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March 10, 2011 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-03-10

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JWF Event Focuses
On Women's Issues

T

he Jewish Women's
Foundation's annual
Women Lighting the Way
forum on Thursday, March 17, will
feature keynote speaker Anne Firth
Murray, a professor of human biol-
ogy at Stanford University.
Murray's work
-:'
in establishing the
first foundation
dedicated solely
to funding proj-
ects that benefit
women around
the world created
Anne Firth
a new paradigm
Murray
for the many
women's funds
that followed. Her book Paradigm
Found: Leading and Managing for
Positive Change charts her journey
with the Global Fund for Women
and offers insights to all involved in
organizational work.
Her talk here will focus on
the work of the Global Fund and
her other book, From Outrage to
Courage: Women Taking Action for
Health and Justice, which will be
distributed free to event partici-
pants.
"In 1999, the JWF invited the
community to 'imagine the pos-
sibilities' of Jewish women coming
together to make a difference in the
lives of other Jewish women," said
Trudi Wineman, JWF chair. "Since
that time, the JWF has grown to
more than 200 trustees and alum-
nae. Since our founding year, JWF
trustees have awarded more than
$1.2 million in grants and alloca-
tions to benefit Jewish women and
girls locally and in Israel."
Event co-chairs are Debra Singer
and Stacy Brickman, both of West
Bloomfield.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
March 17 at the Community House
in Birmingham. Tickets are $25. To
register, go to www.jewishdetroit.
org/jwf. Special price consideration
will be made for students with
valid student ID and to non-profit
professionals, who should call to
register by phone (24) 203-1483.
The event is supported by the
Edith and Benson Ford Foundation,
the Danto Family Foundation and
the law firm of Seyburn, Kahn,
Ginn Bess and Serlin P.C. I 1

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