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Speakers for Reframing Philanthropy 3: Indigenous Land Back Initiatives event
Executive Director of PDF Retires After 20 Years

The board has appointed Lora Wondolowski, PDF’s Director of Advancement and Communications, as the Interim Executive Director until a permanent executive director is found. Paul and the PDF board of directors are working with staff and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition for their grantees, fiscally-sponsored partners, and supporters. A succession committee drawn from board and staff membership is charged with searching for the new Executive Director.

Join us for a discussion on Wednesday, March 20.

June Drag Bingo
Speakers for Reframing Philanthropy 3: Indigenous Land Back Initiatives event
June Drag Bingo!

Join us for Drag Bingo with PDF and Four Phantoms Brewing, hosted by Tytannia Lockheart! Come out even if you don't play! Fabulous prizes from local business. Proceeds support the Western MA Transformation Fund.

Join us for a discussion on Wednesday, March 20.

2024 Spring House Party

PDF Supports Students' Rights to Protest
The Peace Development Fund stands in solidarity with the student protesters fighting for divestment from the arms industry and a ceasefire in the Israel/Gaza War. These non-violent demonstrations for social justice are being misconstrued and met with excessive force. We urge universities to uphold peaceful protest and free speech and call on legislators to end attempts to silence dissent. Students have long been at the forefront of social change in the US and around the world. True peace requires listening to all voices, not suppressing criticism.

Pioneer Valley Workers Center
Quote: 2023 Braiding New Worlds Grantees

"Thanks to your support, we are able to sustain and grow our Fellowship program this year, which provides stipends for 20 LGBTQ+ student activists working at the intersections of gender, race, and disability. We can't wait to share their incredible work with you! with your help, we were also able to host a successful second annual Let Trans Athletes Play, a day f sports and civic action at Danehy Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts."

—Queer Youth Assemble

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