Women in America are changing the face of philanthropy. With more money, increased control and influence over how it is spent, more women than ever are making philanthropic investments to help address and solve the problems of our time.

Meet local and dedicated women who make a difference through the power of collective giving

Since their founding in 2003, the members of Women in Philanthropy have built an endowment of over $1 million and, since 2006, more than $500,000 in grants has been awarded to nonprofit organizations throughout Beaufort County.

The Women in Philanthropy Fund is an endowed giving circle fund that continues to grow in perpetuity. The fund is invested prudently and provides grants to help strengthen families and individuals in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services.

Elements of Women in Philanthropy

Grantmaking

The grantmaking focus of Women in Philanthropy is strengthening families and individuals in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services. With this in mind, the advisory committee will establish the criteria for each cycle of funding for grant-seeking nonprofit organizations. In 2018, Women in Philanthropy awarded $72,000 in grants for“Addressing Women's Health, Wellness and Justice."
You can find a complete history of WIP grantmaking here.

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of Women in Philanthropy, please take a moment to download the membership brochure.

Newsletters

Here is a sampling of our most current newsletters.

Annual Contribution

For ease and convenience, you may make your gift/charitable contribution online via credit card.

To donate to the Women In Philanthropy Operating Fund, click here.

To donate to the Women in Philanthropy Endowment Fund, click here.

Advisory Board Members

Kathleen Bateson
Chair

Elizabeth Loda
Vice Chair
Finance Chair

Laurie Burke
Governance Chair

Marcia Collett
Communications Vice Chair

Anuska Frey
Communications Vice Chair

Lesley Gilbert
Education Chair

Shirley "Peaches" Peterson
Events Chair

Andi Purple
Grants Chair

Join Us!

For more details on membership and how you can get involved, contact Mary Wright at 843.681.9100.

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