President's Message

Naomi Ellison
President, Women & Philanthropy

As a member of Women & Philanthropy since its beginnings, I am honored to serve as the president of this dynamic group of women who represent interests and leadership across every area of the UCLA campus.

For over 20 years, Women & Philanthropy has been cultivating and mentoring women as philanthropists and leaders; while also providing them with personal connections and tools to be successful.

Through our engaging programming opportunities, informative communications, and stimulating interactions, I have been introduced to areas of campus I never knew existed. From watching 3rd graders sit in Royce Hall and learn about opera, to viewing Susan Sontag’s complete collection in the UCLA Library, I’m grateful that the passions of other women inspire me to grow and discover. I have learned from this program that we are stronger when we share with one another.

Be it North Campus or South Campus, or off-campus entirely, Women & Philanthropy members are making an impact at UCLA. I feel fortunate and overjoyed to serve alongside you as we continue to make our reach even greater.