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Women of Maine: Antonia Caruso

Antonia Caruso began dieting in fifth grade and by her freshmen year of high school had reduced her caloric intake to 500 calories per day and her five-foot, five-inch frame to a dangerous 92 pounds. After hospitalization and treatment, and under the careful supervision of a nutritionist, Caruso regained her strength, resumed a regular routine and started cheerleading. As a sport, cheering depends on strength, flexibility and agility...Read more

Posted 11.09.2015 under News and Resources

Maine Women's Fund Releases its 2014-2015 Report to the Community

We have another amazing year of successes to report for fiscal year 2014-2015 on behalf of the Fund, all of which were made possible with the generous support of corporate, foundation and individual philanthropists, like you. Please click...Read more

Posted 11.04.2015 under Press Releases

MAINE WOMEN’S FUND HOSTS MAKING CHANGE FOR GOOD

FALMOUTH, Maine.  October 30, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, hosted Making Change for Good, on Tuesday, October 27th featuring four grantee presentations on social change efforts in Maine. 

Eloise Vitelli, Director of Program & Policy at New Ventures Maine delivered the first presentation, “Creating...Read more

Posted 10.30.2015 under Press Releases

Sarah Ruef-Lindquist to help judge New Ventures Maine InnovateHER 2016 Business Plan Competition

InnovateHER 2016 Business Plan Competition

New Ventures Maine (Formerly Women, Work, and Community) is looking for Entrepreneurs and Innovators who have an existing business or an idea for a product or service that will improve and empower the lives of women and girls.

 Submit your business plan and tell us how your idea will benefit women and girls. NVME will submit the best business plan for a chance to...Read more

Posted 10.20.2015 under News and Resources

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Mable Wadsworth Health Center

In mid-September, the Fund visited the Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center in Bangor. 

The 2015 Maine Women's Fund grant supports the Health Center's Gaining Access Project (GAP), which helps meet the basic healthcare necessities of the uninsured and people with low incomes. By providing services at reduced fees, the Heath Center ensures that there is no gap in routine, preventative health care services for women while they move...Read more

Posted 10.15.2015 under News and Resources

Women of Maine: Corrie Roberts

Highlighting the triumphs of Maine women & girls.

On Friday October 2nd, Marine Patrol Specialist Corrie Roberts made a daring leap onto a 40-foot lobster boat that was discovered circling in rough waters off of Rockland Harbor. The coordinated attempt to save Robert Staples, 78, of North Haven who died onboard the Legacy from natural causes, combined the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maine...Read more

Posted 10.13.2015 under News and Resources

MWF CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist to speak at the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security on October 16th

Join the Maine Women’s Policy Center as we turn ideas into action at the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330. Registration Fee: $30; Students & Seniors: $20. Breakfast and lunch are included and scholarships are...Read more

Posted 10.05.2015 under Press Releases

MaineShare Training held at MWF Office in Falmouth

On September 15, the Maine Women’s Fund hosted seven organizations for a MaineShare presentation training at our offices in the Lunt Professional Building in Falmouth. MaineShare provides philanthropically-minded individuals an easy way to donate to over 40 statewide organizations, including the Maine Women’s Fund. Through payroll giving contributions and direct gifts, donors help organizations make Maine a better place to live though health...Read more

Posted 09.24.2015 under News and Resources

MWF CEO, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist on Above The Fold – Rapid Fire Roundtable with Alan Hinsey

Watch Maine Women's Fund CEO, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist on Above The Fold – Rapid Fire Roundtable with Alan Hinsey on September 4, 2015 along with three other guests, talking about local, regional, national and international news. View the video here.Read more

Posted 09.09.2015 under News and Resources

ALL WOMEN’S 10K TO BENEFIT MAINE WOMEN’S FUND

FALMOUTH, Maine.  September 9, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, will be the beneficiary of the Power of She  All Women’s 10K race on October 11, 2015.

Three Maine Women’s Fund Board Members, Robin Lin Hodgskin, Melinda Shain, and Natalie Solotoff will be joining women from across the state to complete in the Power of She. This timed...Read more

Posted 09.09.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

In late May, the Fund visited the administrative offices of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England located in downtown Portland.  

Grant funding helped to build PPNNE's public policy and grassroots organizing capacity, increase community engagement and organizing, demonstrate local and widespread support of women's health issues, and influence public discourse and opinion-making the connection between women's health and their...Read more

Posted 08.17.2015 under Press Releases

Maine Women's Fund CEO to Ride BikeMaine

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 27, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, announces the CEO’s participation in BikeMaine 2015.

The Maine Women’s Fund CEO, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, will join more than 300 cyclists as they tour the state by bicycle from September 12-19. The 2015 ride is the third annual organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, founded...Read more

Posted 07.27.2015 under Press Releases

Island Advantages: Maine Women’s Fund hires DISHS grad

The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girls’ economic security, has hired Deer Isle-Stonington High School 1997 graduate Lauren Webster LaFrance as Communications and Marketing Director. A Maine native, she’s a longtime resident of the Portland area but has also resided in Deer Isle, Strong, and on the border in Jackman. She

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Posted 07.23.2015 under News and Resources

Watch MWF Videos on Vimeo

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 20, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, has their own VIMEO Channel! Visit www.vimeo.com/mainewomensfund to watch vignettes showcasing the important work of current and former Economic Security Initiative Grant recipients and highlights from past Leadership Luncheons....Read more

Posted 07.20.2015 under News and Resources

Maine Women’s Fund CEO to chair Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

FALMOUTH, Maine (July 17, 2015) – Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, was elected chair of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women by its members at its regular May meeting.

Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is statutorily enacted government-appointed assembly dedicated to improving opportunities for Maine women and girls. The Commission advises the governor and members of the...Read more

Posted 07.17.2015 under Press Releases