March 2022

The Women’s Fund is intent on expanding our impact and increasing funds to provide even more scholarships for Capital Region women. To help do this, we are proud to announce our new Shero Pin.

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The Shero Pin is closely patterned after the original Women’s Fund ‘Leaping Lady’ pin, given to the Founders of The Women’s Fund to say thank you for their generous contributions. Most importantly, it was part of the strategy to build the fund that 15 years later has contributed more than a half million dollars to women and girls in our community. Those funds have directly assisted more than 80 women in returning to college via impactful scholarships and emergency funds at Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Schenectady County Community College.
The new Shero Pin will build on that tradition, and is offered at these donation levels: 
Please note that: 
  • 10 pins obtained at the $500 donation level fund one full-time scholarship;
  • 10 pins obtained at the $250 donation level fund one part-time scholarship; and
  • 5 pins obtained at the $100 donation level contribute to the emergency fund, providing much needed financial relief for women working to complete their degrees.
Please join us and invest in her future.
Created by Frank Adams Jewelers for us, the Shero Pin is approximately 1 1/2" wide by 1 3/4" high and is 100% sterling silver.
There will be a $4.50 fee if you want us to mail the pin to you. 
You can also pick up your pin at WERC's Troy office, 120 Defreest Drive, Troy NY 12180. Contact Elizabeth Miller Guthier at (518) 225-3131 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a pick-up time. 

Please join us and invest in her future.