“Any community, to be vibrant, needs support from women, and to become involved in Women & Philanthropy is to engage with great women from all walks of life. For me, it was also an entrée into a personal passion for supporting higher education in Arizona by investing collectively and individually in ASU.”
Julie Wrigley, honorary chair and founding co-chair
Since its founding in 2002 by a small group of women — including several ASU alumnae — committed to advancing the success of ASU and higher education in Arizona, the three pillars of Women & Philanthropy have remained steadfast.
Women & Philanthropy’s collective voice is formed by each investor who makes a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 to a pooled fund. Each year, members vote on how funds will be allocated among ASU programs, initiatives and scholarships. These funds support ASU as a New American University — an institution with the vision and talent to produce the graduates and discoveries needed to solve today’s greatest challenges.
Women & Philanthropy members are invited to engage with some of the best and brightest faculty members and researchers at ASU. These events are unparalleled opportunities to learn more about the university’s major endeavors and initiatives.
Accomplished women with diverse interests fill the ranks of Women & Philanthropy. Membership in this organization is an opportunity to form bonds with like-minded women while advancing one of the most innovative institutions of higher education in the U.S.