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Men of the Year to be Honored at Women’s Fund Event

EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) will celebrate its inaugural Men of the Year Award recipients on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. The Women’s Fund Men of the Year Award will honor three men from our region who, in their professional or personal lives, have made significant contributions to ensure economic and social equity for women and girls.

More than 200 participants are expected to attend, including local and state elected officials. The event is open to the public and will include craft beers, dinner, and live music. Tickets cost $65 and may be purchased online at www.womensfund.net.

“We are thrilled to host this inaugural awards event that will highlight how men are working with us to create a better world for women and girls,” said WFWM CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Román. “Together, we can make a difference.”

Nominations for Men of the Year are being accepted online at www.womensfund.net through Sept. 21. A volunteer selection committee will determine the three award recipients. The ideal nominee demonstrates an outstanding history of efforts to ensure economic and social equity for women and girls in the Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, or Berkshire area; exemplifies civic, work, or community leadership; demonstrates collaborative spirit by working with other individuals, organizations, or projects; and inspires others to prioritize gender equity and empowerment in their professional and personal lives.

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts is a public foundation that invests in local women and girls through strategic grant making and leadership development. Since 1997, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $2 million in grants to nearly 100 organizations in the region.

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