MAINE WOMEN’S FUND CEO TO SPEAK at the PORTLAND CHAPTER of the MAINE WOMEN’S NETWORK, MAY 24, 2016

MAINE WOMEN’S FUND CEO TO SPEAK at the PORTLAND CHAPTER of the MAINE WOMEN’S NETWORK, MAY 24, 2016

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Contact: Lauren Webster LaFrance, Communications and Marketing Director

207-774-5513 / lauren@mainewomensfund.org

MAINE WOMEN’S FUND CEO TO SPEAK at the PORTLAND CHAPTER of the MAINE WOMEN’S NETWORK, MAY 24, 2016

FALMOUTH, Maine.  May 16, 2016— On Tuesday, May 24, the Portland Chapter of Maine Women’s Network will host guest speaker Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Women’s Fund who will present “Women in Maine, State of the State.”  Sarah works at the forefront of women's issues in Maine and will offer her thoughts and information on a variety of topics facing women and girls around the state.  There will be time for questions and discussion as well.

Sarah joined the Maine Women's Fund in April 2012.  As the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, the Maine Women’s Fund works to transform the lives of Maine women and girls through strategic grant making, community engagement and support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change.  Her previous work has provided extensive experience in fundraising, grant making, and building organizations' fiscal efficiency.  Sarah practiced law before becoming vice president for Southern Maine at the Maine Community Foundation, where she established relationships and worked with donors, community leaders, and non-profit organizations throughout the state. She lives in Camden with her husband, Peter.

The meeting will take place at the Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road in Falmouth starting at 11:30am and wrapping up at 1:30pm. Guests and non-members are always welcome. Members and non-members are asked to register online: http://www.mainewomensnetwork.com/event-2157687

This event is sponsored by Maddy Vertenten.

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About the Maine Women’s Fund

Since 1989, the Maine Women's Fund has been creating social change by investing in the power of women and the dreams of girls. The Fund has awarded grants totaling nearly $2M to 187 organizations and provides grantees with capacity-building technical support. The mission of the Maine Women’s Fund is to transform the lives of Maine women and girls through strategic grantmaking, community engagement and support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. The Fund’s vision is a just and caring society in which Maine women and girls thrive so communities prosper. The Fund is the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing economic security for women and girls.

Programs funded by the Maine Women’s Fund increase access to education and healthcare, develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, influence public policy, and advance safety from harm.

Learn more at www.mainewomensfund.org.

Posted 05.16.2016 under Press Releases