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Nominate a Local Leader to be a BWF Leading Us Toward Liberation Honoree!

As we celebrate 40 years of radical giving, we are excited to announce that we will publicly honor 40 Liberation Leaders who have contributed outstanding work toward racial, gender, economic, and social justice in Greater Boston! These Liberation Leaders will be commemorated at our 40th Anniversary Community Celebration in September 2024. To us, Liberation Leaders are people who are leading and engaging in movements that resist oppressive systems and are striving to create new systems.

We remain committed to doing philanthropy differently — in partnership with communities — and we need your help. Who are the innovative changemakers who have touched your life and the lives of your community? Who are the women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who have fought for their communities and have yet to receive their flowers? Often, such pivotal work by leaders from our communities goes unsung. Let’s change that together.

We invite you to nominate Liberation Leaders with outstanding work and impact in Greater Boston over the last 40 years.

Boston Women’s Fund’s 40 Liberation Leaders are:

  • Women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who are a part of the communities BWF serves (people of color, elderly, youth, refugees, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, low income, and disabled).

  • Working toward racial, gender, economic, and/or social liberation.

  • Working within or beyond the nonprofit sector.

  • Working in and impacting the Greater Boston area.

  • Currently leading liberation work or have led liberation work at some point during the past 40 years.

  • Individuals with a proven track record of working toward liberation for at least 5 years.

  • Representative of the communities they serve.

If you have any questions, BWF staff will be available for virtual office hours throughout the nomination process.

Thank you for your support!

In Solidarity,

Claudia Thompson, 40th Anniversary Chair

Natanja Craig Oquendo, Executive Director


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