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.

Staff

Donna Haghighat

Chief Executive Officer

Monica Borgatti

Chief Operating Officer

Jorene Lomenzo

Development Manager

Kelley Bryant

Communications & Events Manager

Amber Roberts

Office Administrator

“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


Officers

Haydee Lamberty-Rodriguez, President
Student Employment Administrator
Springfield Public Schools

Leigh Rae, Vice President
Non-profit Consultant

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

Pia Kumar, Clerk
Head of Corporate Development
Universal Plastics

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
Attorney

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

Luzed Guzman
Insurance Agent
Liberty Mutual

Denise Hurst
Vice President of Advancement & External Affairs
Springfield Technical Community College
Western MA Springfield School Committee Member at Large

Rania Kfuri
Assistant Director of the Smith Fund
Smith College

Chelsea Kline
Executive Director
End of Life Choices, New York

Shela Levante
Director of Development
Berkshire Community College

Martha Potvin
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Springfield College

Lisa Ranghelli
Senior Director of Assessment and Special Projects
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

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

Michelle Sears
Director of Finance
Health New England

Michelle Theroux
President
Berkshire Hills Music Academy

Karla Travieso
Development & Communications Coordinator
Gardening the Community

Gwendolyn VanSant
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Multicultural BRIDGE

Anne Weiss
President
Weiss Consulting

Committee Roster


Executive Committee

Haydee Lamberty-Rodriguez, President
Leigh Rae, Vice President
Fung Chow, Treasurer
Pia Kumar, Clerk
Michelle Theroux

Finance & Investment Committee

Fung Chow, Chair
Yindra Dixon*
Suzette Fontaine Collins**
Lynn Hatch*
Ronda Parish*
Martha Potvin
Nancy Robinson
Amy Santarelli*
Michelle Sears
Felicia Seton*
Michelle Theroux
Melissa Williams*
Tami Wortham*

Joellen LeGrand, ex officio

Governance/Nominating

Michelle Theroux, Chair
Trish Bonica
Gwendolyn VanSant

Development

Dora Robinson, Co-Chair
Anne Weiss, Co-Chair
Amy Anderlonis*
Luzed Guzman
Rania Kfuri
Victoria Worth*

Community Investments

Leigh Rae, Chair
Pia Kumar
Lisa Ranghelli

Impact Training

Trish Bonica, Chair
Camille Elliott*
Gretchen Heaton*
Denise Hurst
Mary Olberding*
Alexandra Russell*
Barbara Viniar*

YWI Steering Committee

Denise Hurst
Jynai McDonald*
Kayla Monroe*
Sonja Shaw*
Maria Sombe Baraka*
Audrey Straw*
Tammi Wortham*

*Community member

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