Seneca Falls, NY – In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the historic Seneca Falls Convention and its lasting impact on women’s rights, the National Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to announce the launch of the 48 Hours for Equal Rights Giving Challenge, a 48-hour giving campaign aimed at securing 175 gifts.
The Seneca Falls Convention, held on July 19-20, 1848, marked a pivotal moment in the fight for gender equality. It was the first women’s rights convention in the United States and laid the foundation for the women’s suffrage movement. As we approach the anniversary of this landmark event, it is essential to reflect on the progress made and rededicate ourselves to the ongoing work of achieving true equality.
“The 48 Hours for Equal Rights Giving Challenge is an opportunity for us to reflect on the progress made over the past two centuries, but more importantly, it’s a chance for us to continue the ongoing fight for true gender parity, here and around the globe,” said Executive Director Jennifer Gabriel.
During the 48-hour giving campaign, starting on Wednesday, July 19th and concluding on Thursday, July 20th, the Hall aims to secure 175 gifts, representing the 175 years since the Seneca Falls Convention, which will help advance our mission of elevating women’s voices through education and telling the stories of our 310 Inductees.
An anonymous donor has pledged $15,000 if the Hall can raise 175 gifts by the 11:59 PM EST deadline on Thursday, July 20th.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame invites donors to contribute to this giving challenge through making an online donation or becoming a member of the museum’s 1848 Society.
We believe that true progress is achieved through collective action, and each gift, regardless of size, brings us one step closer to a more inclusive and equitable future. Gifts from donors help keep the Hall’s programs free and open to the public, allowing us to bring the inspiring voices of our Inductees into classrooms and homes across the nation.
We encourage everyone to join us in this momentous occasion by making a gift, spreading the word, and getting involved in the conversation.
To learn more about the 48-Hour Giving Campaign and to make a contribution, please visit www.womenofthehall.org.