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Mission: The Women's Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County provides resources for educational programs, advocacy, and services that promote equality and social justice for women.
The Women's Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Women's Foundation is a membership-based organization with a volunteer board of directors and officers. Anyone who supports women in the Lincoln area is invited to join.
Today's Women's Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County, originally named Friends of the Mayor's Commission on Women, was established in 1977 to support the Lincoln-Lancaster Women's Commission and was one of the first "Friends" organizations in the country. While the Lincoln-Lancaster Women's Commission was defunded in 2007, Mayor Chris Beutler formed the Mayor's Commission on Women because there is a continuing need in our community for women's voices to be heard. The Lincoln Mayor's Commission on Women currently consists of 15 women and men who advise the Mayor and his office on the issues that pertain to women and families in Lincoln. Since 1977, the Women’s Foundation has given financial support to the events and activities of the Commission. Through the years, we have also published information and sponsored educational events as a community service. The Women's Foundation sponsors the annual Women & Money Conference. Support from The Women’s Foundation, as well as financial contributions from interested community companies, allow women in our community to attend sessions to learn more about taking control of their finances with information on a wide variety of topics.