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Who We Are

As Co-Founders of the Metrowest Women's Fund, Rachel Sagan and Rebecca Parkhill are driven by a single goal: to do their part in making our community a place where women and girls are supported and get the services they need and deserve. Building a community of donors with a shared vision also drives this goal.

Metrowest Women's Fund Co-founders: Rebecca Parkhill and Rachel Sagan

Rebecca is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister who has worked in churches in the US and England and with non-profits, schools and in town government social services. She recently served on the Board of Trustees at the Cambridge School of Weston where she worked on Development and co-chaired the search for the Head of School. Rebecca served on the Program Committee of Young Audiences of Massachusetts, a non-profit that brings arts education and programming to children throughout the state. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MDiv from Yale University.  

Rachel enjoys a professional life dedicated to public interest law, philanthropy and non-profit management. She recently worked as the Executive Director of the United Way of Acton-Boxborough. Rachel is the Principal of Our Generosity Matters, a Philanthropic Advising Practice to family foundations, non-profits and donors . She Co-Chaired the Board of the Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard University. Rachel is honored to have received the 2nd Annual John R. Heerwagen Award for Nonprofit Leadership by the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation and the Outstanding Non-Profit Executive Director of the Year by the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce.

In Our Own Words

Watch Rachel and Rebecca speak to the mission of the Metrowest Women's Fund and hear from a recipient of a Single Mom Student Scholarship about the impact of your gift.

Video curtesy of Weston Media Center

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