We are deeply grateful to the people and organizations who help us bring our mission to life. 

2018 Supporters

Elevating Lives Sponsors

Academy of Women Achievers Sponsors



Clarendon Residences

Massachusetts General Hospital


Yawkey Foundation II


Maloney Properties

Middlesex Savings Bank



BMC HealthNet Plan

Boston Red Sox Foundation


Fletcher Consulting, LLC

Hollister Staffing

HUB International New England

Lois Lindauer Associates

Modera Wealth Management

Neighborhood Health Plan

Webster Bank



Boston Common Asset Management, LLC

Boston Community Capital

Cleary Insurance, Inc.

Delta Dental of Massachusetts

East Boston Savings Bank

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Koya Leadership Partners

Kramer Frohlich LLC

Lawrence and Atsuko Fish


Salem Five Bank
State Street Corporation  

Grant Funders 

Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation

Boston Bruins Foundation

The Boston Foundation

Boston Police Foundation




Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Junior League of Boston, Inc.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation


United Way

In-Kind Funders 

Holland & Knight

Post 390


Persimmon Society Major Donors

Suzanne Abair and Kat MacDonald Alona Abalos ⋅ Geeta Aiyer ⋅ Ivor Cary Armistead and Fay Donohue ⋅ Dolores S. Bamford ⋅ Deborah Benson and Frederic Marx ⋅ Nancy Hayes Bevington ⋅ Leigh Bivings and Graham Pallet ⋅ Diane Buhl and Mark Polebaum  The Chandler Family ⋅ Annie Garmey Clutz ⋅ Anne Marie Conway and Arthur LaMan ⋅ Trish Cotter ⋅ Julie Crockford ⋅ Willma Davis ⋅ Sean Driscoll ⋅ Jessica and Shane Early ⋅ Christyanna Egun ⋅ Lawrence and Atsuko Fish ⋅ Beth Floor ⋅ Wendy A. Foster and Claudia C. Gelzer ⋅ Jeffrey and Mary Fuhrer ⋅ Diana and Ronald Garmey ⋅ Maureen and Tony Gemma ⋅ Eunice Harps ⋅ Susan and Julian Houston ⋅ The Jones Family ⋅ Cynthia Keliher ⋅ Diana Kelly ⋅ Julia and Megan Lanham  Abbott Lawrence ⋅ Rebecca A. Lee ⋅ Christine and David Letts ⋅ Lois Lindauer ⋅ Juliette Mayers ⋅ Mim and Lori Minichiello ⋅ Skye M Morrison ⋅ Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, Esq. ⋅ Elena Olson and Robert Gertszen ⋅ Ken Parsigian ⋅ Diana Phillips Dr. May Pian-Smith ⋅  Sharon Reilly and Robert Cohen ⋅ Bruce Ricciuti and Karen Agredo ⋅ Robert Rivers ⋅ Judi and Bill Rosensweig ⋅ Sherrie Saint-Amant ⋅ Lisa E. Sarno ⋅ Sandra Sims-Williams ⋅ Karen and Andrew Smith ⋅ Ms. Anne Louise C. Van Nostrand ⋅ Patricia and Stephen Vinter ⋅ Cedric Williams ⋅ Katherine Winter ⋅ Mary Yntema


2017 Supporters







Hotel 140

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


Rebecca Lee

The TJX Companies, Inc.


Boston Children’s Hospital

Eastern Bank

Eaton Vance Corp.

Express Scripts

Holland & Knight LLP

Maloney Properties

Massachusetts General Hospital


Northland Investment Corporation

Tufts Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Webster Bank

AWA Premier Tables

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

HUB International

Lois L. Lindauer Searches

Mim Minichiello

National Grid

Paul and Mary Lee


Salem Five Charitable Foundation

Simmons College, Boston and Judy Beal

Grant Funders

Amelia Sillman Rockwell and Carlos Perry Rockwell Charities Fund

Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bay State Federal Charitable Savings Foundation

The Boston Bruins Foundation

Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Cabot Family Charitable Trust

Clif Bar (in kind donation)

Cummings Foundation

Perpetual Trust for Charitable Giving

The Sillerman Center

Susan Crown Exchange.

The TJX Companies, Inc. – Multicultural Coalition (MCC)

United Way

Other Partners

Treasure&Bond and Nordstrom
(YWCA USA has been selected as the non-profit partner by Treasure&Bond, the Nordstrom give-back brand that supports nonprofit organizations that empower youth through a 2.5% donation of their sales for the year.)


