Kathy LeMay – uAspire First One Springfield

By: Chris Loney | Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kathy LeMay

Chief Executive Officer, Raising Change

Kathy is the author of the acclaimed The Generosity Plan, which helps individuals work within their means to make a difference in the world. She is the founder, president & CEO of Raising Change, a Northampton- based company that works with social change organizations and donors from all walks of life to empower women and girls and improve conditions around the globe. She has raised more than $100 million for women’s human rights, hunger, and poverty relief and has directed an additional $150 million in philanthropic dollars to social change organization. As a national and international social justice fundraiser and philanthropic expert, Kathy is using her global influence to bring to bring in 2012-2012 some of the leading philanthropic change agents to western MA, in support of the Women’s Fund of Western MA and women’s giving and philanthropy.

Kathy has spoken to a wide variety of civic organizations throughout Western MA and CT including the Aurora Foundation for Women & Girls, the YWCA of Hartford, Women in Philanthropy of Western MA, the Girl Scouts of Western and Central MA, and the Women’s Fund of western MA.

She also serves on the Advisory Board for Bay Path College’s Masters in Philanthropy Program.

In 2009, Kathy received the highest number of votes and was the winningest recipient of Business West’s 40 Under 40 Award.


University of Massachusetts, B.A. in History and Women’s Studies, Class of 1992

University of Seattle, 5th Year Women’s Studies, Class of 1993