Women's Philanthropy

Inspiring women to create change

When women unleash their economic and philanthropic power, they create positive change.

Women’s Philanthropy exists to empower women to engage with Indiana University while deeply connecting with issues that matter—and each other—through philanthropic giving. We facilitate events, learning experiences, and meaningful relationships, inspiring those who join us to support current and future generations of students, faculty, and ground-breaking research.

When we work together, we achieve more.

A powerful force for good

From hosting our Women’s Colloquium to cheering on riders at the Women’s Little 500 to awarding life-changing grants, Women’s Philanthropy seeks to serve. And the thread that runs throughout all our work is a deep commitment to collaborating for positive change.

We know that when we combine our voices, we multiply our impact. So we work to ensure that all are heard, valued, and included, and that our programs meet the needs of a diverse range of constituents. Ultimately, we cultivate engaged leaders—both within and beyond IU’s alumni population—who give their time, talent, and treasure for the benefit of all.

To our students, your gift is more than just money: It is upward mobility, a changing trajectory, an opportunity otherwise unavailable to so many. Thank you for believing in our cause and helping our students succeed.

Mary Stephenson, Director of the IU Groups Scholars Program and former WPLC grant recipient

Our grants are the heart of our mission

Each year, the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council (WPLC) awards life-changing grants that invigorate new initiatives and expand the reach of current programs. Thanks to your gifts, the WPLC can award significant funding to projects across IU’s campuses, improving the student experience, advancing IU-led research, and enriching communities near and far.

It’s easy to be a part of this exciting effort and make an invaluable impact at IU. Simply make a gift of any size to the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council Fund, and be a part of giving IU students and faculty the resources they need to make the world a better place.

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Let’s stay in touch!

We invite you to connect with us on your favorite social network, where you’ll find inspiring stories, exciting opportunities, and heartwarming outcomes from the philanthropic efforts and events we support at IU.

And of course, if you have questions, we’re here to help. Contact Women’s Philanthropy at wpiu@indiana.edu or 812-855-3158.