How the Fund for Women and Girls helps make a difference in Fairfield County
Fund for Women & Girls Luncheon Thank you for an incredible event!
"World affairs can be extremely complex issues, but when we see hope compete with terror in the eyes of a young girl, we should at least know on which side of the line we stand."
Keynote Speaker Dr. Madeleine K. Albright Former Secretary of State
Approximately 800 friends and supporters gathered April 11 for the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls luncheon. This year’s theme, Come to the Table, spotlighted how women come together to improve society.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the first female Secretary of State, described her challenges rising to leadership and discussed the global challenges facing women. When women and girls are empowered to reach their full potential, all of society benefits.
Thanks to our supporters, the Fund for Women and Girls has grown to be the largest fund of its kind in New England, awarding more than $3 million in grants to help girls cope with bullying, dating violence and sexual assault and to help women struggling to raise a family earn advanced degrees and move into better paying careers.
What We've Learned
The following reports highlight important findings of the Fund for Women and Girls which lead our strategies and decisions in awarding grants and leading initiatives to improve the lives of women and girls
Holding Up Half The Sky This report reveals troubling statistics and challenges facing women and girls in Fairfield County.