Women in Business & Philanthropy


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Our Mission

College of Business women alumna, students and friends continue to leave their mark on the University, the nation, and the world.

Through the Women in Business and Philanthropy Program, the University of Illinois College of Business hopes to identify and reconnect with women friends and alumnae of the College. By encouraging participation of these groups, the College seeks to:

  • Strengthen the ties between the College and its female alumni and friends populations
  • Inform and educate women on the tremendous impact they make as College supporters and philanthropists
  • Encourage and increase the participation of women in volunteer leadership positions within the College


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Did you know?

  • Women make up 53% of the workforce.
  • One in eleven women is a business owner.
  • 65% of the 2006 College of Business donors were male while only 35% of the 2006 College donors were female.
  • 7 out of 10 women who donate $100,000 or more annually choose education as a top priority.
  • 54% of business women make their own philanthropic decisions.
  • Women control 60% of wealth in America

Sources: The National Foundation of Women Business Owners, Philanthropy Among Business Women of Achievement; A plan of One’s Own, Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers, Robert Sharpe Associates.