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The Women's Philanthropy Board (WPB), the flagship division of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, was organized in Spring 2002. Historically, women have always been philanthropic in giving of their time and talents. Today, women are building on this traditional humanitarian role with a newly discovered capacity for independent financial giving as they acquire wealth, assume positions of leadership and combine their legacy of service to others.
As women actively seek to fulfill their philanthropic potential, a new model of giving is emerging that builds on their tradition of service, current leadership roles and capacity for financial giving. Indeed, in the 21st century, it will be women who will play a significant role in shaping the future of the world in which we want to live.
Philanthropy is the voluntary sharing of one’s personal and financial resources to enhance human well-being and bring about positive social change. In short, philanthropy is “Giving for a Quality Life.”
Last Updated: February 20, 2015