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

Fall for WIP

Celebrate a new season of Women in Philanthropy at Fall for WIP with special guest Emily Beamer, the First Lady of Gamecock football and co-founder of the Beamer Family Foundation.

Whether you're a seasoned WIP member or wondering what WIP is all about, come mingle with the women impacting our community and learn about our impact firsthand from our recent grantees during our Mission Moment. The event will be held on October 5th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Senate's End located at 320 Senate St, Columbia.

Tickets: WIP Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $10

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Leadership Series

MINDSET MATTERS PART FIVE

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. This is offered as a hybrid event in which we invite you to attend in person or join us virtually.

Presenter: Tameika Isaac Devine

As a mom of three, wife, small business owner, attorney, consultant, speaker and former elected official, Tameika Isaac Devine knows what it means to be busy! In this last session of our leadership series, Tameika will share her passion for motivating and supporting working women. As an expert on work/life integration, she’ll empower you with ways to help you live intentionally at home while leading confidently at work – without the guilt. You’ll learn tips for rocking your personal and professional life without burning out and, instead, finding fulfillment in each of your roles.

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

Oct 05

Fall for WIP

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate a new season of Women in Philanthropy at Fall for WIP with special guest Emily Beamer, the First Lady of Gamecock football and co-founder of the Beamer Family Foundation. Whether you're a seasoned WIP member or wondering what WIP is all about, come mingle with the women impacting our...

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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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