How is Women's Giving Unique?
We Seek to Make Change That Matters
The Six Cs of Women's Philanthropy
(as adapted from Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Martha Taylor of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute)
- Women want to create new solutions to problems.
- Women like to be entrepreneurial with their philanthropy.
- Women give to make a difference.
- Women are less interested in providing unrestricted support to preserve the status quo of an organization or institution.
- Women prefer to see the human face their gift affects.
- Women want to build a partnership with people connected with the project they fund.
- Women commit to organizations and institutions whose vision they share.
- Women often give to organizations for which they have volunteered.
- Women prefer to work with others as part of a larger effort.
- Women seek to avoid duplication, competition, and waste.
- Women seek to celebrate their accomplishments, have fun together, and enjoy the deeper meaning and satisfaction of their philanthropy.
Leadership is more than what we do. It’s who we are and how we give back. It’s how we can create change that matters.Mary Lou Quinlan, GABELLI ’82, Author, Actor, Entrepreneur, Marketer, Speaker
Pioneering Women in Philanthropy at Fordham
Eugenie F. Doyle
With her husband, Joseph, Doyle endowed two scholarships for premed students at Marymount College. When the school closed in 2007, the Doyles generously offered the scholarship funds to pre-health students at Fordham.
Alice Lehman Murphy
She established the Francis J. Murphy Jr. Scholarship in memory of her husband. The Scholarship awards a full scholarship to Fordham Law School applicants who model his qualities of leadership, scholarship, and service to others.