The Difference Women Make Together

Women & Philanthropy at The Ohio State University connects generations of women who make a difference in the world by investing together in the people of Ohio State and their transformational work. As part of the vibrant life of the university, members meet faculty and researchers leading their fields and connect with other women to change lives.



Different backgrounds, shared purpose. Women & Philanthropy members represent a variety of ages, personal interests, and life stories, which allows members to meet women from a breadth of experiences.

Grant Making

Participate in the philanthropic decision-making process with others who are equally passionate and committed to making a difference in the world by investing in Ohio State. Meet exemplary faculty seeking to seed a new undertaking or grow an existing one. Discover how cutting-edge research and community outreach activities affect real lives.


In addition to supporting three exemplary causes, each year we help fund the education of four deserving young women studying at Ohio State. We honor recipients at our annual awards ceremony and invite them to join us for events throughout the year to continue supporting their social and academic success.


In addition to making an impact through group giving, membership in Women & Philanthropy offers a variety of leadership opportunities within a vibrant group of peers. Members of the Women’s Philanthropy Council lend their time and talent to guide the mission and vision of women for Ohio State.


Like our networking opportunities, mentorship is second nature through Women & Philanthropy. Just as we give to students and organizations, our members work with others in different ages, careers, and backgrounds to learn and grow both personally and professionally.

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By The Numbers

$1.7 Million

The amount of money Women & Philanthropy members have invested in student scholarship and research grants since it began in 2006


Total grant and scholarship awards given in the 2018-2019 membership year