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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Board of Directors

The mission of Planned Parentood of Wisconsin is to empower all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health through patient services, education and advocacy. 

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin's Board of Wisconsin upholds the mission of the organization, serving as a visible ambassador in the community.

Board Responsibilities

  • Upholding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s mission

  • Fiduciary oversight

  • Strategic engagement

  • Support agency priorities: Community Centric, Abortion Access, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging), and PPX (Patient and Staff Experience)

  • Serves as a visible ambassador of the organization - engaging your personal networks to grow organizational relationships

  • Providing an annual gift that is meaningful to you (no gift is too small)

  • Board members may not engage in political activities

Time Commitment

  • PPWI Board Term is two years, board members may serve up to three consecutive terms

  • Board meets virtually or in-person 7-8 times per year.

  • Board members are expected to serve in at least one of our committees: Finance, Development, or Governance.

  • 75% attendance is expected for allboard meetings and any assigned committee meetings.

Board Committees



The Governance Committee establishes and monitors compliance with clear criteria for directors, establishes standards of conduct and participation for directors, monitors and evaluates the performance of the Board of Directors individually and as a whole, and recruits and nominates new directors. The Governance Committee conducts orientation of new directors and provides continuing education on issues relevant to the health care industry, strategy, and board governance best practices; it plans the annual board retreat. The Governance Committee monitors Board activities for compliance with PPFA standards relating to governance.



The Development Committee develops a strategic plan and policies for fundraising for the agency and insures the implementation and execution of those plans. In addition, the Development Committee guides the annual statewide campaign, donor cultivation, donor retention, events and planned giving. The Development Committee monitors Board activities for compliance with PPFA standards relating to fundraising.



The Finance Committee monitors the financial health of the agency, including reviews of administrative policies and procedures, investments and investment policies, selection of auditors and monitors the audit process, reviews and recommends the annual budget, monitors risk management, reviews and recommends personnel policies, oversees private and public grants and monitors restricted gifts. The Finance Committee monitors Board activities for compliance with PPFA standards relating to finance.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), is a 50(c)(3) nonprofit health care organization caring for 60,000 patients annually at 22 health centers providing sexual and reproductive health care services; comprehensive and medically accurate sex education; as well as advocacy in support of public policies aimed at keeping Wisconsin communities safe, healthy, and strong.