Recipients of the Inaugural Women United Fund Announced

United Way Peterborough & District was honoured to announce the recipients of their inaugural Women United Fund at the Peterborough Child and Family Centres’ main office this morning. Joining United Way was Maryam Monsef, Founding Chair of Women United Peterborough, and representatives from the two recipient organizations.

The 2023-2024 Women United Fund was made possible by a generous gift from Maryam Monsef that allowed United Way to offer a special funding opportunity for one-time projects. United Way published a Request for Proposals this past June that sought out initiatives that support women, girls and gender-diverse people in our community. In particular, the RFP focused on equitable opportunities for personal growth, economic security, and leadership among members of these groups.

“The Women United Fund embodies what is possible when community comes together to address a shared goal,” said Betsy Farrar, Manager of Community Impact at United Way Peterborough & District. “This grant was not only made possible through Maryam’s generous donation, but also her drive and awareness of local issues as the founding chair of our local Women United group. In addition, we want to extend our gratitude to all of the applicants who brought forward creative and compassionate solutions to complex gender-based issues.”

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