Equity Succession Planning
Peer Learning Series
On the Rise: Creating a pipeline of leadership advancement for
Women of Color and Gender Expansive BIPOC
This new learning series is an outgrowth of the Equity Succession Planning Series that the Women’s Fund offered in September and October 2023 which focused on building equitable organizations through leadership succession and transitions.
The first session will take place online Tuesday, February 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and is open to all. Learn more about the series and make a reservation>>
Heal Our Cut!
You may have heard by now but in case you haven’t, our budget has been cut by $37,500 because of the Governor’s recent budget cuts. Any gift or additional gift you can make will help us close this unexpected hole in our budget and most importantly, let us carry out the research, grantmaking, and expansion of our Young Women’s Initiative program which we had planned to do this Spring.
Stick a Band-Aid Here!
Volunteer Opportunity: Do you like making lists?
We are looking for a volunteer (or two?) to help us with some data entry in our constituent database. We recently switched to a new database and need help updating information. The work can be done remotely when you have the available time. This data entry is repetitive and needs to be very accurate. If you are interested in volunteering for this important task, email Jorene Lomenzo, Development Manager, for more information.
Meet Our Board Members
The Women’s Fund Board of Directors has 14 members and is over 50% women of color.
Mia Lauer was elected to the Board in 2023. She is a Community Engagement Specialist at TransHealth. Mia resides in Hampshire County.
Mehlaqa Samdani was elected to the Board in 2023. She is the Executive Director of Critical Connection. Mehlaqa resides in Hampden County.
Rebecca Thibault was elected to the Board in 2023. She is a Partner Attorney at Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy P.C. Rebecca resides in Hampshire County.
GENDER EQUITY FAST FACT
“During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane Doe Inc. member programs, which serve those experiencing or recovering from domestic violence and/or sexual assault, reported an 84% increase in requests for services.”
Learn more in the 2023 Gender Equity Report
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Our Contact Information
Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
333 Bridge Street
Springfield, MA 01103