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PPH: Thursday's On the Move, July 16, 2015

by Melanie Creamer | Contributor

NEW HIRES
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Posted 07.16.2015 under News and Resources

Maine Women's Fund Hires New Communications and Marketing Director

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 15, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, announces the hiring of a new staff member.

Lauren Webster LaFrance joined the staff as Communications and Marketing Director in July 2015. A Maine native, she’s a long time resident of the greater Portland area but has also resided Down East, in Central Maine and...Read more

Posted 07.15.2015 under Press Releases

MWF CEO on Above the Fold - Rapid Fire Round Table, July 10, 2015

MWF CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist was on Above the Fold - Rapid Fire Round Table panel on July 10, with Alan Hinsey and three other guests, talking about local, regional, national and international news. View the video here.Read more

Posted 07.10.2015 under News and Resources

PBP: Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO, Maine Women’s Fund, to speak at June 25, 2015 meeting of West Bay Rotary

West Bay Rotary club member, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, will speak about the statewide public foundation that supports programs to build economic security for Maine

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Posted 06.25.2015 under News and Resources

PPH: Maine Women’s Fund honors those who have made a difference, May 19, 2015

A transgender teen, the CEO of WEX and shoe store chain Lamey Wellehan are among those recognized.

Posted 05.19.2015 under News and Resources

Q97.9: Maine Women’s Fund Helping Women and Girls Achieve Their Dreams, May 22, 2015

By Lori Voornas May 22, 2015 8:49 AM

         Maine Women’s Fund Facebook

The ultimate in ‘girl power‘! The Maine Women’s Fund is a public...Read more

Posted 05.15.2015 under News and Resources

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Wayfinder Schools' Passages Program

The Fund had the opportunity to visit the Wayfinder Schools' Passages Program, meeting with faculty and students at their Camden Offices way back in April.  It was a great visit with lots of sharing and learning with little ones creating their own adventures and educational opportunities as we talked!

Wayfinder Schools was established...Read more

Posted 05.15.2015 under Press Releases

BDN: Maine Women’s Fund CEO Discusses Issues Faced by Women and Girls in Maine at Maine Women’s Network Event

CAMDEN, Maine (April 27, 2015) – Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, spoke at the Maine Women’s Network event, “Women in Maine: State of the State” at Cappy’s in Camden, Maine last month.

At the event, Ruef-Lindquist focused on five dimensions that contribute to the quality of life and opportunity for women and girls: economic security, health, safety and wellbeing, as well as leadership and public life. She reviewed...Read more

Posted 04.27.2015 under News and Resources

Maine Women’s Fund Awards $98,000 to Nonprofits Investing in the Economic Security of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 3, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, has awarded grants totaling $98,000 to organizations working to build the economic security of Maine women and girls. The 2015 grantees will be recognized at the Fund’s annual Leadership Luncheon on May 19, 2015 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. This includes grants from donor-...Read more

Posted 04.22.2015 under Press Releases

PBP: Maine Women’s Fund awards grants to Wayfinder School, other organizations

PORTLAND — The Maine Women's Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women's and girl's economic security, has awarded grants totaling $98,000 to organizations

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Posted 04.19.2015 under News and Resources

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

On March 16, members of the Maine Women's Fund staff and board of directors visited grantee Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) at the organization's headquarters in Augusta.

The Maine Women's Fund's grant specifically funds staffing for the Attorney General's Work Group, and the staff time needed to increase the resources available to trafficking victims and providers in Maine - including establishing a victim's support...Read more

Posted 04.17.2015 under Press Releases

The Maine Women’s Fund Announces 2015 Leadership Luncheon and Award Recipients

PORTLAND, Maine.  April 8, 2015—The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girls’ economic security, announces its fifth annual Leadership Luncheon and awards ceremony. The Leadership Luncheon brings together more than 700 prominent professional and community-minded people to network, discuss women’s leadership and invest in economic security for Maine’...Read more

Posted 04.09.2015 under Press Releases

SPOTLIGHT ON GRANTEE: Family Crisis Services

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Young women from the Global Girls Group at Portland High School during the poster campaign to raise

Posted 03.15.2015 under Press Releases

The Karen Moran Leadership Fund: A Legacy to Cultivate Maine's Female Leadership

Imagine what Maine would look like if:

Women leaders represented half of the Maine legislature (instead of its current 30%)?

Women-owned businesses comprised half of Maine businesses (instead of its current 25%)?

Women led half of the largest employers in Maine (instead of the current 20%)?

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Posted 03.08.2015 under News and Resources