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At OHIO you were inspired by scholar-teachers, experienced the arts, pushed your limits, got involved and became the best version of you.  ohiowomen, powered by Women in Philanthropy (WIP), celebrates everything that OHIO is, was, and will be to the women and men who pass through its gates. The program engages all OHIO women – alumnae, friends, students, faculty and staff – in the life of the University. Why? To help ensure OHIO’s future for ALL students, alumni and friends.

What you can do: join us for an event, read our "ohiowomen"  publication and online content , attend an OHIO event , buy ohiowomen gear make a gift , or nominate an OHIO woman for an award or volunteer position.

Welcome to  ohiowomen!

Who We Are

In November 2003, the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) initiative was created by a group of women serving on the Ohio University Foundation Board. WIP promotes financial literacy, philanthropic education, training about the grant process, community service, and engaging women with Ohio University.

WIP was founded in the belief that women have made and will continue to make a significant impact on educational excellence at Ohio University.

In 2014, WIP transformed into  ohiowomen, inviting all women to engage in the life of OHIO. Together, we can create a powerful new wave of engagement and giving by women who care about the University and can make a lasting impact on future generations of Ohio University students.

ohiowomen Advisory Committee

Charlotte Coleman Eufinger
Dr. Paige Gutheil 
Annie Marsico
Monique (Means) McDonough
Sheila McHale
Patty (Proebstle) Pae

Click here  to learn about nominating a woman for the ohiowomen advisory committee. Simply complete the form, save it to your desktop and, then, E-mail to  ohiowomen@ohio.edu .

Contact Us

For information on how to give to OHIO's other initiatives open the "Invest in OHIO" menu near the top of this page.

To visit the OAA Facebook page, please  click here .

For more information about  ohiowomen, please contact:  ohiowomen@ohio.edu .


Giving Opportunities

ohiowomen encourages all donors to give to the areas and programs that mean the most the them. Make a gift in support of your college or school of graduation, contribute to a scholarship fund or give to enhance the beauty of campus. Wherever you choose to give back, you will make a difference!

Not sure where to give? Make an impact by supporting the  WIP Endowment: supports students, programming, and leadership development in the Division of Student Affairs.  Make a gift now


Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University Founder's Circle Members

Mrs. Jean E. Axline
Mrs. Joan “Jody” Galbreath Phillips*
Mrs. Carolyn E. Balogh
Mrs. Ruby P. Riedel
Ms. Deborah P. Bower
Mrs. Dolores H. Russ*
Mrs. Laura A. Brege
Mrs. Melanie R. Sabelhaus
Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown
Mrs. Dorothy R. Schey
Mrs. Priscilla Smith D'Angelo*
Mrs. Lucille M. Schey
Ms. Nicolette Dioguardi
Dr. Beth K. Stocker*
Judge Charlotte C. Eufinger
Mrs. Patricia Connor Study
Mrs. Leona H. Hughes*
Mrs. Molly Tampke
Dr. Kathy A. Krendl
Ms. Stacia L. Taylor
Mrs. Sheila Rowan McHale
Ms. Barbara Strom Thompson*
* Deceased

 Women's Philanthropy Institute Research on Women's Giving

Women Give 2010 Report: Debra J. Mesch, Ph.D., Director
  • Women give 2 times as much as men in almost every income level
  • In 2 out of 3 marital status categories women give more than men
Women Give 2012 Report: Debra J Mesch, Ph.D., Director
  • At all income levels, Baby Boomer and older women give 89% more to charity than their male counterparts
  • Among those in top 25% income level, Baby Boomer and older women give 156% more than men
The 2011 Study of High Net Worth Women's Philanthropy and The Impact of Women's Giving Networks: Research by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
  • High net worth women in a giving network (such as the Red Cross' Tiffany's Circle) are more likely to feel that they want to volunteer, set an example for young people, and give back to the community
  • Women in giving networks are more likely to give than those not in networks
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