Women & Philanthropy

Empowering Women Through

Passion, Purpose, Philanthropy

Women and Philanthropy at Colorado State University’s mission is to connect and empower a community to elevate women and philanthropy at CSU. It was designed as University Advancement’s response to President Tony Frank’s charge to make CSU the best place for women to work and learn. Philanthropy is a vital to the overall success of supporting this charge and the University’s land-grant mission.

You might ask – why the philanthropic focus on women?

*We know that women are living longer than men and that women have increasing financial clout.

*Two of every five households have women as primary breadwinners.

*45 percent of American millionaires are women, and by 2020 women will control more than $22 trillion.

*50 percent of single women give to charity compared to 40 percent of single men.

*90 percent of philanthropic decisions in high net worth households are made by women or influenced by women as an equal partner.

*The wealthiest 25 percent of women give 156 percent more compared to their male peers.

To join Women and Philanthropy at CSU, we encourage our members to give a minimum of $50 annually to the fund or area that connects to their interests.

In addition to giving your gift you must join Women and Philanthropy by using the link below.

If you have any questions with how to get involved, please contact Brittany.s.johnson@colostate.edu or call her at (970) 491-2264.

CSU Women & Philanthropy is a proud Mission Sponsor of United Way of Larimer County’s WomenGive program and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

NEWS & EVENTS

PORTRAITS OF RESILIENCY: REFLECTIONS OF CSU WOMEN 
March 5, 5-7 p.m.
North Ballroom Lory Student Center
Women & Philanthropy has partnered with CSU's Office of International Programs to share stories of resiliency among CSU women.
Register here.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE NETWORK: INNOVATING MINDS LECTURE SERIES 
March 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theater
Inspired by National Women's History Month, talks will be provided by women inspired by women and will feature a portrait installation from the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. Learn more.

FEMINIST THOUGHT & ACTIVISM CONFERENCE 
March 30
Learn more about the conference here.

ACT HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL 
April 5-13
Lory Student Center and The Lyric
Learn more about the festival here

CSU'S OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS POWERED BY WOMEN & PHILANTHROPY PRESENTS JULIA GILLARD 
April 8, 6-8 p.m.
Ticketing Information to come.

WOMEN & PHILANTHROPY ACT FILM ENCORE 
April 11, 5:30-8 p.m. 
Nancy Richardson Design Center, Design Exchange

PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 
April 12
Aztlan Community Center
Learn more about this opportunity here.

CSUNITY (REGISTRATION TO COME)
April 13, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Women and Philanthropy is excited to partner with CSUnity to support our Fort Collins community, through the giving of our time and talent in planting trees, painting houses, sorting food and much more. Our project will be assigned to us in the coming weeks, but we hope you will consider joining Women and Philanthropy for this special CSU tradition.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 
April 25, 1-6 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre
Learn more about the symposium here.

UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS EVENTS
View upcoming events here.

VOICES OF IMPACT

ZUBAIDA BAI

CSU alumna Zubaida Bai’s clean birth kits have impacted more than 600,000 mothers and babies worldwide. Learn how she developed the business as a student in CSU’s Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise M.B.A.

KIM JORDAN

CSU alumna and New Belgium Brewing Company’s co-founder and CEO, Kim Jordan, has made a radical impact on the CSU community and beyond through giving. Watch her video and learn more about what inspires her to give.

IMPACT IN ACTION
On March 21, the CSU community and friends came together for Radical Generosity, a Women & Philanthropy symposium featuring keynote speaker Vicki Saunders, CSU President Tony Frank, and others leaders. The event explored ways to empower women to discover their philanthropic passions and commitment to CSU and improving our world. Read story here.

FOCUS-FINDING RESEARCH

Women are drivers in the world economy. They generate $13 trillion in total yearly earnings, represent 45 percent of all U.S. millionaires, and stand to inherit 70 percent of the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history. Colorado State University recognizes the power of women in philanthropic decisions and is dedicated to learning more about the thoughts and inspiration that drive these decisions and the perceptions and underlying stereotypes surrounding philanthropy. Please take a moment to see our findings below.

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