Women Leaders in Philanthropy
Honoring women and supported by women, Women Leaders in Philanthropy has raised a significant portion of the Foundation's charitable endowment. Today, their philanthropic impact continues and has grown with the number of women who have joined together to make a difference. Women Leaders in Philanthropy Fund supports causes selected annually by members.
1) Addressing food insecurity among students.
2) Connecting youth/adults with counseling & support networks for suicide prevention & mental health promotion.
3) Supporting the low income youth participation scholarship fund.
1) Advancement of women and girls.
Grantee: The Viola Project
2) Heroin/opioid, drug and alcohol awareness and addiction prevention.
Grantee: OPRF Opioid Prevention Initiative
3)Establish low-income participation fee scholarship fund.
Grantee: Youth Engagement Scholarship Fund
- Connecting youth, adults with counseling and support networks for suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Grantee: Thrive Counseling Center and NAMI West Suburban
- Expansion of youth engagement in arts programs. Grantee: Oak Park Area Arts Council
- Low income youth participation scholarships (summer camps, after school programs, travel teams). Grantee: West Cook YMCA
Leadership Team comprised of elected Chair and Vice Chair. Decisions will be based on consensus of member and member at large voting.
2018 Meeting Dates
- Tuesday, April 10th, Panel Discussion · 19th Century Club
- Tuesday, June 5th, Annual Meeting · Dominican University
- Thursday, September 20th, Panel Discussion · Dominican University
- Thursday, November 15th, Quest for Causes (location TBA)
To become a Women Leader in Philanthropy, a woman must donate a minimum of $5,000 (installments permitted). An initial gift of $1,000 can also be made, with a pledge to donate a minimum of an additional $1,000 in each of the following four years. Women can sponsor another woman to become a new member. Existing members can become Sustaining Members through annual donations of a suggested minimum of $1,000.
- Nancy Follett
- Margaret Houck*
- Helen M. Harrison Foundation*
- Chatka Ruggiero
- Miriam Hotchkiss*
- Elizabeth Snow*
* In memoriam
Catherine M. Adduci
Susan Bridge, Ph.D.
Mary Anne Brown
Donna Carroll, Ed.D.
Sue Crothers Gee
Sara Rickert Faust
Marian Austin Fisher*
Danah Kozma Fisher
Judith P. Greffin
Roberta Raymond Larson
Barb Rohm Rossa
Linda G. Sahagian
Mary Jo Schuler
Kristin Carlson Vogen
Sally A. Wallace, Ph.D.