Exciting news from Light My Fire!
First, we have become our own independent nonprofit (501c3). That means we are in control of all our funds and no longer have to rely on a fiscal sponsor or pay its fees! From now on, donations to Light My Fire will be direct and will be mailed to the President’s address. Checks will read, as follows:
Light My Fire
12143 Cathedral Dr.
Lake Ridge, VA 22192
The officers and directors of Light My Fire are:
President – Ellen Boneparth
Secretary – Barbara Friedman
Treasurer – Michael Rosenthal
The Board of Directors are: Ellen Boneparth, Barbara Friedman, Michael Rosenthal, Kim Weichel and Lydia Austin.
Second, Light My Fire received a major bequest from the estate of Carol P. Christ, who was one of our long-time supporters. This bequest is enabling us to make several large grants to be given over 1 to 3 years. The recipients of these grants are announced on our Projects page. Our year’s activities will be presented in an Annual Report for 2022 which will be posted on this website in January, 2023.
We welcome you to the new Light My Fire, which continues its eight-year mission: providing support for the health and education of women and girls in the developing world and in needy communities in the U.S.
We hope you will continue to support our vital work! We couldn’t provide the spark to light the fires of women everywhere without you.