Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle
Together we are more than the sum of our parts.
While every woman is powerful in her own right, women working together can be an even greater force for change—in their workplaces, in their communities, and in the world.
Founded in 2002, the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) celebrated its 10th anniversary during the 2012-13 academic year. The Circle was created to engage interest in philanthropy and channel it into initiatives that support women’s leadership. Its mission is to create a welcoming circle of women that combines its resources to support and develop women leaders and philanthropists through the College of Education and Human Development.
Courage, Commitment and Community
The Circle chose as its anniversary theme, Courage, Commitment and Community. This reflects the many facets of the Circle over the past decade and for the future—the courage to lead, the commitment to financially support and honor women leaders, and the positive impact on our community.
We invite alumnae and friends of the college to join the other supporters of the Circle and help carry forward this special legacy which has allocated over $130,000 in awards during the past ten years.
How the Circle Works
Members decide annually, as a group, where to direct the donated funds within the college. The Circle uses its financial resources to provide educational scholarships and opportunities and to raise the visibility of women leaders in education and human development.