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Let’s Make Holiday Giving a Year Round Thing

Melissa Benjamin, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. “It’s the holiday season, and along with the holidays comes the holiday spirit — and, for some, the spirit of giving. Surprisingly, this can be a challenging time of year for nonprofits. As a homeless services director for a local nonprofit, I […]

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No home for the holidays: Why colleges should stop forcing students to leave campus during breaks

Elizabeth Slater, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. “While parents across the country are welcoming their college-going children home for the holidays, Rashel Olalde and other students who are homeless are dreading the month-long campus shutdown.” […]

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Real Tree or Fake? Reducing Your Holiday Carbon Footprint

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. “Planting trees is trendy right now. A study published in the journal Science earlier this year proposed that massive-scale tree planting efforts, on the scale of reforesting an area the size of the United Sates, could compensate for up to two-thirds of […]

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Arizona–and American–Need to Cover Fertility Treatments

Kerri Lopez-Howell, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. “On Dec. 17, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to decide whether to move forward on legislation requiring insurance providers to cover IVF treatment for infertile couples and for cancer patients (forced into infertility post-treatment).” […]

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The Five Holiday Gifts Feminist Moms Really Want

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Ms. Magazine. “Last week, my husband popped a question that always leaves me speechless: What do you want for Christmas? As a working mother of three, plenty of gifts come to mind: a meal delivery service, a smarter phone, melatonin drops.” […]

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Rebuilding Trust in our Doctors: An Option for our Broken System

Amita Nathwani, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Health Care Blog. “As Americans increasingly seek out non-pharmaceutical ways to address wellness, they need doctors who can talk to them about such alternatives.” […]

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US wastes 30 percent of the food supply annually — how can we fix this?

Barbara Eiswerth, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. “Imagine your only monthly supply of food during the holidays is five meager food rations consisting of cereal, legumes, fortified flour, oil and salt. This represents what a refugee survives on each year and they live in camps for an average of 17 […]

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Louise Glasser Named 2019 Luncheon Honoree

Each year we select an extraordinary woman to honor at our annual luncheon that brings more than 1,000 people together to celebrate. This year, on April 24, 2019, we will be celebrating Louise Glasser. The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is honored to recognize Louise Glasser for her commitment to improve and enrich the lives […]

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