Women & Philanthropy at UCLA celebrates and inspires women throughout the UCLA community as major donors, leaders, and decision-makers.

To encourage philanthropy, leadership and mentoring of the next generation, Women & Philanthropy at UCLA seeks to:

  • Engage and Educate women philanthropists through programmatic activities that highlight the diversity of achievement at UCLA;
  • Broaden and Deepen the base of financial support by women at UCLA;
  • Cultivate and Mentor women as philanthropists and leaders and provide them with a personal connection to the University and tools to be successful;
  • Identify and Support programs at UCLA that reflect the varied interests of women;
  • Advocate on behalf of women’s leadership across campus on boards, committees, and the UCLA Board of Governors;
  • Embrace a Culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access that encourages, supports, and advocates for the diverse voices of our members and builds pathways to philanthropy for women from all backgrounds.

Strategic Goals

  • Philanthropy:
    • Recognize and inspire women’s giving across the campus.
    • Provide women information about opportunities to give and access to those matching their passions.
    • Enrich women’s lives by providing unique opportunities to engage with the University and each other.
    • Thank women for their contributions to the campus.
  • Leadership:
    • Foster women’s participation on campus boards and in volunteer leadership positions.
    • Provide resources and learning opportunities for leadership growth.
    • Spotlight and promote women’s leadership activities across the campus.
  • Mentoring and Networking:
    • Integrate mentoring into member relationships by creating opportunities for current members to meet UCLA’s up and coming women philanthropists.
    • Engage younger women who are already giving to the campus and encourage their development as philanthropic leaders.
    • Promote connections among women by highlighting professional fields, philanthropic areas of interest, degrees/majors, board service, and other relationships
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access:
    • Value diversity, engagement and belonging at the center of Women & Philanthropy’s mission.
    • Commit to an inclusive membership that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints.
    • Strive to include diversity, equity, inclusion and access practices at the center of our daily work.