The Women’s Initiative hosts annual fundraising and member events to drive awareness of our philanthropic and leadership group, highlight our support of adolescent girls, and raise funds to increase our impact.

Power of the Purse

Join us for an evening of camaraderie and solidarity to help end violence against girls and women. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and featured silent auction of designer purses.

Save the Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Mercantile Center (100 Front Street, Worcester)

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets available for purchase – more details coming soon!

2018 Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors:
Avidia Bank
Little House Capital
UMass Memorial Health Care

Support Sponsors:
BayState Savings Bank
Fidelity Cooperative Bank
Fletcher Tilton
Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C.
Koopman Lumber
Lamoureux Pagano & Associates

Purse Sponsor:
Fallon Health

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Stepping Up for Girls

A celebration of women’s philanthropy, leadership, and empowerment of adolescent girls, Stepping Up for Girls is the Women’s Initiative’s signature fundraiser to support future programming. The event highlights our funded programs, celebrates local women leaders, and features testaments to the possibilities of the future and the progress we as a community have made in supporting girls and women.

Join us Fall 2019 (date and location TBD)

Sponsorship opportunities available – more details coming soon!

2018 Award Winners

The Women’s Initiative co-founders, Lois Green and Meridith Wesby, were leadership role models for many young women and their vision was to strengthen young girls and empower women. Named in their honor, these awards recognize female leaders in our community.

Lucia Knowles, The Clemente Course in the Humanities and Worcester Women’s History Project
2018 Lois B. Green Leadership Award recipient

Vianna Mercedes, Recreation Worcester
2018 Meridith Wesby Young Leader Award recipient

2018 Sponsors

Lead Sponsors:
Bank of America
The Hanover Insurance Group

Corporate Sponsors:
Little House Capital
Reliant Medical Group
UMass Memorial Health Care

Supporting Sponsors:
Coghlin Electrical
Seven Hills Foundation
Sullivan Group
UMass Medical School
Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Table Sponsors:
Anna Maria College
Assumption College
BayState Savings Bank
Becker College
College of the Holy Cross
Commerce Bank (a division of Berkshire Bank)
Cornerstone Bank
Country Bank
Fallon Health
Fidelity Cooperative Bank
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
National Grid
O’Connell & O’Connell
United Bank
Worcester State University

Member Celebrations

The Women’s Initiative hosts member events throughout the year to give thanks to the hundreds of annual members and meet new supporters. Join our mailing list or follow us on FaceBook to get information on our next member event.

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