Member Stories

Katherine Wolf

Katherine Wolf cares deeply about wellness. They, Katherine's preferred gender pronoun, work for a health care collective and incorporate their view of wellness into how they think about social justice.

“Our liberation is tied to people in other movements. When other people have prosperity, community, and wellness, that’s when we will also.”



Maggie Renzi and John Sayles

John Sayles and Maggie Renzi are independent filmmakers who use their creative energy to expose injustice and amplify the voices of those most impacted. In 2009, they won theFrederick Douglass Award at the North Star Fund CommunityGala. Maggie and John heard about North Star Fund’s strong reputation in the philanthropic sector, and they soon became donor activists, giving to North Star Fund every year.



Marjorie Fine

Marjorie Fine is a philanthropic consultant and fundraising trainer based in New York City. She served as the executive director of North Star Fund from 1987 to 1993. In the decades since, she has remained a key advisor and committed donor. Marjorie has worked for decades to make New York City a better place for all New Yorkers. 



Barbara Winslow

Barbara Winslow is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College and an activist for women’s rights. She first began supporting North Star Fund thirty years ago after working on reproductive rights issues alongside then executive director, Marjorie Fine.


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