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Northshore October 2015

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116 | OCTOBER 2015 BY CHARLOTTE ROTH Thanks to a group of generous, committed, and forward-thinking women, agencies all over the North Shore receive much- needed funding. Spread the Wealth photograph by Paul Lyden The Women's Fund of Essex County operates on this simple premise: "The need is real, but the opportu- nities are great." Their mission is to connect philanthropic women and men with programs that help local women and girls in need. Accord- ing to Advisory Board president Becky Hallowell, the United States has some of the lowest rates of any of the developed countries for women's health and women's economic security. Yet only eight cents of every dollar donated to organized philanthropy nation- wide is directed specifically toward women and girls. "In Essex County and across the country, women are significantly more likely to live in in-depth LIVE Becky Hallowell, advisory board president

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