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March 25, 2024

The Ms. Foundation for Women Celebrates Gloria Steinem’s 90th Birthday

NEW YORK (March 25, 2024) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in celebration of Ms. Foundation Co-Founding Mother Gloria Steinem’s 90th birthday: 

“The Ms. Foundation for Women extends our best wishes to co-founding mother Gloria Steinem on her 90th birthday and reflects on her continued tremendous impact. Over 50 years ago, Gloria had the radical idea to support women-led movements and founded the Ms. Foundation alongside Patricia Carbine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, and Marlo Thomas, where this vision has powered our work ever since. Gloria’s work and fearlessness resonates throughout feminist generations and is an important reminder that even in the face of what feels like insurmountable obstacles; with hope, perseverance, and dedication we will prevail in the fight for gender and racial equity. Happy birthday, Gloria!”   


For more than 50 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has shaped women’s philanthropy in the United States, providing a blueprint for the establishment of hundreds of local and regional women’s funds, influencing mainstream culture through nationwide projects such as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and making grants totaling over $90 million to more than 1,600 grassroots organizations across the country. Through research, advocacy, and grantmaking, the Ms. Foundation is the national model for sustainable, trust-based philanthropic support of women of color-led movements. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.