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OHIO Women

At OHIO you were inspired by scholar-teachers, experienced the arts, pushed your limits, got involved and became the best version of you.  ohio women, powered by Women in Philanthropy (WIP), celebrates everything that OHIO is, was, and will be to the women and men who pass through its gates. The program engages all OHIO women – alumnae, friends, students, faculty and staff – in the life of the University. Why? To help ensure OHIO’s future for ALL students, alumni and friends.

What you can do: join us for an event, read our "ohiowomen"  publication and online content, attend an OHIO event, buy ohiowomen gearmake a gift, or nominate an OHIO woman for an award or volunteer position.

Welcome to ohio women!

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 ohio women, 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 Advisory Committee

Charlotte Coleman Eufinger
Dr. Paige Gutheil 
Annie Marsico
Monique (Means) McDonough
Sheila McHale
Patty (Proebstle) Pae

Click here [PDF] to learn about nominating a woman for the ohiowomen advisory committee. Simply complete the form, save it to your desktop and, then, E-mail to ohiowomen@ohio.edu.

Contact Us

For information on how to give to OHIO's other initiatives open the "Invest in OHIO" menu near the top of this page.

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For more information about ohio women, please contact: ohiowomen@ohio.edu.

Giving Opportunities

ohio women 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*
* Deceased

 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