Please join us in honoring the important women in our lives.

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

The founding of Fund for Women in 2009 was also an “act of infinite optimism,” as we truly believe we can help girls and women achieve economic self-sufficiency and realize life goals in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties.
In honor of Mother’s Day, recognize the women who inspire you; mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, wives, partners, sisters, friends, coworkers, cousins and mentors who support and encourage you to be your best self. For each $25 donation, the Fund for Women will plant perennial flowers in one of our local parks. When in bloom, these flowers create an awe-inspiring and sustaining tribute to the women in our lives.

Some of our favorite 2019 grants, funded through the generosity of our donors, include:

  • Scholarships for women who have overcome significant challenges in their lives.
  • Training program support for women interested in becoming child care providers.
  • Career development programs such as the Meg Lowman Treetops Summer Science Camp, and Forensics for Girls.

Led by a completely volunteer board and friends, your entire donation goes directly to help girls and women. Please help us continue our work in the region. You can make a difference in the lives of girls and women.

Thank you for your consideration,

Amanda Chafee

P.S. Gifts received by May 15, 2020 will be acknowledged at the Fund for Women’s Inspire! Dinner on June 30, 2020.