The Cynthia D. Conrad Fund

Est. 2019 by Cynthia D. Conrad


Dr. Cynthia Conrad has supported the Community Fund for Women & Girls for more than two decades. As a psychiatrist who owns her own practice and is a Lecturer at Yale in the Department of Psychiatry, she knows the importance of supporting work that advances the ‘best self.’

“I first became aware of the Fund for Women and Girls many years ago in conversation with Mary Arnstein, a member of the Fund’s founding group,” says Conrad. “The Fund’s mission clearly resonated with my own — empowering women and girls to reach their highest potential, providing grants for the promotion of gender equality and economic security, supporting women and girls with special needs or who face other barriers to success.”

In 2019, Dr. Conrad made her annual gift to support the Community Fund for Women & Girls in a different way. She chose to use a qualified charitable distribution from her IRA to set up a designated fund in her name that will support the Fund for Women & Girls in perpetuity. She is now among 25 others who have established designated funds to support the social and economic advancement of women and girls.

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