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.
- Addressing food insecurity among students.
- Connecting youth/adults with counseling & support networks for suicide prevention & mental health promotion.
- Supporting the low income youth participation scholarship fund.
- Advancement of women and girls.
Grantee: The Viola Project
- Heroin/opioid, drug and alcohol awareness and addiction prevention.
Grantee: OPRF Opioid Prevention Initiative
- 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
- Monday, October 1st, Panel Discussion · Dominican University
- Monday, November 12th, Quest for Causes · Pleasant Home
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
Jayne Irvin Hopps
Roberta Raymond Larson
Mary Kay Martire
Mary Lou Noll
Barb Rohm Rossa
Linda G. Sahagian
Mary Jo Schuler
Kristin Carlson Vogen
Sally A. Wallace, Ph.D.