Creating an ecosystem of inclusive philanthropy and transformative change, for all.
In 2020, Women’s Philanthropy at IU celebrated a decade of growth, service, leadership, and philanthropic impact. As we look ahead to the next decade and beyond, we are also taking stock of how well our work has aligned with our values and our goals for creating a community characterized by its diversity, its commitment to equity, and its inclusive spirit. We can point to many programs and grants, as well as engagement of a diverse group of philanthropists and supporters of IU, as indicators that we are moving in line with these goals. However, we also recognize that there is much more that we can and must do. In the context of widespread calls to address systemic racism and injustice, we renew our commitment to creating an ecosystem of inclusive philanthropy and transformative change for all.
Women’s Philanthropy at IU is dedicated to supporting Indiana University in fulfilling its mission as a public research university that serves the citizens of Indiana and communities around the nation and world, and that itself is a positive force in creating a just and equitable society. Women’s Philanthropy will deepen our efforts to ensure that our fundraising and grant making are responsive to diverse constituents, especially those who have been historically disadvantaged. We will strengthen our engagement of leaders and philanthropists within and beyond IU’s alumni population, ensuring we reflect its diversity. We will expand our work to broaden the visibility and impact of women’s philanthropy in ways that educate, inspire, and empower all others to join us. And we will work to ensure that all feel heard, valued, and included.
As a program of the Indiana University Foundation (IUF), Women’s Philanthropy at IU is committed to its goal of ensuring that people from groups that experience discrimination and underrepresentation are included and valued. We also commit to respecting, exploring and celebrating differences in order to increase productivity, spark innovation, improve performance and enhance our ability to excel in a competitive and dynamic world.