How Women Give
Women's giving plays a key role in the growth and sustainment of the University of
Memphis. The University has been the proud recipient of significant gifts from women
who are passionate about its future. We hope that the Women's Leadership and Philanthropy
Initiative will deepen the connection women feel to the university and provide a way
for women to invest in its success.
A 2012 report by the Women's Philanthropy Institute states that single women are more
likely to give to charity, and give at a higher level than single men, across most
income levels, after accounting for other factors that affect giving. Women consistently
bring their values into their decisions about giving. Women appreciate being part
of a network to learn and share best practices on giving because they care deeply
about sharing their wealth with their communities. Consider the following:
- Women (82%) are more likely than men (71%) to be motivated to give by how their gift
can make a difference in the world; they want to set a good example for the next generation
(women: 44 %, men: 25 %).
- Being actively involved with an organization and its mission through volunteering
is also one of the most powerful motivators for women to give (women 66%, men 50%).
A new survey by The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks Memphis as the second most generous
city in the country. What a perfect time and place to launch the
the Women's Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative.
The latest news of leadership and accomplishments of University of Memphis students,
alumnae, and friends
Jim and Janet Ayers Make $1 Million Commitment to U of M Lambuth Campus
Women Living with HIV Find Hope at Social Work Event
University Counsel Melanie Murry Receives Community Service Award
Women Making History
Investing in Women
Profiles in Philanthropy
For additional information, please contact: Joanna Curtis