Mildred Wurf, Treasurer

Consultant

Washington, DC, United States

Mildred Kiefer Wurf’s work in the public policy arena in Washington, DC focused on issues of gender equity, especially in the field of youth development. As the Director of Public Policy for Girls Incorporated, she identified the inequitable allocation of public and private resources for programs and services for girls and boys. When Ms. Wurf first raised this issue, two dollars went to boys’ services for every dollar directed to girls, whether the funds were from foundations, United Ways, the federal government, or corporate contributions. Redressing that imbalance led to an active advocacy role for Girls Inc., which had been a traditional direct community service organization. Ms. Wurf earlier worked in the labor and cooperative movements in New York City. She holds an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and did her graduate work at Columbia University.