Ms. Foundation for Women celebration


On Tuesday, August 13, the Ms. Foundation for Women will host its sixth annual end-of-summer celebration on Martha’s Vineyard. Taking place at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, according to a press release, the evening will include cocktails and bites from Blue Crab Kitchen, while the organization and its supporters make plans to “continue their resistance and build grassroots power.” 

According to the release, guests will enjoy a lively conversation between Ms. Foundation president and CEO Teresa C. Younger and Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, a Ms. Foundation grantee partner, about the crucial issues facing women’s health today, including sexual and reproductive health equity, abortion access and affordability, and immigrant women’s health and rights, and the Ms. Foundation’s leadership role in funding and philanthropic advocacy. 

Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1973, the Ms. Foundation has been at the forefront of the women’s rights movement. Last year, the Ms. Foundation announced a new five-year strategic plan that centers its grantmaking on organizations led by and impacting women and girls of color, who receive the least amount of philanthropic and investment dollars.