Lost Coin Women's
Fund, Inc. (LCWF) supports academic opportunities for low-income
Massachusetts women by providing Grants for undergraduate studies
or vocational training programs. It is well recognized that higher
education leads to an improved quality of life for women.
Since the inception of
LCWF, hundreds of women have received LCWF Grants. These women have
entered various fields of work, including teaching, nursing, social
service, computer/ medical technology, home health care, and other
meaningful service fields.
Coin Women's Fund, Inc. was founded in 1992 by a group of Massachusetts
Catholic women who recognized 1) the increasing feminization of
poverty; and 2) that the poor, overwhelmingly, are women and children.
Because the founding women shared a common vision of a world where
women's gifts would be recognized and valued, they determined to
search out a way to help women in Massachusetts become employable
and therefore self-reliant.
'Lost Coin Women's Fund, Inc.,' symbolically recalls the biblical
passage from Luke 15:8
which recognizes the treasure inherent within all women. These words
reflect the LCWF concern for helping women of low-income to more
fully express their unique gifts.
members review applications monthly and, based on established criteria
in the LCWF By-Laws, award Grants to deserving women.
Make A Donation to the Lost Coin Women's Fund.
Evelyn Murphy, Ph.D. Former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
Resident Scholar, Brandeis University Women's Studies Program
Author: Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men--And
What to Do About It
Anne Finn, M.A., M.A
Julie Graham, M.Ed
Monique Hubbard, B.S.
Janice Leary, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.Div.
Atty. Mary E. McNamara
Claire O'Rourke, ssc, LICSW
Marie Sheehan, M.A. (Emeritas)
doubt that a small group of people can change the world it
is the only thing
that ever has." -- Margaret Mead