Women’s History Month Spotlight | Sister Charlotte Raftery

March is Women’s History Month, and here at The Foundling we would like to take this opportunity to honor respected women that are dear to our organization. These women receive a spotlight and tribute this month because of their ongoing dedication towards children and families in need. Their contribution to our community is endless, and at The Foundling, we appreciate all that they have accomplished on behalf of our mission.


Today we’re honoring Sister Charlotte Raftery, a Foundling trustee and one of our most valued Crisis Nursery volunteers. Sister Charlotte Raftery is a member of the Sisters of Charity of New York, Founders and Sponsors of The Foundling. In addition to her role on our board, Sister Charlotte is also a New York State licensed clinical social worker and the former director of Preventative Services at LSA Family Health Service.


As a volunteer/mentor for the St. Francis Xavier Church’s “Leadership Skills Training and Empowerment Program,” Sister Charlotte works to empower homeless and formerly homeless individuals to pursue paths towards more fulfilling lives.


Her endless kindness and dedication to others make Sister Charlotte one of our Foundling heroines this Women’s History Month.

“Serving on the board is living the charism of the Sisters of Charity by participating in the mission to help empower families and children to lead meaningful lives.”


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