When women work together for the good of our university and our community, we are
an unparalleled force for change. It was the women of the Nineteenth Century Club
who first crusaded to establish a four-year women’s college in Memphis. Those efforts
ultimately led to the University’s founding in 1912.
Today, the commitment of our alumnae and friends is more important than ever to the
success of the university and our students. Our commitment to enhancing opportunities for women and supporting the next generation
of leaders to their full potential led to the launch of Women in Leadership & Philanthropy.
The mission of the WLP is to connect women as leaders and philanthropists who will
work together to make a positive difference on our campuses and throughout our community.
- Unite the female leaders of today with those of tomorrow.
- Engage women with the best faculty, programs, and opportunities the university has to offer,
creating life-long learners and advocates for the U of M.
- Inspire women to assume volunteer leadership roles at the U of M, giving women more visibility
and power to shape the future of the University.
- Increase the number of women who support the U of M across age, socio-economic status, and
education levels so that more women discover how their contributions make a difference
at the University of Memphis.
We invite you to discover and celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments
of our alumnae and friends through Women in Leadership & Philanthropy.