Women's Philanthropy

We empower women to lead the way

Women are not just a powerful force in philanthropy—we are its future.

Women’s Philanthropy at Indiana University brings women leaders together—providing connections, learning experiences, and opportunities to give back to IU.

Women’s Philanthropy at IU is for everyone. Whatever your background or interest, the causes we support are universally important.

When you join us, you become part of a community of leaders and legacy-builders. You make valuable connections, gain access to learning experiences, and change lives at and through IU.

You become part of a proud philanthropic legacy—and pave the way for the future of fundraising.

For all thepotential we’ll unleash

It began with a group of phenomenal women

Under the leadership of IU’s First Lady, Laurie Burns McRobbie, a group of visionary individuals established Women’s Philanthropy at IU as a powerful force for good.

Across IU campuses and around the country, we work together to mine our collective wisdom, achieve our vision, and create programs that support the innovative work of IU faculty, students, and staff. We are stronger together.

We draw strength from the women who have come before us, and from the great work that the people of Indiana University have accomplished. We strive to build a strong foundation for the work of those who will follow in our footsteps.

WPLC grants: the heart of our mission

The Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council awards more than $150,000 in grants each year to programs across IU's campuses.

These grants, funded by your gifts, help new initiatives get started, expand the reach of current programs, and make Indiana, our country, and the world a better place for everyone.

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Join us

It's easy to become one of us. Simply make a gift of any size to the Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council Fund.

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