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Ramdas to discuss Global Fund for Women's grassroots investment, April 25

Kavita Ramdas, president and chief executive officer of the Global Fund for Women, will discuss "Philanthropy for Change: Investing in Grassroots Women" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

The Global Fund for Women is a San Francisco-based grantmaking foundation supporting women's human rights organizations around the world that address issues such as economic independence, increasing girls' access to education and stopping violence against women.

Ramdas received the Women's Funding Network award in 1999 for "Changing the Face of Philanthropy" in recognition of her philanthropic leadership. Before joining the Global Fund, Ramdas spent eight years working on issues of U.S. poverty and economic development as well as international population concerns as a program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago.

Ramdas earned a master's degree in international development and public policy studies from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and currently is a member of the school's advisory council. Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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