Ruth Dain of Newton Named Unsung Heroine

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June 17, 2015                                                                                      


Ruth Dain of Newton named as an Unsung Heroine





BOSTON, MA - Ruth Dain of Newton was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2015 class of Unsung Heroines.  Representative Kay Khan recommended Ms. Dain for this recognition because of her outstanding contributions to her community and was honored in a ceremony today, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the State House in Boston.


Over the past 30 years, Ruth, a born organizer, has shown true dedication to the children and families of Massachusetts. Throughout her career, with her talents she helped with funding needs for the Newton Family Daycare System and both founded and served as the Executive Director of Provider Resources Inc., a 501C3 non-profit which trained family childcare providers in basic principles of nutrition.  Ruth has served as the Campaign Manager and advisor for numerous Newton candidates for elected office on many occasions, as well as the Ward 2 Chair for the Newton Democratic City Committee.  


The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference.  They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution.   


The ceremony will include a program emceed by the MCSW Chair, Victoria A. Budson, acknowledging each of the 2015 Unsung Heroines followed by a group photograph on the Grand Staircase and a Just Desserts reception.


A complete list of this year’s honorees is available by contacting the Commission; to request this list or for additional information please contact the MCSW at 617-626-6520 or


This event is made possible with the support of the following community sponsors: Jacqueline’s Cookies, Harbor Sweets, My Mini Cupcakes, Polar Beverages and Kerry Goodwin Photography.


The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.