What We Do

Women in Philanthropy is an affinity group of United Way of the Midlands and is part of a larger national movement (Women United) of women taking the activist role of philanthropy to seek long-term solutions through leadership, community investment, fundraising, advocacy and mentoring.  We make annual grants through United Way's request for proposal (RFP) processes.

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 children 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*. (*WIP's fiscal year is July through June.)

July August September October November December

WIP & Wine Wednesday

WIP & Wine Wednesday

Food for Thought 

Fall for WIP 

United Way Day

 

Food for Thought

WIP & Wine Wednesday

Holiday Party

Leadership Breakfast

January February March April May June
WIP & Wine Wednesday

Food for Thought

WIP & Wine Wednesday

Food for Thought 

WIP & Wine Wednesday

National Volunteer Week

WIP & Wine Wednesday

Power of the Purse

WIP & Wine Wednesday

WIP & Wine Wednesday

 

 

WIP’s Food For Thought breakfast series is designed to bring awareness and educate us on topics related to our signature issue: financial stability. Hosted in partnership with Columbia College, this breakfast series typically has a lively panel discussion.

 

 

 

Our Leadership Breakfast, held each December, features a dynamic speaker and chance to network with Women in Philanthropy members.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WIP & Wine Wednesday is WIP's monthly free social event held at different food/drink locales around the Midlands. 

WIP Signature Sponsor

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