The Miriam Fund Blog

Collaborating Locally for Greater Impact

By Cindy Rubin

An article in the January issue of Inside Philanthropy noted the growing phenomenon of women’s giving circles around the country.  Giving circles are engaging more and more women in the world of philanthropy “to make powerful changes in their own communities and across t…

Some Thoughts, As Our Year Begins

Sitting in Marcia Leifer’s lovely home this morning, I was proud of the Miriam Fund.  With Audrey Morrissey’s compelling presentation of one of our grantees: My Life My Choice, I was reminded of the very important work that we do.  I would guess that we had a record turn out of our mem…

Making a Difference through Gender Philanthropy

By Cindy Rubin, Director of The Miriam Fund

When I first took over as the director of The Miriam Fund (formerly known as The Boston Jewish Community Women's Fund) about three years ago, I must admit I was skeptical of the long-term impact our relatively modest grants could have on women and…