Persimmon Society Major Donors

Suzanne Abair and Kat MacDonald  Pamela and Robert Adams  Geeta B. Aiyer  Ivor Cary Armistead III and Fay Donohue  Elizabeth Baum and William Berman  Judy A. Beal  Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie  Annie Garmey Clutz  Katherine Collins  Gizella Crawford ⋅ Julie A. Crockford  Ethan and Amy d’Ablemont Burnes ⋅ Willma Davis ⋅ Iphigenia Demetriades Debra DeVenne  Sean R. Driscoll Jessica Ragosta Early  Mary Fagan ⋅ Rebecca Fain ⋅ Sandra L. Fenwick   Jeff and Mary Fuhrer  Richard C. and Louisa Garrison  Maureen and Tony Gemma   Eunice M. Harps Mrs. Elin S. Harris Christie and Bob Hedges ⋅ Susan and Julian Houston  Natalie Jensen  Cynthia Keliher, Esq.  Diana J. Kelly ⋅ Abbott Lawrence  Paul and Mary Lee   Rebecca A. Lee  Pamela F. Lenehan and Lawrence Geuss   Christine and David Letts  Lois L. Lindauer  Kevin McCall  Jillian E. McGrath  Linnie W. McLean  Laura McTaggart  Ingrid Melvin  Mark C. and Nancy Michalowski, Esq.  Cathy Minehan  Marion and Lori Minichiello  Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, Esq.  Elena B. Olson Daniel and Diana Phillips ⋅ May C. Pian-Smith   Mark Polebaum and Diane Buhl  Sharon Reilly and Robert Cohen  Robert F. Rivers  Judi and Bill Rosensweig   Sherrie Saint-Amant  Lisa E. Sarno Larry and Brad Seamans  Sandra Sims-Williams  Rachel Smith ⋅ Jane Tewksbury ⋅ Paula Turnbull  Ms. Anne Louise C. Van Nostrand  Patricia G. and Stephen Vinter  Roslyn Watson ⋅ Cedric Williams   Katherine B. Winter   Mary Yntema


2016 Supporters


150th Anniversary Host Committee

Rosalin Acosta • Pamela Adams • Amy S. Anthony • Robert L. Beal • Michael Cantalupa • Charles E. Clapp, III • Martha Coakley • Fay Donohue & Ivor Cary Armistead, III Sean Driscoll • Grace Fey • Ruth Ellen Fitch • Janet Frazier • Bink Garrison • Ann-Ellen Hornidge & Ned Murphy • Gail Jackson-Blount • Denise Kaigler • Rebecca A. Lee • Pamela F. Lenehan • Kevin McCall • Mim Minichiello • Dani Monroe • Evelyn F. Murphy, • Georgia Murray • Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. • Diane B. Patrick • Douglas J. Shaw • Peter L. Slavin, M.D. • Kirk A. Sykes • Patricia Vinter • Steven Wright

Persimmon Society Major Donors

Amelie L. Ratliff • Andrea Kramer • Anne Van Nostrand • Anne Marie Conway • Richard C. Garrsion • Ivor Cary Armistead III • Cedric Williams • Charles E Clapp III • Christine Letts • Debra DeVenne • Diana J. Kelly • Diane Patrick • Doug Shaw • Elena B. Olson • Elizabeth Baum and William Berman • Eunice M. Harps • Geeta B. Aiyer • George Padula • Georgia Murray • Greg and Maria Jobin-Leeds • Hadassah Wagner • Holly C. Laurent • Ingrid M. Melvin • Janet and Michael Frazier • Jessica Ragosta Early • Jillian E. McGrath • John W. Tynan • Judy A Beal • Karen and Drew Smith • Kat MacDonald and Suzanne Abair • Katherine B. Winter • Katherine Collins • Kathleen McQuiggan • Kathleen MacNeil • Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, Esq. • Leigh Bivings • Linnie W. McLean • Lisa E Sarno • Lynn Babington • Mark Polebaum, Esq. • Martha Coakley • May C Pian-Smith • Marion Minichiello • Nancy Hayes Bevington • Natalie Jensen • Pamela D. Adams • Pamela F. Lenehan • Patricia Vinter • Rebecca A. Lee • Robert F. Rivers • Ruth Ellen Fitch • Sandra Sims-Williams • Sandra Urie • Sherrie Saint-Amant • Blake-Beard • Steven Wright • Sylvia Ferrell-Jones • Willma Davis



BNY Mellon, Boston Properties, Holland & Knight, Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Partners HealthCare, PWC, State Street


Eastern Bank, Hotel 140, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Maloney Properties, Tufts Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan Foundation


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BMC HealthNet Plan, Brookline Bank, Delta Dental, Denterlein, Eaton Vance Investment Managers, EMC, Express Scripts Inc., HUB International New England, Neighborhood Health Plan, Webster Bank

Grant Funders

Alice Willard Dorr Foundation, Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation, Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, Blue Hills Bank Foundation, Cabot Family Charitable Trust, Cummings Foundation, Eastern Bank Foundation, Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation, Perpetual Trust for Charitable Giving, Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), TJX Foundation

2015 Supporters

View in our 2015 Annual Report.

2013-2014 Supporters

View in our 2013-2014 Annual Report