Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council group photo

Women's Philanthropy at IU

Inspired by research on women’s philanthropic power, Laurie Burns McRobbie founded Women’s Philanthropy at Indiana University in 2010 and established the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council, which serves as the governing council of Women’s Philanthropy at IU. WPLC members advise the IU Foundation on programming and activities designed to engage alumnae and friends to areas of passion within Indiana University.

At the heart of the Women’s Philanthropy program are annual grant awards that support students, faculty, and staff across all of IU’s campuses. The WPLC reviews and awards applicants whose projects advance the work of IU, with an emphasis on women’s leadership, improving public health, providing global experiences to students, STEM initiatives, and increasing opportunities for diverse populations. Since the first grant cycle in 2012, the WPLC has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $670,000 across IU’s campuses.

For more information, visit the Women's Philanthropy Website.