In 2012, driven by a group of dynamic, motivated women, Husson University formed the Women’s Philanthropy Council. The mission is to lead engagement efforts that inspire women to give of their time, talent, and resources to Husson and to develop women leaders in philanthropy today and for generations to come.
Annually, the Council hosts a special luncheon event that brings together our scholarship donors with their student recipients. Scholarship donors learn directly about student experiences and our students learn about the life of philanthropists and their motivation to support education.
In the spring, the Council hosts an annual speaker series for our campus community and for the community at large, showcasing successful women leaders.
The Council, true to its philanthropic mission, created the Husson University Women’s Philanthropy Council Scholarship Fund. This scholarship provides financial assistance to full-time matriculated Husson students in good academic standing who have demonstrated financial need in working toward an undergraduate degree. The council also created the Husson University Women's Philanthropy Council President's Innovation Fund, the Women's Philanthropy Council/Husson University Faculty Scholar Enhancement Fund, and the Husson University Women's Philanthropy Council General Fund.
The Women’s Philanthropy Council has three categories of participation:
- The Executive Council hosts events and is responsible for the direction of the Council initiatives, recognizing the value of Husson University’s unique mission.
- The Distinguished Council includes Husson University distinguished female philanthropists and community leaders.
- The General Membership is supported by women who have demonstrated a commitment to the University and who support the mission of the Council.