Women’s Philanthropy in Action

Offered in partnership by the Women’s Center and the Pro Humanitate Institute, Women’s Philanthropy in Action seeks to educate a cohort of students about collective impact and the root causes of social issues that impact women in Winston-Salem. Participants will research, debate, and evaluate grant proposals, and make decisions about granting funds to local programs and initiatives through the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. This program is open to undergraduate students who identify as women.

Learning Objectives

Through Women’s Philanthropy in Action, students will:

  • Analyze various traditions of philanthropy within historical and cultural contexts
  • Identify and explain the root causes of social issues that impact women and girls in Winston-Salem
  • Identify individual beliefs, values, and attitudes through reflection
  • Evaluate grant proposals and the community consequences of collective interventions
  • Synthesize diverse perspectives in the face of multiple and even conflicting positions
  • Collaborate with peers in a constructive team climate that facilitates their contributions to positive social change

For questions about this program, please email Paige Meltzer and/or Marianne Magjuka.