Donor Profile - June Hope Kingsley

In Memoriam

June Hope Kingsley 

It is with great sadness that the Global Fund bids goodbye to June Kingsley, philanthropist and activist for women's rights, who passed away on July 24, 2005. Her love and support for the Global Fund for Women influenced every interaction that she had with staff, grantees, Board members, and donors.

She served as a Board member from 1995 to 2002. June welcomed Board members into her home to meet and celebrate with one another and with staff. June traveled with the Global Fund to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in 1998 when the Global Fund did major outreach to expand its grantmaking in Africa; she also participated in international women's conferences and meetings at the Hague (1999) and Kathmandu (2000). It was June who encouraged us to launch our first major gifts campaign, and led the successful campaign as chair.When we decided to research the feasibility and then raise funds for our $20 million Investing in Women campaign, June was one of our first supporters.

Three years ago, June told us that the experiences and associations that she'd made through the Global Fund had been transformative. "It is remarkable that during my seven years on the Board, a 73-year-old woman could grow to 80 and learn so much from so many young and vibrant people. I thank the Global Fund, my colleagues and friends for your kindness, commitment and belief in the dignity of all people." June, we will carry your spirit with us always as we remember your kindness, commitment and belief in women the world over.

June Hope Kingsley
San Francisco, California
Donor Since 1997


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