Joan Schilke


After 30 years of having my own financial advising practice, I refocused my life. Now I have the time to serve on boards and committees which reflect my deepest values.

My interest in Adelante Mujer was sparked the very first time Sister Ann told us about her “dream” to help fund young women who were studying to become doctors in Nicaragua. Having a daughter who is a doctor, I know the challenges involved. Being able to have such a significant impact on the lives of young women, and being able to do so for a reasonable amount of money, I couldn’t wait to become a supporter.

Serving on the Adelante Mujer Board of Directors is a reflection of my commitment as a CSA Associate, living the CSA mission to further the role of women in church and society