CONTACT: Kate Zielsdorf,

Communications and Program Associate

Phone: (484) 356-0940


Being an Ally to Women and Marginalized Communities

(West Chester) November 30, 2016 — The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls will be hosting a panel discussion on being an ally to women and marginalized communities on Wednesday, December 14th from 8:30 AM – 10:15 AM. The public event will be held at the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls’ office and will feature a light breakfast with plenty of networking opportunities.

In the wake of the 2016 election, there has been much discussion about “allyship” in response to heightened concerns of violence, hate and intimidation. Pam Bryer, a seasoned nonprofit executive will be moderating the panel discussion that will share personal and professional experiences with populations who have felt most threatened by the election results and how individuals can be an ally to these groups.  Panelists include women who are leaders in their field:

  • Caroline Cupp, Associate Pastor for Caregiving and Mission at First Presbyterian Church of West Chester
  • Lisa Fraser, Associate Director of Education at Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Homa Tavangar, best-selling author and adviser to organizations on inclusion and global citizenship
  • Dolly Wideman-Scott, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
  • Aneesha Smith, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs for LGBTQA Services and Special Projects at West Chester University
  • Nina Guzman, Executive Director of Alianzas de Phoenixville

RSVP to or 484-356-0940.

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. For more than 18 years, the Fund has raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $2.6 million to 69 non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, visit

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