One funder's story
I had a moment of reflection before my 60th birthday. I’d been lucky in so many ways, especially as a single mother. But I knew about other women in my situation and understand that many of them really suffer. I wrote to my sons and said, ‘For my birthday I am going to give myself a gift. I am going to create a fund at the Brookline Community Foundation to assist single mothers. If you’re worrying about what to give me, come in with me, give what you can.’ I did not need to be a millionaire to be able to leave a legacy. It’s been very empowering.
- Hsiu-Lan Chang, Brookline resident
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