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Women in Philanthropy

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Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and encouraging women to affect change in their community through philanthropy and leadership.

Women in Philanthropy is about giving women a greater voice, about educating and encouraging women to affect change in their community through philanthropy and leadership while engaging in networking amongst women through a commitment to and relationship with the United Way of Central New Mexico. 

Membership Eligibility

Membership is extended to women who:

  • Wish to affect change in their community through philanthropy and leadership
  • Contribute to the United Way of Central New Mexico through a workplace campaign or individually, a combined household gift of $1,000 or more. 

Check out who serves on the Women in Philanthropy Council, and print out an overview to share with friends! We also have a convenient online form to nominate yourself or someone else for a council or committee position with WIP.   

WIP Self-Sufficiency Grants         

The purpose of UWCNM’s Women in Philanthropy Women’s Self-Sufficiency grants is to help create sustainable systemic change in our four-county community through grants that address a continuum of services and the most pressing issues for women 18 and over. The 2015-16 grants have been awarded to agencies that enhance women's employability in one or more of these focus areas:

  • Improve high school graduation rates and/or assist with GED completion
  • Provide job/skill training and/or retraining for women to secure gainful employment
  • Support transitional and/or permanent housing for women 

Meet WIP Women's Self-Sufficiency Initiative Fund current grantees.

Donate to Women in Philanthropy

Interested in becoming a member of WIP? Contact Chris Morrison at (505) 247-3671 or [email protected].      

2015 Grant Celebration

On July 23, 2015, WIP members celebrated the 2015-16 Women's Self-Sufficiency Initiative Fund grantees and honored outgoing volunteers at a vintage-themed event at the Albuquerque Country Club. The event program contains a "year in review" summary of the 2014-15 WIP Council's work and information about the 2015-16 grantees.

WIP Mentoring Program

Each year, WIP hosts a six month program designed to promote philanthropy and cultivate women to become community leaders. Visit the WIP Mentoring Program page for more information, or apply online today

Fall 2015 Power of the Purse: Wrapped in Love

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our fall Power of the Purse a success! Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about New Mexico's foster care system and participate in two fun arts and crafts activities. Not only were the activities a huge success, but many of our attendees want to do more at home this holiday season. Below are the instructions and links to where we purchased the bulk items.

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