Women in Philanthropy

About the Program

Women in Philanthropy programs have emerged at several institutions around the country over the past two decades. Recently, a dedicated group of alumnae inquired about starting a Women in Philanthropy program at Hamline that would offer learning and networking opportunities and provide a supportive environment for women to explore their own philanthropic goals and aspirations. As a result, the Hamline University Women in Philanthropy program was born.

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Statement of Purpose 

To engage alumnae and friends of the university in exploring their philanthropic goals and aspirations by providing a supportive environment and opportunities for learning and networking.

Learn about the National Women's Philanthropy Institute here.


History

Hamline’s Women in Philanthropy program honors the legacy of Elizabeth and Emily Sorin -- Hamline's first graduates and the first women in Minnesota to receive their master's degrees (also from Hamline) -- while working to inspire women to make a difference at Hamline and in the world. Read about the Sorin sisters here.

The interest of a dedicated, involved group of alumnae originally sparked discussions focused on learning and networking opportunities which would provide a supportive environment for women to explore their own philanthropic goals and aspirations. In 2007, through the dedication of a group of alumnae, the Hamline University Women in Philanthropy program was launched.

Since 1854 Hamline has been committed to providing an education that is rooted in the liberal arts tradition, centered on inclusiveness, and focused on social responsibility. From Elizabeth and Emily to the students of today, Hamline’s mission remains the same: To create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.


News

In October 2009, the U.S. Workforce became nearly half female with women holding 49.9% of all nonfarm labor jobs and 51.5% of high-paying management and professional positions. For every two men who graduate from college or obtain a higher degree, three women do the same. Women control over 51% of the nation’s wealth and have been referred to as “the Third Billion” or the next emerging global economy.  "Woman Power: The Rise of the Sheconomy," TIME Magazine, November 22, 2010.

“Women’s philanthropy is not an issue of fairness or equal rights, it is an issue of economics.”  -- Bruce Flessner, Minneapolis Consultant 

Contact

Development
Karla Adams Williams '80
University Development Officer
kwilliams15@hamline.edu
651-523-2754

Development
Carrie Albers '97 MNM '10
Associate Vice President of Development
calbers01@hamline.edu
651-523-2684

Events

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to
Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Monday, August 04, 2014

Bob Knutson Golf Classic - 21st Annual
Get the clubs dusted off for the 21st Annual Bob Knutson Golf Classic on Monday August 4th at Majestic Oaks Golf Course in Ham Lake, MN.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Women in Philanthropy Fall 2014 Gathering
Please join us on Tuesday, September at 5:30 p.m. to hear President Linda Hanson reflect on the transformational influence of high impact learning at Hamline and how you can be a part of this life-changing practice.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Alumni Weekend 2014 - Save the Date
We are already looking forward to this fall during Alumni Weekend: October 10-12, 2014!

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