Women in Philanthropy

Women united to create positive, measurable, long-term change in the lives of women and their families through leadership, networking, philanthropy and volunteering.
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UPCOMING EVENT

Power of the Purse

Join us in celebrating 20 years of Women in Philanthropy and propelling positive community change at WIP's most exciting fundraising event of the year!

Featuring live music from The Terence Young Project and a silent auction of one-of-a-kind designer handbags and other specialty items, Power of the Purse is a party with a purpose. The event helps raise money for grants benefiting women and children's causes in the Midlands and helps contribute to United Way's main focus areas of education, health, and financial stability.

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UPCOMING EVENT

Women Leading the League

Join Women in Philanthropy for an interactive panel discussion with local women leading the way in their industries from advocacy to business and everything in between! The event will take place on June 11th at 3:30PM at Segra Park. Afterwards, we invite you to join us for a night of networking at the park with the Columbia Fireflies. Let's GLOW!

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Leadership Series

Mindset is key to how leaders think, learn, and behave. It drives what leaders do and why they do it. Join Women in Philanthropy for a 5-Part Leadership Series presented by Palmetto Citizens to reshape your mindset for success. Each monthly session will be offered as a hybrid event in which we invite you to attend in person at United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia or join us virtually.

MINDSET MATTERS PART THREE: Trailblazing Your Own Career Path

Monday, June 27th from 12pm - 1pm

Branding expert Jennifer Gugliotti with Colonial Life will share tips on how to be your own ally when building your career.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

June 27 | July 25 | August 22

Why WIP?

We strive to stimulate positive change in community leadership by increasing women’s involvement in the community, women’s community networks and personal development of all women involved. We promote the idea that every woman can and must be a philanthropist if the challenges facing women and families are going to be addressed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Support women in our community by volunteering with WIP! 

Opportunities include:

  • Reading to children in families currently experiencing homelessness
  • Serving snacks to children at local homeless shelters
  • Teaching life skills to women and families trying to get back on their feet
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WIP Events

WIP offers many opportunities for socializing and philanthropic giving throughout the year, including:

  • Power of the Purse is WIP's annual signature fundraiser and features a one-of-a-kind auction of designer handbags and other unique items. Funds raised benefit WIP's grantees.

  • Our Leadership Breakfast, held each December, features a dynamic speaker and chance to network with well-known women in our community and other Women in Philanthropy investors.

  • Food for Thought breakfast series is designed to bring awareness and educate us on topics related to our signature issue: financial stability.

  • WIP on the Town is WIP's quarterly pop-up event held at different places around the Midlands. 

Upcoming Events

Jun 11

Women Leading the League

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 3:00PM

Jun 27

Mindset Matters Leadership Series

Monday, June 27, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mindset is key to how leaders think, learn, and behave. It drives what leaders do and why they do it. Join Women in Philanthropy for a 5-Part Leadership Series presented by Palmetto Citizens to reshape your mindset for success. Each monthly session will be offered as a hybrid event in which we...

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What We Do

We strive to stimulate positive change in community leadership by increasing women’s involvement in the community, women’s community networks and personal development of all women involved. We promote the idea that every woman can and must be a philanthropist if the challenges facing women and families are going to be addressed.

Through social and fundraising events, such as Power of the Purse (one of the most unique events in Midlands), and educational and volunteer opportunities, WIP offers investors a variety of ways to stay involved throughout the year. There are numerous networking and personal development opportunities provided throughout each year. Additionally, we make annual grants through United Way's request for proposal (RFP) processes.

 

How to Join or renew

Any donor who makes an annual unrestricted contribution of $500 or more is an investor. New investors are considered WIP members as soon as their pledge is received. Pledges can be made through United Way workplace campaigns or as individual donations.

Required donation:

  • Ages 21 & up: $500 annually | $42 a month

Individuals: Give online now to join WIP!

Workplace Campaigns: Fill out this membership form to join or renew.

Please return form to: 
United Way of the Midlands
Attn: Quinn Hayes
1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201

OR

Scan the form carefully and email it to Quinn Hayes at qhayes@uway.org.

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