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Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) will foster a powerful tradition of giving and support for the University and its departments, activities and facilities. It will aspire to increase the number of women who give to Ohio University by providing advocacy about women's philanthropic issues and by training future generations of Ohio University donors.

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Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) welcomed OHIO alumnae and friends back to OHIO’s Athens campus Nov. 6 - 8 to commemorate their 10-year anniversary with three packed events…and to present an enlightened vision of what it means to be a “philanthropist.” Read More

Athens native, WIP member and Ohio University alumna Peggy Viehweger remembers when times were tough growing up in a house on Kurtz Street. She and her three sisters were raised by their mother, Ann Peden Urbach, who passed away in March of this year, and remembers well how her mom, a full-time professional in social work, used her creativity and resourceful nature to make ends meet. Read More

The July 18, 2013 business meeting was held in the Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes wing. Twenty-two people attended to learn about WIP's activity during the past fiscal year: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Charlotte Eufinger, Vice-Chair, and Sheila McHale, Treasurer, gave updates on WIP Bylaws and Finances. Read More

Women and Wealth

Women's Philanthropy Institute Research on Women's Giving

Women 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
Women Give 2012 Report: Debra J. Mesch, Ph.D., Director
  • 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
The 2011 Study of High Net Worth Women’s Philanthropy and The Impact of Women’s Giving Networks: Research by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
  • 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