Stories from the Field
WPI serves as both a clearinghouse and a laboratory to further the understanding of women's philanthropy. Stories about individuals and groups help “move women's philanthropy forward.” They are powerful tools to motivate and engage others in recognizing the vital, sustaining roles women fill for the public good. Share your story today by sending it (and photos, if desired) to .
- Barbara Dodd Anderson, “Grateful Alumna Returns the Favor”
- Cecilia Boone, “Giving to Women and Girls is One Donor's Liberation”
- Dr. Diane Billings, “One Donor's Creative Strategic Philanthropy”
- First Lady of Missouri Georganne Nixon speaks to St. Louis United Way Women's Leadership Council
- African American Women's Giving Circle, “I Definitely Consider Myself a Philanthropist Now”
- American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, “The Power of Women: $15 Million and Climbing”
- Impact 100 Indianapolis
- Rachel's Network, “Impassioned Leaders and Agents of Change”
- The Everychild Foundation, “Women Reinventing Philanthropy”
- Women's Giving Alliance, “2008 Annual Report”
- Women Moving Millions, “Exceeds $150 Million Fundraising Goal”
“I think you have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.”
J.K. Rowling, author of the acclaimed Harry Potter series, listed as the second richest woman in entertainment in a 2007 Forbes list, quoted in USA Today (July 26, 2007).
Links to More Stories
- The She Change Blog, is a platform for members of the Women's Funding Network to voice their opinions on current issues, highlight the work that they are doing and funding, and share new and innovative ideas and advice.
- Funding Serious Change, is a year long series of essays from philanthropists who have made major gifts to benefit women, provided by Women's eNews.