NARAL’s biggest West Coast fundraising luncheon for reproductive justice celebrates 25 years. Leaders Dagmar Dolby and Nonie Greene look back on the impact of their work and the urgent need to continue it.

When the leadership of NARAL Pro-Choice America approached Dagmar Dolby in 1993 and asked her to consider hosting a fundraiser for reproductive rights, she admits to feeling confused. The longtime philanthropist felt that focusing on reproductive choice 20 years after Roe v. Wade — and with a pro-choice president in the White House — seemed, well, a bit outdated. “I thought, why? This is no longer a problem,” Dolby recalls, with a knowing chuckle. “Well, I learned differently.”