Hillary Goodridge has been the Program Director of the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program since 1995. A board-appointed committee of the UUA, with funding provided by the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, in 2018 the UUFP will grant more than $1.1 million to UU denominational and social justice programs.
Prior to this position, Hillary served for ten years as Development Director at Haymarket People’s Fund, a progressive foundation making grants to social change organizations throughout New England. From 1982 – 1985 she worked in the Development Office of the UUA. She cut her teeth fundraising at the Harvard Campaign and before that enjoyed a short but lively career at Simon & Schuster book publishers in New York.
Hillary was in the first class that accepted girls at St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH), attended Smith College and received her BA cum relief from Dartmouth College. In May of 2018, Hillary was was awarded an Honorary Degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School.
Hillary has done consulting and trainings in fundraising and grantmaking with a wide range of organizations, families and individuals. She has a deep passion for social and economic justice and organizational development. In 2001 she and her then-partner of 18 years were plaintiffs in the lawsuit that won marriage equality in Massachusetts in 2004. Hillary lives outside of Boston with her partner, Harlyn Aizley and their daughters Annie and Betsy. Annie will graduate from Oberlin in May, 2018.