THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING
THE FUND FOR WOMEN & GIRLS VIRTUAL CELEBRATION
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About the Fund for Women & Girls
Through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls, individuals and organizations are coming together to invest in sustainable solutions that support the safety, health, and economic security of women and girls across Fairfield County. Over two decades, philanthropy has fueled more than $8 million in grants through our Fund for Women & Girls, improving futures for tens of thousands of women and girls in Fairfield County.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her most recent, record-breaking novel, The Testaments—sequel to her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale—won the 2019 Booker Prize. Her other work includes the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, as well as Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and Booker winner The Blind Assassin. With The Handmaid’s Tale now a critically acclaimed television series set to enter its fourth season, Atwood’s prescient prose depicting a dystopian future is even more relevant than ever. She has received the German Peace Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In October 2019, Atwood was presented with the Companion of Honor award by Queen Elizabeth, making her only the third Canadian to receive the distinction.
Who We Serve
The emme coalition is designed with a trauma-informed lens to support all girls and women of reproductive age, 12-49 years, who live in Bridgeport.
A range of holistic services, both virtual and physical, will be offered through our nonprofit partner OPTIMUS Health Care.
The program will serve 100 women & girls through intensive case management, and 1000 through less intensive services.
TOGETHER WE THRIVE
President & CEO
Juanita T. James
CHIEF COMMUNITY IMPACT OFFICER
FUND FOR WOMEN & GIRLS STEERING COMMITTEE
Mary Woods, Chair
Mindy Houck, Vice Chair
Jane Carlin, Co-Chair
Rebecca Emmanuel Rooney, Co-Chair
VIP Presenting Sponsor & Anne Leonhardt Award Recipient
For more than a decade, Stamford Health has been a tremendous partner and philanthropic supporter of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls.
We are grateful for that support – as well as the excellent care Stamford Health gives to its patients – not just every day, but also in extraordinary times. Back again this year as our VIP Presenting Sponsor, Stamford Health is a nonprofit, independent healthcare system committed to compassionately caring for the community by offering a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. And it is a leader in care for women, providing specialized services through its Breast Center and Women’s Specialty Center.