Women & Philanthropy is comprised of a group of like-minded women who participate in and promote volunteer and philanthropic leadership at UCLA.  The program seeks to attract and mentor the next generation of philanthropic leaders on campus.  It is a community of knowledgeable, unique, powerful voices who are moving the university ahead by addressing its current needs – and creating new possibilities for the future.

The following is a sampling of the many opportunities our members have created for both faculty and student excellence, and for community impact:

  • The Ralph and Shirley Shapiro International Fellows Program
  • The Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Computational Genetics
  • The Monica Salinas Health Equity Fund in Public Health
  • The Marianne Murphy Play Reading Series
  • The Carol L. Collins UES Principal’s Chair
  • The Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases


Hear from UCLA’s star faculty about their groundbreaking research:

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Andrea Ghez, UCLA professor of astronomy, talks about the black hole at the center of our galaxy.

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UCLA law professor Ann Carlson shares her big UCLA ideas.

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Ann Philbin, director of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, talks about promoting “the art of our time.”