Inspired Beginnings



In 1992, a group of women at UCLA asked the question: How can our resources best shape the future of this amazing university?

Two years later, Women & Philanthropy at UCLA was born. Since 1994, it has promoted women’s giving and prepared women to make the greatest impact on areas that matter most to them.

At its inception, Women & Philanthropy conducted focus groups to better understand why and how women participate in philanthropy and how UCLA could garner greater volunteer and philanthropic leadership from women. Women’s giving remains a vital area of interest at UCLA today.


Founding Members: