Together we will marking

Women in Philanthropy at University of Findlay is resuming their essential work of shaping and supporting important UF priorities while creating new opportunities for students! With the encouragement of President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., this group connects generations of women who are passionate about making a difference by investing in UF people and projects.

Our giving circle has successfully established an endowed scholarship and annually funds a diverse range of projects. Each year, members review proposals and listen to presentations from faculty and staff, selecting initiatives that will have a meaningful impact on the UF community.

Women play a pivotal role in philanthropy at UF, contributing through volunteer efforts, financial giving, and serving as inspiring role models for the next generation of Oilers. We are incredibly grateful for the past support from our members and warmly invite new members to join our cause.

Female student in lab coat

Members of Women in Philanthropy commit to giving $1,000 annually and are invited to attend at least three on-campus receptions each year. This is a fun and rewarding way to meet other dynamic, interesting women who enjoy being part of a community and working together to make a positive impact on UF students!

For more information on membership, please contact Shayna Pothast, Development Officer, at 419-434-5928 or via email at

Together, we can make a difference!

Upcoming Events

“Sip & Celebrate!” at President Fell’s home

September 17, 2024, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Speaker
  • New members
  • Update on projects that were funded by faculty


Mazza Museum

February 2025
  • Listen to presentations
  • Meet 2024-25 scholarship recipient


Pre-Veterinary Building

March 2025
  • Vote on projects to be funded
  • Tour of Animal Science



May 2025
  • Prep for Women in Philanthropy for 2026

Cash or Check

Contact our Advancement Office at:

Make checks payable to the University of Findlay and mail to:

Division of University Advancement

University of Findlay

1000 N. Main St.

Findlay, OH 45840​

Together we will

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