Get great exposure and join us in supporting good causes in our community!

Be a Signature Sponsor

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) provides a unique opportunity to expose your brand to some of the most influential women in our community! Since its inception in 2002, WIP has partnered with over 55 agencies and has given over $1.5 million dollars back to the community to help women and children. Our membership consists of over 700 women who are business executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more with networks reaching more than 40,000 supporters.

$5,000 Signature Sponsorship Benefits

  • Company logo on all WIP materials including WIP brochure, signage and program at WIP events and on all electronic communications to WIP investors
  • Link to company website on WIP website
  • Logo recognition on WIP website and social media plus United Way’s website (front page)
  • Eight (8) tickets to both of WIP’s premier events: Power of the Purse and Leadership Breakfast
  • Eight (8) tickets allocated Food for Thought breakfast series (2 in series, 8 tickets for entire series)
  • Scholarship for one employee to attend Blueprint for Leadership
  • Recognition in United Way of Midlands’ Annual Report 

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Sponsor an Event

Learn more about becoming a sponsor for one of the following WIP events:

Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse is an annual event to raise money for women and children in need in our community. The event proudly features a one-of-a-kind auction of designer purses, vacation, spa, and restaurant packages! 

Sign up to sponsor Power of the Purse online or download a printable sponsor form.

Leadership Breakfast

The Leadership Breakfast is one of Women in Philanthropy’s signature events held every year in December. The event features a nationally-acclaimed female speaker. WIP members and their guests attend this breakfast for an opportunity to network and learn more about their community investments.

Sign up to sponsor our Leadership Breakfast online or download a printable sponsor form.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is Women in Philanthropy’s educational series. This event invites members to meet, mingle and make a difference as they hear from an expert, local speaker or panel about a relevant topic in the Midlands.

Sign up to sponsor our Food for Thought event series online or download a printable sponsor form.

Fall for WIP

Fall for WIP is Women in Philanthropy’s official kickoff. At this special event, investors learn how WIP is currently impacting women and children in the community and how they can get more involved via a committee or volunteering.

Sign up to sponsor our Fall for WIP event online or download a printable sponsor form.

2019-2020 Signature Sponsors

2019 Power of the Purse Featured Sponsors


Charlotte Berry
Burr Forman McNair
First Community Bank
Lexington Medical Center
Southern First Bank
Three Rivers Behavioral Health


Andersen Cook
Art of Dentistry
Burkett Burkett & Burkett
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Chernoff Newman
KeenanSuggs| HUB 


1000 Feathers
Stacey Atkinson
Melanie Baker
Jennifer Berryman
Danielle Boysen
Sharon Bryant
Cynthia & Ted Burke
Tanya Butts
Rita Bragg Caughman
Cindy Cox
Jane Downey
Toni Elkins
Sara Fawcett
Harriott Fawcette
Mary Griffin
Jan Guerry
Jennifer Gugliotti
Debbie Hamm
Ann and Bob Henry
Joyce Martin Hill
Joan Day Weddings, LLC
Barbara Kelly 
Jay and Laura Mackie
Erin McCaskill
Moore Taylor Law Firm
MS Smith Consulting, LLC
Turner Padget
Linda Salane
Kristin Scott
SC Power Team
Inez Tenenbaum
Hope Parrish Whitesides
Lauren Wilkie


Anna Nemeth, photographer
Fast Signs
Mercedes Bowles, Sadie Bee Photography
Perfect Petals by Karen Hood Wedding and Event Florals
Pixel Fusion
Professional Printers
River Rat Brewery


Garrett Anderson #70
Antai Asian Dining
Melanie Baker
Charlotte Berry
Blue Avenue, LLC
Blue Marlin
Bonefish Grill
Sarah Brennecke
Burn Boot Camp
Tanya Butts
Cantina 76
Megan Carn
Carol Saunders Gallery
Carol Caulk
Christenberry Collection
Cline’s Salon
Columbia Classical Ballet
Erin Cook, Estate Planning of SC, LLC   
Copper Penny
Council Mattress and Furniture
Croghan’s Jewel Box
Jean Danner
Duck Duck Goose
Robert W. Dukes, Master Woodworker
Robin Ebert, For the Love of Louis
Elizabeth Burns
Explore Charleston
Sara Fawcett
Finicky Filly
John Flint
Flock and Rally
For the Love of Louis Facebook Group Members
Gourmet Shop
Keri Grier, Ashley’s Alley Salon
Mary Griffin
Joan Guy
Hall’s Chophouse Columbia
Joyce Martin Hill
Inn at USC – Soon to be Graduate Columbia
Ivory Tower
Joan Day Weddings, LLC
Just the Thing!
Barbara Kelly
Angela Kirby, Kirby Law Firm 
Mainstream Boutique
Mast General Store
The Metal Works, Inc. 
Naked Wines
Orange Theory
Pink Sorbet
Publico Kitchen & Tap
Revente Luxury Resale
River Rat Brewery 
Lauren Roberts Art
Linda Salane
SC Power Team
Sincerely Yours, Inc.
Sixth Stone Jewelry
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Southern Gentleman’s Barbering Co.
Southern Way Catering
Splash Omnimedia
Stein Mart
Strobler Home Furnishings
Sylan and Dubose Jewelers
Team Love Chevrolet
The 1425 Inn
The Classy Cruet Olive Oils & Vinegars
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Total Wine
Unforgettable Jewelers
University of South Carolina Press
Uptown on Main
Madison Vander Well
Ashley Williams Art
Wingard’s Market
Workhorse Gym

2018 Leadership Breakfast Sponsors


Melanie Baker
Tanya Butts
Cindy Cox
Jan Guerry
Mary Griffin
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton
Joan Kelley


Professional Printers