Pro Mujer relies on its generous donors to help support our mission. One such donor, Amy Hagedorn, a long-time friend and generous benefactor of Pro Mujer, sadly passed away recently after a long battle with lymphocytic leukemia. Amy dedicated her life and wealth to serving others, including greatly supporting Pro Mujer.
Amy Hagedorn sought to ensure that future generations could learn about Pro Mujer and our impact in Latin America. As part of her generous and diverse contributions to our mission, she created an internship program at Baruch College to provide students with the opportunity to intern at Pro Mujer and other organizations in the New York area. Amy, herself, attended Baruch College of the City University of New York, before attending Queens College to become an elementary school teacher.
Amy and her husband, Miracle Gro Founder Horace Hagedorn, founded the Long Island Community Forum, which, over the course of 20 years, donated over $65 million to more than 500 non-profit organizations. In 2005, the Hagedorns founded the Hagedorn Foundation to promote social equality through large, high-impact grants. The Foundation provides resources to empower children, families and immigrants. Those who have worked with the Foundation remember Amy as someone who invested in people and programs that could make a difference. Amy regularly attended staff lunches, expanding her role from funder to partner in serving her community.
Amy’s contributions greatly impacted Pro Mujer and the more than 250,000 women we serve in Latin America. Through her friendship and support, Amy brought us closer to our vision of a Latin America where all women thrive.