Unleashing the Power of Women in Philanthropy

There are nearly 47,000 nonprofits in the United States dedicated to serving women and girls. Yet they receive only 1.6% of all charitable giving, causing significant disparities amid a pandemic that has disproportionately affected women. How can we fight for equality if organizations lack access to the resources they need?

At the same, women are a growing force in philanthropy, and research demonstrates that women are more likely to donate than men. From mega-philanthropists such as MacKenzie Scott to board leaders and community activists, women have transformative power in the nonprofit sector.

This dynamic panel shines a light on women in philanthropy and trends on giving to organizations serving women and girls.

Panelists include:

Tracy Richelle High, JD
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Board President at the YWCA of the City of New York

Ruth McFarlane, JD, MSW
Chief Advancement Officer at Ms. Foundation for Women

Wendy Sealey, MA
Vice President of Development at Guttmacher Institute

Brooke Bryant, PhD
Managing Director at LAPA Fundraising