or 402.827.9280.