On October 24th, women from all over Essex County filled the ballroom at the Peabody Marriott Hotel for The Women’s Fund of Essex County’s 11th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon. The luncheon featured “Homeless to Harvard” student Dawn Loggins interviewed by award winning news anchor Natalie Jacobson. Thirteen Essex County agencies were honored, grant recipients under this year’s funding focus of “Leadership & Empowerment”: Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Girls Inc. of Lynn, Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area/a Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Affiliate, Gloucester Writers Center, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lifebridge, Pathways for Children, Raw Art Works, Salem YMCA, Tri-Town Council and YWCA of Greater Lawrence.
The Women’s Fund extends special thanks to all of its generous business sponsors of the Grant Awards Luncheon: Philanthropist Level sponsors include Brookwood School; Glovsky & Glovsky LLC; Lahey Health; McCue Corporation; Oakmont Partners, LLC; Robie Properties; Salem Five Charitable Foundation; Shore Country Day School and Zampell Refractories.
“The evidence is overwhelming - empowering and educating women and girls is not only a matter of fairness and gender equality, but doing so also makes sound economic sense resulting in stronger families and communities,” said Susan Barry, Advisory Board President. The Women’s Fund is a field of interest fund of Essex County Community Foundation located in Danvers, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org