Since 1997, your Women’s Fund has awarded over $2.5 million to more than 150 nonprofit organizations. Your investment helps build long-term, sustainable, change through:

  • Leadership Development – 250+ women trained to lead your communities in public, private and policy leadership roles through our Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI).
  • Local Investment – 3 million women and their families in Massachusetts are impacted through our strategic partnerships and grant making
  • Shared Vision – Over $2,500,000 has been invested by you, and more than 4,000 like-minded donors. Together, we change the game, to change the world.

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts fuels progress toward gender equity by funding the most promising solutions, collaborating with results-oriented partners, and by elevating the collective power of local women to take charge, and to lead with purpose.


Donna Haghighat

Chief Executive Officer

Monica Borgatti

Chief Operating Officer

Jorene Lomenzo

Development Manager

Kelley Bryant

Communications & Events Manager

Amber Roberts

Office Manager

Nicole Young

Community Investments Manager

“The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Board of Directors


Leigh Rae, Co-President
Nonprofit Consultant

Lisa Ranghelli, Co-President
Sr. Director of Assessment & Special Projects
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Luzed Guzman, Vice-President
Insurance Agent
Liberty Mutual

Fung Chow, CPA, Treasurer
Director of Tax
Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
Law Offices of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Trish Bonica
Vice President of Human Resources
YWCA of Western Massachusetts
Founder of Survivor Recovery Fund

Rania Kfuri
Assistant Director of the Smith Fund
Smith College

Haydee Lamberty-Rodriguez
Student Employment Administrator
Springfield Public Schools

Shela Levante
Director of Development
Berkshire Community College

Dora Robinson
Retired, former President and CEO of the
United Way of Pioneer Valley

Nancy Robinson
Senior Director of Operations
Food Bank of Western MA

Pia Sareen Kumar
Universal Plastics

Deborah Stephenson
Senior Executive VP, Compliance
Berkshire Bank

Gwendolyn VanSant
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Multicultural BRIDGE

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