Women’s Philanthropy in Action

Offered in partnership by the Women’s Center and the Pro Humanitate Institute, Women’s Philanthropy in Action engages students around community-based interventions to improve the economic security of women and girls in Winston-Salem. Participants will research and evaluate a slate of grant proposals submitted to the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and make recommendations about which initiatives the Women’s Fund support. This program is open to Wake Forest University 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

Fall 2017 Program Dates

  • Sept 5: application deadline; apply here
  • Sept. 11-Oct. 9: weekly meetings, Mondays, 3-4 in Wingate 301A
  • Oct. 3: Let’s Discuss proposal reviews (optional)
  • Oct. 9: final meeting/vote on slate of proposals
  • Nov. 9: Women’s Fund annual luncheon (optional)

As part of this program, you may also participate in community events available to members of the Women’s Fund.

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


Now Accepting Applications thru Sept 5, 2017

Please click here to apply.