(920) 979-7407   Fax: (920) 921-1036
384 N. Main Street - Suite 4   Fond du Lac, WI 54935
2016 Sophia Board and Associates


What is the Sophia Foundation?

Virginia Gilmore established the Sophia Foundation, as a supporting organization under the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, in 2002.  The Sophia Foundation lives its vision of creating caring community by providing programs that are in alignment with the core principles and values of the organization.
The Sophia Foundation believes caring community asks individuals, as well as, institutions to co-create communities where Robert Greenleaf’s credo “caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving each other” can become reality.  The vision of the Sophia Foundation is to create a caring community where leaders and citizens gather to learn and serve; where they foster hope and explore meaningful possibilities together for all people.   As a foundation, we use our resources to facilitate and host teaching and learning programs that connect community members through a dedication to leadership that builds and sustains a more caring community in the Fond du Lac area.

The Sophia Foundation programming includes:

The Sophia Foundation Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

2017 Conference Registration Now Open

The 2017 Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference (ASLC) is an engaging learning experience that unleashes the potential of people in local organizations and communities. Attendees will join their friends, neighbors and fellow community members for breakfast beginning and 7:30am and then learn together from featured conversation starters. Modeled after a café, the room will be setup with small round tables that invite conversation and learning at the tables with plenty of opportunities to learn together. This conference will feature stories from people who are practicing servant leadership personally, by building servant led organizations and working to make a difference in their community. Attendees can expect to leave this event feeling ignited, encouraged and filled with ideas learned not only from the speakers but from fellow attendees during the table conversations.

Eventbrite - 2017 Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference

Aspiring Servant Leadership Conference (ASLC)

Eventbrite - 2017 Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference


Next Monthly Servant Leader Conversation

Servant Leadership Conversations are monthly opportunities for area servant leaders to gather and learn from each other about actively practicing servant leadership as individuals and in organizations.  Conversations are held in Fond du Lac monthly from 7:00am - 8:30am on the 3rd Friday of each month. 

Click on the link below to learn more about the monthly Servant Leadership Conversations program.  

Applications Now Being Accepted ... Leadership Learning Series

The purpose of the learning circle series is to engage and activate caring leaders to serve and lead in the Fond du Lac area.  Participants gain insight into practices based on the  principles of servant leadership,  dialogue, self-awareness, and strengths, along with skills needed for building a caring community.  This learning series builds individual capacities through skill-building exercises and group dialogue to increase one’s ability to serve and lead in organizations and across the community. 


The Sophia Foundation is a 501c3 community benefit organization.         


Donations made to the Sophia Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.