The Upliftment of Women

Women recognizing their self-worth is key to their
moving forward through difficult life challenges.

Tapping into their innate power enables them to generate
the fortitude and resiliency to build successful lives.

our mission

Light Legacy Foundation is deeply committed to the expansion of the Divine Feminine and manifestation of the oneness of humanity. We are focused on the upliftment and well-being of women through self-empowerment programs and support services, fueled by our partners, donors, and volunteers.


Our goal: To partner with exceptional organizations that are
making a difference for women around the world
FRESH START WOMEN'S FOUNDATION provides women with education, resources and support to positively transform their lives and create stronger communities and families. As they put it, helping women help themselves, every woman deserves a bright, happy and safe future where she and her children can thrive.

WOMEN’S BEAN PROJECT passionately works to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. The organization believes all women have the power to transform their lives through employment, so they hire women who are chronically unemployed and teach them to work by making nourishing products.

OUR Programs

Woman’s empowerment changes the world!  We help facilitate this change with our partners, delivering customized programs that include:

Through our programs, rich teachings and deeply committed teachers, women are experiencing greater strength and resiliency. They leave our programs more connected to the core of who they are, and are able to more powerfully express themselves and take action in the world.

Donate to India - COVID-19 

Light Legacy is dedicated to serving the underserved and invites you to contribute what you can.  There is much that can be done in so many locations. If you would like to donate to feeding people in India impacted by COVID-19, Light Legacy is accepting those donations directly. After donations to support India, we will look to where else we can contribute as a community. We always want to hear from you - if you know of organizations that are working to serve the underserved impacted COVID-19 around the globe, please provide us with suggestions for review at

Any donation big or small goes a long way in India.  The funds are going to feed the hungry for those unable to work during this time.  
To read more about COVID-19 humanitarian efforts click here.

The health of a woman and her family can be your contribution!

For just $5 a week two women can attend our offerings for free (including 3 workshops and or a series).

These transformative experiences not only help women out of crisis, but allow them to flourish and unleash their potential. Your donations will help women to:

     - break free from patterns of abuse  

     - move from survival to creation

     - expand what is possible

Photo by Kisha Bari

With your support, we can continue our gifted offerings, expand our reach, and develop more partnerships with other organizations that are committed to the upliftment of women.


Our programs are inspired by the vision and teachings of Her Holiness Sai Maa, a global humanitarian leader and spiritual luminary, who has dedicated herself to the empowerment of women for many decades in many countries. To learn more about Sai Maa:

Light Legacy is an affiliate of Awakened Life, a movement of teachings, teachers and tools inspired by Sai Maa, and we offer a selection of their programs. To learn more, visit:



Light Legacy Foundation carries out its work almost entirely through a group of devoted volunteers offering seva (selfless service).
Executive Director:
Swami Parameshwar Das Maharaj (Swamiji)

Board of Directors:
Doug Fisher, Chair
Cynthia Vannoy, Member
Diane Breneman, Member
Michael Delzer, Treasurer
David Miketinac, Member
Janet Andre Block, Board Advisor
Light Legacy Operations:
Michael Delzer: Finance
Cynthia Vannoy: Executive Assistant
Veda Watts: Customer/Donor Care
Dave Miller: Website
Michael Northrup: Production
Veronica Hruby: Communications
Many more volunteers contribute to fulfilling our mission, including our:
Customer/ Donor Care Team
Awakened Life Teachers
Awakened Life community members

Light Legacy Foundation News

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The following are articles from different publications related to the political empowerment of women, and the impact of women around the world.

Championing Female Voters as Powerful 'Supermajority,' Organizers Launch Movement to Fight for Women's Agenda

Rwanda Breaks Its World Record: Now Has 68% Women In Parliament

The Story Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win And The Reality Of Running For Office

Zuzana Caputova becomes Slovakia's first female president

The statistics below give you a sense of what many women have been facing in the world and what needs to transform.

Mistreatment of women

  • 1 in 3 women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime
  • Almost 5 million women in the US experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year
  • 33,000 girls become child brides every day
  • Women in rural parts of Africa spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water

Gender discrimination

  • It will take 108 years to close the gender gap
  • Only 6 countries give women equal legal work rights as men
  • In 2006 the US was third in the world for economic gender equality, while in 2016 it had fallen to 26th.