What is Women and Philanthropy?

Our Mission

Women and Philanthropy connects and empowers a broad community to elevate women and philanthropy at Colorado State University. We recognize the power of women and strive to connect them with their passions at CSU so that, through philanthropy, the world’s biggest challenges are solved.

How Women and Philanthropy Began

Women and Philanthropy was designed as University Advancement’s response to CSU’s 14th President, Tony Frank’s, charge to make CSU the best place for women to work and learn. Philanthropy is vital to the overall success of supporting this charge and the University’s land-grant mission.

March 29, 30 and 31 | Gather | Conversations to Inspire, presented by Women and Philanthropy. See lineup below and recorded Gather events here.

Women in Social Media | March 29 | 10 a.m. MT
Bre Patterson (B.S., ’10) will talk about how to establish your brand in the digital world, and how your online persona can help land you your next role. She will then be joined by other female alumne who work in the social media industry to discuss their branding experiences.

Single Mothers in their Journey to a Degree | March 30 | 12 p.m. MT
Join our diverse panel of women who are, or were, current students and single mothers as we gain insight into the complexities of parenting while pursuing a degree. They will discuss the challenges women face as they tackle motherhood while being enrolled in the university, and the ways in which staff, faculty, and the community can best support single mothers.

Courageous Leadership | March 31 | 4 p.m. MT
Since stepping into the Presidency at CSU, Joyce McConnell has hired several extraordinary women into key leadership roles. Join her – along with Mary Pederson, Yolanda Bevill, and Jenelle Beavers – for a candid conversation about how they approach leadership, what they hope for the future of leadership and of CSU, and whether there really is such a thing as “work-life balance.”

To view recordings from previous Women and Philanthropy events, please click here.

The health and safety of our CSU family and the communities we call home is our number one priority. We encourage you to visit CSU’s Safety website for the latest information on the impacts of and response to COVID-19, and to practice recommended safety measures at home and while you’re out to help stop the spread of the virus.

Make Your Impact

With a minimum of a $50 annual gift to the fund(s) that connect to your heart, you are eligible to join Women and Philanthropy. Once you have made your gift, we invite you to join our community and connect with events, programs, and communications that highlight, celebrate, and elevate women and philanthropy at CSU. 

Slam poet writes "Building a World" poem for Women in Science Symposium