Women Leaders in Philanthropy
The vision of the Women Leaders in Philanthropy is to empower, cultivate, and recognize women as philanthropic leaders and volunteers within our communities. Our goals are to enhance philanthropy of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation by reinforcing bonds and social networking; providing philanthropic education for the next generation of women leaders; and supporting social impact organizations and causes.
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.
Leadership Team comprised of elected Chair and Vice Chair. Decisions will be based on consensus of member and member at large voting.
View our 2016-2022 Causes
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.
Download a new member application here.