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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

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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

SCORE Grants are designed to assist eligible Ohio University student organizations with the cost of implementing volunteer service projects to benefit students, the university community and/or the greater Athens community. Student organizations must be a Registered Student Organization (RSO) and have an advisor. Read More

Joyce Atwood epitomizes using one's time, talent and treasure to support Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) in addition to other areas of Ohio University. Joyce, former Assistant Superintendent of the Chillicothe, Ohio School System, and currently a Director of Development for Ohio University's Chillicothe Regional Campus, shared her treasure with Ohio University when she joined WIP at the voting level in June 2010. She further supports OHIO through two planned gifts: supporting the Chillicothe Regional Campus (OU-C) Giving Circle and the Atwood-Workman Education Scholarship. Read More

Two Ohio University undergraduates will now have the opportunity to spruce up their resumes after accepting career-boosting internships thanks to Women in Philanthropy’s (WIP’s) 2013 scholarship funding. WIP announced their 2013 scholarship winners at their recent Chagrin Falls networking reception providing vital aid for the deserving student’s travel and living expenses. Read More

The Ohio University Board of Trustees has selected OHIO alumna Peggy Viehweger to serve on the Board as a national trustee. A resolution announcing Viehweger's appointment was approved at the Board's June meeting. A business adviser and 1971 graduate of Ohio University, Viehweger is an experienced corporate executive who divides her time between Chicago and Paris. She has worked in both the United States and Europe over the course of her career. Read More

Ohio University received a lead gift of $100,000 from alumni Tom and Gwen Weihe that helped fund a renovation project of the Men’s Basketball team’s locker room at the Convocation Center. “We both graduated from OHIO and this gift was one way to give back to the University,” Tom Weihe said. “It was a way of thanking the University for everything it did to prepare me for a successful career.” he said. “OHIO was instrumental in forming me. It taught me to be a successful person.” Read More

Thirty Cleveland-area alumnae came together on Thursday, June 13, for a Women in Philanthropy (WIP) of Ohio University networking reception. Hosted by alumna Michelle Paris, a 1975 graduate, and her husband David, the event offered attendees the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with other Ohio University alumnae, alumni and even a current student. Read More

Based on Viehweger's many rich conversations and wonderful OHIO memories heard from her mother, a 1948 alumna of OHIO, she decided to undertake the monumental task of filming a documentary about OHIO women. The film records how women's lives have changed from the 1940s through today, and the effect Ohio University has had on their lives. Read More

Gov. John Kasich today announced the appointment of Cary Rodman Cooper and Janelle Simmons to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Simmons is associate vice president of Community Relations and Philanthropy for Limited Brands, Inc. A 1995 graduate of Ohio University, Simmons began working with Limited Brands as a college intern. Read More

Ohio University is justly proud of the support it provides for its students in all facets of their education. However, there are times when students need additional assistance to help them weather the effects of a personal or family emergency that impinges on their ability to stay enrolled. Ohio University maintains a scholarship fund to provide financial support for OHIO students and their families who are encountering financial difficulties. Read More

A winner has been chosen for the WIP Logo Design Contest! After numerous creative and innovative entries, two designs by graphic design student Erik Myers were chosen to represent the future of WIP. One vertically oriented and one horizontal design were selected. Myers was honored at the Women Making a Difference Conference with a standing ovation after being awarded a gift of appreciation from WIP Chair Arlene F. Greenfield. Read More

More than 100 alumni, students, faculty and staff attended the OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference at Baker Center on Thurs., March 14. Hosted by Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP), the all-day event provided opportunities for attendees (the majority of whom were women) to network, to learn and to give some of their time, talent and treasure to Ohio University. Read More

The Women in Philanthropy (WIP) Meeting opened with WIP Chair Arlene F. Greenfield expressing her deep appreciation to Gwen Weihe and Kristine Hoke, co-chairs of the WIP Conference Planning Committee for their leadership in organizing a successful event. Read More

A special thanks to all of those who were involved in making this conference such a success. Read More

WIP members and friends met to enjoy dinner and attend a talk by celebrated best-selling author Amy Tan at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University. Read More

The first day Irma Voigt arrived on the Ohio University campus in September 1913, she went to then-University President Alston Ellis and asked for instructions to begin her job. In her journal, Voigt wrote that Ellis responded that he did “not know what a Dean of Women [was] for, or why Ohio University had to have one” and he expected that Voigt did not “know what a Dean of Women’s duties are any more than [he did], so the sooner [she] find out, the better.” Read More

As the first female graduate of Ohio University, the Libraries’ staff created an identity for Boyd through social media by sharing her daily musings from her senior year of 1873. The diary entries are uniquely revealing of a time when landline telegraph was the height of technology and digital computers only existed in one’s imagination. Her writings, however, remain relevant to the daily challenges and delights that students experience today. Read More

Sheila (AB ’68) and Larry McHale (HON ’00) have worked tirelessly to support the Ohio University community in many capacities over the last three decades. Sheila currently serves on the Campaign Steering Committee, is an emerita trustee of the Ohio University Foundation Board, is a founding member of Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University, and serves on OU-HCOM’s Advisory Board. Larry also serves on the Campaign Steering Committee, as well as on the Foundation Board and as co-chair of the Development Committee. He is also a founding member of the College of Business’s Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre. Read More

The Penn Quarter Sports Tavern in Washington, D.C. was alive with Ohio University women's basketball sports fans on Sat., Feb. 9.The Nation's Capital Chapter – Ohio University's D.C. Alumni Association Chapter – invited WIP members and friends to watch the Eastern Michigan vs. OHIO women's basketball game on the Tavern's many flat screen TVs. Read More

WIP Voting Member and Bobcat Golf Outing Committee Member Peggy Pruitt received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the OHIO Women’s Centers’ “Celebrating Women: Leaders On and Off the Court” event. Read More

A two-day WIP strategy meeting was held in Bonita Springs, Florida, thanks to hostess and WIP Treasurer Sheila McHale. Dr. Judith Millesen, associate professor at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, facilitated the meeting. Read More

Mary Frances Bryja’s appreciation for higher education, and Ohio University in particular, have inspired her to give a $1 million bequest to Ohio University’s Women in Philanthropy (WIP) Endowment. It is the largest gift to date received by WIP. Read More

When Jenny Hall-Jones landed in Athens as an Ohio University freshman in 1991, she never dreamed she would one day be the University's interim associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students. Read More

"Philanthropy, in a very simple definition, is contributing of one's time, talent or treasure. ... Oftentimes, it's not all three at one time. Sometimes it's way down the line that you give your treasure." Read More

Themed "Better than the Best Ever," this year's Ohio University Homecoming events offered something for everyone. Take a look at some of the most memorable images from the annual celebratory weekend. Read More

The Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) Leona Hughes Inspiration Award was presented to 1948 Arts and Sciences alumna Patricia Connor Study at an honorary event held at the Ohio University Inn on Feb. 2. Read More

Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) hosted "Divas and Desserts" April 27 at Walter Rotunda. This mixer was the first event of the "OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference." Read More