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WID Asks Why

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Personally and professionally, many of us have been asking ourselves questions about the state of our world, particularly with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as racial and social injustice. Instead of grappling with these challenges individually, we thought that our community could benefit from coming together and growing our understanding by exploring these topics through the lens of philanthropy.

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WID’s Annual Meeting Elects 8 New Board Members!

Over 100 attendees joined us on Thursday, June 11, for our reimagined virtual Annual Meeting.  WID’s President, Kellen Epstein, shared an update about the organization’s plans for the future. We also elected our new board members and paid tribute to our retiring board members.

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WID’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement

Development is creative work, enriched by the individuality of the professionals advancing the philanthropic community’s myriad missions and services. WID is committed to build, sustain, and celebrate a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that reflects and enhances this creativity. 

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A Message from Women in Development of Greater Boston’s President

As the President of WID, and as an individual, I am sad and angry about recent events brought about by white supremacy, white privilege, racism, and police brutality towards members of the black community. In this moment, I want to acknowledge the pain and let you know that as an organization, WID is grieving.
In Fall of 2019, we launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, but the past few days have made very clear that we as a society, and we as an organization, aren’t doing enough. As a predominantly white organization and professional field, we have an obligation to condemn recent events, including the police murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. We also have an obligation to confront and disrupt the structural racism that has persisted in our country for centuries.
As a leader in the development space, WID as an organization can’t lead without learning and we can’t learn without listening. We want to amplify the voices of our members and other organizations doing the important work of building a more just society by dismantling systemic racism and social injustice. We are committed to investing in our own diversity as an organization and to offering resources and opportunities for educating and taking action together in our upcoming programming year. Through this work, we will strive to find our own voice and role to create much needed change.
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Kellen Epstein

A Message to Our Members

This video was created by the co-chairs of WID’s Marketing & Communications Committee.