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Episcopal Diocese of New York
Memo: Global Women’s Fund

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Episcopal Diocese of New York
Ms. Gina Brown
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY  10025


Educating Anglican Women

The Global Women’s Fund of New York seeks to effect positive societal change by educating Anglican women for the transformation of  themselves, their families, their local communities, and the world.

In 2004, the Rt. Rev. Catherine S. Roskam established The Global Women’s Fund of New York in response to a global need to empower women and promote gender equality. Recognizing education to be a key means for raising women’s contributions and influence, the Global Women’s Fund has supported the higher education of 54 Anglican women, in such fields as ministry and medicine, community development and computer science. Educational seminars have reached over 2,500 Anglican women and girls. The work has enabled Anglican women to become leaders for the communities and effect positive social change. Recipients live in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

In 2017, the GWF established two awards specifically to honor the ideas and initiatives of its founders, Bishop Roskam and Kathi Watts Grossman, who served as the Chair of the Global Women’s Fund over the its first decade. The Bishop Catherine S. Roskam Scholarship will be awarded each year to a seminarian or ordained woman pursuing advanced theological education. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Elisa, a priest in the Anglican Church of Mexico, for advanced biblical studies. The Kathi Watts Grossman Award will be granted annually, beginning in 2018, for a seminar of exceptional merit.


Global Women’s Fund Board Members

The Rev. Theodora Brooks
Judi Counts – Chair
Margaret Dietsche – Vice Chair
The Rev. Deborah Dresser
Ruth Anne Giannetto – Treasurer
Kimiko Lupfer
Agnès Marcaillou

Lynnaia Main
The Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person
Dianne Roberts
Johanna Shafer – Secretary
The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota
J.B. Wyker


“Sometimes the ripples from the life of an educated woman move out far too significantly to measure easily.
The empowerment of one woman can be the pivotal point upon which generations turn.”  

The Rt. Rev. Catherine S. Roskam
Bishop Suffragan (Retired)
Episcopal Diocese of New York

My education has changed my life. I have developed self- confidence and self-respect. I have peace and happiness because I chose a noble profession. Though I have some struggles and fear starting my career, I’m confident that I can take my family to a good position. My family and people surrounding me believe in my knowledge and empathy that I’ll be able to serve them to the best of my ability. They believe that health problems don’t matter anymore since we have a doctor in our family. Further, we thought that MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery] was like a rich people’s profession and now that thought has been erased by me, thanks to the support of Global Women’s Fund.

Dr. Revathy Veera, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery