Who We Are
Women for OSU is a diverse group of women, both alumnae and friends, who share a passion for inspiring leadership through their support of OSU.
Sponsored by the OSU Foundation, the group is led by a Council of women alumni and friends of the University who have an established giving history to the University.
Women for OSU is a mechanism to channel passions and strengthen women’s connections to the University through their relationship with Women for OSU.
Our goal is to increase the number of female donors to OSU as well as increase their total giving through the Women for OSU Endowed Scholarship, a prestigious award that recognizes academics, philanthropic and volunteer activities among OSU’s female students. Funds for this endowment are generated through private donations and sponsorships from events, which allow women to become stronger leaders and educated philanthropists.
The Spring Symposium and regional events provide a venue for friends and alumnae to connect or reconnect with one another and the University. The organization provides pertinent information about how women impact philanthropy at OSU and beyond, sharing relevant data and inspirational stories of those who are actively changing the University.
Each year at the symposium, we honor women who are making a difference. Scholarship winners are announced and the group recognizes a Philanthropist of the Year — a known leader in philanthropy at the University who is selected among a group of esteemed peers. Attendees have a chance to discuss with each other their motivations to give and where their passions lie at the University.