Upcoming Meeting
 Program: Women and Estate Planning

Join us on Tuesday,  March 5 at The Presbyterian Home in Evanston to learn how today’s women are having a real impact on estate planning and the distribution of assets

While important to both sexes, estate planning often affects women more profoundly. Women live longer on average and tend to marry older spouses, making them three times as likely as men to be widowed at 65. So for women, estate planning is a crucial part of retirement planning. And since they usually survive their spouses, women more often have the last word about how much wealth goes to family, charity or taxes.

Brown bag lunch and networking from 11:30-12 followed by a short business meeting.  The formal program begins at 12:15 and ends at 1:30.

About Your Speakers: 

Jo Segalla, Rhomda Jensen and Mary Anne Franke attorneys on the legal team of  Drost, Kivlahan, McMahon & O’Connor in Arlington Heights.

Jody Segalla concentrates in estate planning, elder law, and trust and estate administration. Jody often presents seminars on elder law and estate planning for groups in the Northwest Suburbs. Rhoda Jensen concentrates in estate planning, including revocable trusts, charitable trusts, irrevocable insurance and gift trusts, special needs trusts, and probate and trust administration. Mary Anne Franke has concentrated her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and fiduciary taxation.


Presbyterian Homes
Westminster Place
One Calvin Circle

The meeting will be held in the One Calvin Circle Building on the Westminster Place Campus.  If there is no parking spaces available, please feel free to use the employee parking which is just north of the fitness center building.  On street parking is available on Grant Street as well.  The meeting will be held in Caldwell Hall (immediately in front of you after entering the building).

 Women in Development meetings are free to members who pay annual dues of $40/year. Guests may attend two programs without charge prior to joining.


WIDN Members Get Discounts at the Goodman Theater – Visit our Members Only Resources Page to Find  Information on Current and Upcoming Productions and Obtain the Discount Code.


Founded in 1985, Women in Development North is dedicated to advancing professionals the development with education and networking opportunities.  We also welcome those in transition and as well as individuals with other professional ties to development.

WIDN provides members with monthly meetings on key development concepts and issues. We hold our meetings in various locations throughout the northern suburbs so that you will find them easily accessible.

Women in Development North is an approved provider of continuing education credit for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Most of our events are eligible for CFRE points; see program descriptions for details.

Our reasonable annual membership ($40) and our emphasis on timely topics has translated into a robust organization.

As the co-founder of WIDN over 30 years ago, I am both delighted and impressed to see how the organization has grown and continues to provide such wonderful support for development professionals.  The varied topics presented at our meetings are so important, as they increase our knowledge and sharpen our abilities to raise funds for our nonprofit organizations and clients. -Francine Friedman, CFRE


We invite you to browse the WIDN website and contact us for more informatiON.

Women in Development North