Who We Are
In November 2003, the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) initiative was created by a group of women serving on the Ohio University Foundation Board. WIP promotes financial literacy, philanthropic education, training about the grant process, community service, and engaging women with Ohio University.
WIP was founded in the belief that women have made and will continue to make a significant impact on educational excellence at Ohio University.
In 2014, WIP transformed into ohiowomen, inviting all women to engage in the life of OHIO. Together, we can create a powerful new wave of engagement and giving by women who care about the University and can make a lasting impact on future generations of Ohio University students.
ohiowomen encourages all donors to give to the areas and programs that mean the most the them. Make a gift in support of your college or school of graduation, contribute to a scholarship fund or give to enhance the beauty of campus. Wherever you choose to give back, you will make a difference!
Not sure where to give? Make an impact by supporting the WIP Endowment: supports students, programming, and leadership development in the Division of Student Affairs. Make a gift now!
Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University Founder's Circle Members
|Mrs. Jean E. Axline||Mrs. Joan “Jody” Galbreath Phillips*|
|Mrs. Carolyn E. Balogh||Mrs. Ruby P. Riedel|
|Ms. Deborah P. Bower||Mrs. Dolores H. Russ*|
|Mrs. Laura A. Brege||Mrs. Melanie R. Sabelhaus|
|Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown||Mrs. Dorothy R. Schey|
|Mrs. Priscilla Smith D'Angelo*||Mrs. Lucille M. Schey|
|Ms. Nicolette Dioguardi||Dr. Beth K. Stocker*|
|Judge Charlotte C. Eufinger||Mrs. Patricia Connor Study|
|Mrs. Leona H. Hughes*||Mrs. Molly Tampke|
|Dr. Kathy A. Krendl||Ms. Stacia L. Taylor|
|Mrs. Sheila Rowan McHale||Ms. Barbara Strom Thompson|
Women's Philanthropy Institute Research on Women's GivingWomen Give 2010 Report: Debra J. Mesch, Ph.D., Director
- Women give 2 times as much as men in almost every income level
- In 2 out of 3 marital status categories women give more than men
- At all income levels, Baby Boomer and older women give 89% more to charity than their male counterparts
- Among those in top 25% income level, Baby Boomer and older women give 156% more than men
- High net worth women in a giving network (such as the Red Cross’ Tiffany’s Circle) are more likely to feel that they want to volunteer, set an example for young people, and give back to the community
- Women in giving networks are more likely to give than those not in networks