The members of Women for Purdue (WFP) are proud to have the ability and the resources to give to causes they believe in. They understand the power of philanthropy and are willing and eager to talk to others about it.
The program hosts small group meetings all over the nation. Groups meet formally only once. The women in attendance, invited because of their association with the University, consider the meaning of philanthropy, hear from other women who have championed specific causes, and they discuss money — something that quite possibly has been socially off limits in their lives.
They are inspired by each other, moved to action by stories of giving and of the impact of their gifts. They stay in touch with each other because they want to, because they have found kindred spirits in their passion to help others and in their love of Purdue.
Throughout history, women have shown a philanthropic spirit in giving of their time and talent. However, we most often have seen major financial gifts to causes and institutions coming from men, or sometimes from married couples or families. Only recently have women begun to realize their ability to use financial resources to affect change.
Many women are finding causes, programs, and areas that spark a passion. They are increasingly involved in charitable giving and helping to provide for the future.
WFP encourages and celebrates this increase in women’s philanthropy.
* Facts to Consider source: Women's Philanthropy Institute, based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.