Past Events

Men of the Year Awards

The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts celebrated our inaugural Men of the Year Awards recipients on Tuesday, October 13 at Twin Hills Country Club. The Women's Fund Men of the Year Award will honors three men from our region who, in their professional or personal lives, have made significant contributions to ensure economic and social equity for women and girls.

Summit for Success

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
Summit for Success

March 5, 2015

LIPPI Graduation and Celebration!
May 29, 2014

We celebrated our fourth Cohort - now 140 LIPPI strong! Congratulations!

Enjoy this inspirational message from Senator Elizabeth Warren to our 2014 LIPPI graduates:

Learn more about our Leadership Institute!

Thank you to all who attended to celebrate these women who are ready to take their place as leaders in our communities!


100 Good Men Event
May 2014

Thank you to all who attended our premiere event for men! We were proud to unveil our 100 Good Men campaign.

This campaign will honor the men involved with the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts and to celebrate men who support a just and equitable world for their mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and female friends.

The 100 Good Men Campaign is now closed. Our current campaign to engage men in the work of the Women's Fund can be found here.

Enjoy these photos from our May 1 event.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • Bacon/WilsonAttorneys at Law
  • Business West
  • Cardinale Design
  • Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation
  • Clear Channel Communications
  • F. L. Roberts
  • Insurance Center of New England
  • OMG Roofing
  • Westfield Bank
  • MS Walker and Williams Distributing

Thank you to the Corporate Committee and all who made this event possible!

For the Love of Women Harvest Moon Ball
November 2013

Thank you for making it such a special evening.

Special acknowledgements to:

Judy Duglacz, for accepting our She Changes the World Award, for donating an Olivia Mayan Culinary Cruise, and for her tireless efforts to bring the lesbian voice to the White House.

Presenting Hostesses:

  • Amy Jamrog and Kim Cook
  • Hostess Committee:
  • Sandy Anderson, Auctioneer
  • Shirley Edgerton
  • Linda Marchesani
  • Jess Saalfield
  • Anne Paradis and MJ Canavan
  • Yanina Vargas and Jane Stangl

Power Up County Gatherings
September - October 2013

Thank you for powering up with us as we:

  • Released the Status of Women in Western Massachusetts Report
  • Announced the Women's Fund's New Grant Structure

  • Celebrated Ripple Award Recipients

  • Explored Power Up opportunities in YOUR County

Thank you to GCC for acting as Co-Host at the Franklin County Gathering

2013 Annual Golf Classic

July 22 at Crestview in Agawam raised nearly $13,000 for area women and girls.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Presenting: LENOX
  • Gold: Hats Anonymous
  • Silver: Dietz and Company Architects
  • Bronze: Elms College, Hart & Patterson Financial Services, LLP, Nicholas LaPier, CPA
  • Auction donors: Sandy Anderson and Shirl Simolari

Thought and Practice Workshop Series:

Workshop 1:

Why Women Still Can't Have It All (or Can We?)

Workshop 2:

Tell Me a Story: Telling Living Biographies to Market Your Mission

Workshop 3:

Building the Board of Directors You Need

LIPPI Graduation and Celebration
May 22, The Log Cabin

Celebrated the third graduating cohort of our Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact

with Keynote speaker and recipient of the Women's Fund She Changes the World Award: Dr. Jennifer Lawless.

We have now graduated 100 women from LIPPI.

15th Anniversary
March 14, 2013
MassMutual Springfield

Thank you to all who made our event a beautiful gathering and celebration of our enduring work. Here's a video of how we are redefining what's possible.

Special acknowledgement to our guests:

  • Luma Mufleh, Keynote
  • The Accidentals, Longmeadow Girls' Choir
  • The Grandmother Blessing

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • Presenting Sponsors: Baystate Health and Health New England
  • Photo Exhibit by: Robert Charles Studio of Photography
  • Exhibit Sponsor: Glenmeadow
  • Production Sponsor: Zasco Productions

Annual Golf Classic
July 30, 2012
Wyckoff Country Club, Holyoke MA

Lenox Tools proudly presented the area's largest women's charity golf tournament. Players gathered for a sunny day to play a game where women and girls are the big winners. See our slideshow below!

View the entire schedule, including raffle prizes for trips around the world on our brochure.

LIPPI Graduation
May 31, 2012
Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

Over 150 attendees joined us in celebrating the second graduating cohort of the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact and celebrated the remarkable leadership of MA State Representative Ellen Story and retired Judge Gail Perlman!

Learn how LIPPI is redefining leadership!

Let Your Values do the Driving
January 10, 2012
Easthampton, MA

Kristin Leutz led a unique yoga practice, teaching Women's Fund board, staff and friends a set of self-observances in a modern context. Participants walked away with examples of how to live their values every day to improve their lives at home and at work.

Eileen Fisher Shopping Day
September 2012
Northampton, MA

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Women's Fund for the fifth year at the Eileen Fisher Shopping Day.  The Eileen Fisher store in Northampton chose the Women’s Fund as the recipient of its Fall shopping day, generously contributing 10% of the day’s proceeds in support of the foundation’s work. Your Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts joined women's funds across the country, all participating in this wonderful partnership with Eileen Fisher and her stores nationwide!

Past Event Speakers

The Women’s Fund has been privileged to welcome these remarkable women to our annual celebrations, symposiums, and conferences:

  • Jennifer Buffett
  • Jill Ker Conway
  • Kanyere Eaton
  • Dr. Nancy Folbre
  • Tracy Gary
  • Sarah Gould
  • Maria Hinojosa
  • Helen LaKelly Hunt
  • Dr. Mae C. Jemison
  • Dr. Jennifer Lawless
  • Kathy LeMay
  • Luma Mufleh
  • Tuti Scott
  • Leslie Stahl
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Alice Walker
  • Marie Wilson