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Aurora Foundation to Host Virtual Event about COVID-19 Impact on Women and Girls

Aurora Foundation's Giving Circle at a check presentation in 2019. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford-based Aurora Foundation, along with several other local organizations, will host a virtual event on Tuesday, May 19.

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On Tuesday, May 19 at noon, the Aurora Foundation’s Giving Circle: Rapid Response Fund will join with local organizations in a virtual conversation to learn more about programs that are making the biggest impact in supporting women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When I’m reading the news lately and feeling overwhelmed, I think of the amazing individuals who are joining Aurora’s Giving Circle. I’m inspired by those who come together to solve problems and work for women and girls in our community,” said Aurora’s Board Chair, Evelyn Johnson.

“Women, and particularly women of color, are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in every aspect of their lives – from access to education and health care, to economic security and personal safety,” Aurora’s Executive Director Jenny Steadman said. “Aurora wants the needs of women and girls to be at the center of the response to the crisis. The result will be better outcomes for our entire community.”

The following speakers will come together to speak with the Aurora Foundation about the critical resources needed during the current crisis:

  • Yvette Young, AVP Programs & Advocacy, The Village for Families & Children
  • Mary Jane Foster, President & CEO, Interval House
  • Michelle Murphy, Executive Director, Malta House of Care
  • Tenesha Grant, Director of Women’s Services, Community Renewal Team
  • Sara Wilson, Director of Communications and Development, Journey Home
  • Princess Hyatt, Director, Horizons at Ethel Walker School.

Donations are welcome leading up to and during the event: www.donorbox.org/giving-circle-aurorafoundation.  Every dollar raised by the Giving Circle will go to organizations providing for the needs of women and girls in the pandemic.

All are welcome to attend to learn more about what these important organizations are doing to combat COVID-19 in our community. To register please contact Marie McNamara at [email protected].

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