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SAVE THE DATE: December 7, 2019
Join the Fight for Gender Equity

As a member of The Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls, The Community Fund for Women and Girls is proud to support Galvanize Connecticut - a one day summit focused on empowerment of women and girls on December 7, 2019 at Goodwin College in East Hartford.

Galvanize Connecticut will include panel discussions, keynote presentations by nationally recognized speakers, trainings on combatting systems that perpetuate gender inequity, opportunities to network with local and national organizations at an Engagement Fair, and so much more. 

Get tickets and learn more


About The Fund

The Community Fund for Women & Girls is Greater New Haven's only endowment dedicated to promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls. We work to improve the quality of life for women and girls in our region, through information, education, advocacy and – most importantly – by encouraging women's philanthropy. Join us!

Community Fund for Women and Girls Advisory Board with Foundation Staff
Past and present Community Fund for Women & Girls Advisory Board Members and Staff

Women and Philanthropy: Leaving a Legacy

The Community Fund for Women & Girls 2019 Annual Meeting featured an-depth panel discussion, "The Care Economy: Women, Wealth and Work." 

Learn more about the issue and what is being done locally and in the state in the info-brief below.

In 1995, a founding group of committed women established The Community Fund for Women & Girls. Many donors have since joined them to build the endowment and create individually named funds that are a permanent resource for women and girls' programs in Greater New Haven. 

Learn more about our inspiring donors

and the funds supporting the work of the Community Fund for Women & Girls.

MakingWaves Leadership Giving Program
The Community Fund for Women & Girls thanks the generous supporters for participating in the MakingWaves Leadership Giving Program with a gift or pledge. The Program was created in honor of the Community Fund for Women & Girls’ 20th Anniversary to grow the endowment and the Fund’s grantmaking resources for local nonprofits for the benefit of women and girls. See the list of WaveMakers.

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See what's inside our latest newsletter:

The Community Fund for Women & Girls Summer 2019 Newsletter

The Care Economy: Women, Wealth and Work

The Care Economy Infographic 

Advisory Board Highlight: Karen Peart

What Your Gifts to the Fund Make Possible

Our Impact - See how we're making a difference.

Events - Inspiring guest speakers and convenings.

Officers and Advisory Board Members

2019 Officers

Karen Peart 

Heather Calabrese   
Vice Chair 

Christine Kim

Janna Wagner
Immediate Past Chair

Kellyann Day
Community Foundation Board Liaison    

2019 Advisory Board

Mary Beth Congdon Anne
Tressa Spears Jackson
Mubarakah Ibrahim Liza Janssen Petra Cynthia
Barbara Chesler Meredith


Stay informed. Read Investing With A Gender Lens, The Community Foundation's info brief.  

How can we help?

Sharon Cappetta

Director of Development 203-777- 7071 Email Sharon


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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