Women's Philanthropy Institute

Women's Philanthropy Institute

Recent Submissions

  • Osili, Una; Mesch, Debra; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Pactor, Andrea; Han, Xiao; O'Connor, Heather (2018-07-24)
    This study is the first known research to examine how retirement affects charitable giving. It looks at single men, single women, and married couples to analyze whether gender differences in giving or volunteering emerge ...
  • Unknown author (2018-07-24)
    With an unprecedented number of people retiring in the United States today, it is important for the philanthropic sector to understand how retirement affects charitable giving. This study is the first known scholarly ...
  • Osili, Una; Mesch, Debra; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Preston, Linh; Pactor, Andrea (2018-05-22)
    The term impact investing evokes widespread interest, but few people have a deep understanding of the topic, and even fewer practice impact investing. What is impact investing? Who uses this investment strategy, and what ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Wilhelm, Mark Ottoni; Osili, Una; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline (2018-03-13)
    Women Give 2018 asks how parents transmit generosity to their children and whether this differs for sons and daughters. The study first explores the linkage between whether parents give to charitable organizations and ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Okten, Cagla; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline (2017-10-17)
    “What makes us happy?” This question has been posed for centuries, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers and persisting with today’s celebrities, researchers, and the media. Research has shown a link between life ...
  • Women's Philanthropy Institute (2017-03)
    What are your DREAMS for philanthropy? How do you DARE to take risks and embrace change? What does it mean in the 21st century for women to DO philanthropy? How do we prepare today for future challenges? What skills do we ...
  • Women's Philanthropy, Institute (2017-03-15)
    We recognize and celebrate a true cultivator and gardener of women’s philanthropy – an advocate whose career spans more than four decades and she’s not finished yet. It is an honor to award Tracy Gary the 2017 Shaw-Hardy ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Osili, Una; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Tolley, Kathryn (2016-11-15)
    Women Give 2016 investigates whether generational shifts in charitable giving intersect with women’s changing decision-making roles within families. Earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau released new estimates indicating ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Osili, Una; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea (2015-11-10)
    Women Give 2015 investigates whether the sex of a first-born child affects parents’ charitable giving. Generosity is learned by people as they relate to others in schools, community settings, religious organizations, and ...
  • Unknown author (2011)
    Research has demonstrated that gender matters in philanthropy. Our research colleagues and partners worldwide are finding this is true around the globe. Presenters at “Women World Wide Leading through Philanthropy” will ...
  • Unknown author (2014)
    #WomenLeading Philanthropy brings together past, present, and future leaders of women’s philanthropy.
  • Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (2014-04-03)
    Maureen Hackett is a deeply engaged and admirable philanthropist. We are proud to present her with the 2014 Shaw-Hardy Taylor Achievement Award for moving women’s philanthropy forward in profound and visionary ways.
  • Unknown author (2008)
    20th Annual Symposium
  • Unknown author (2005)
  • Mesch, Debra; Pactor, Andrea (2012)
    An accumulating body of demographic data and research suggests that women’s philanthropy is one of the key developments in philanthropy globally, one which has the potential to transform how philanthropy is practiced in ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una (2013)
    Women Give 2013, New Research on Charitable Giving by Girls and Boys, offers empirically based evidence to guide parents on their journeys to raise charitable children. Discussions about how parents can raise charitable ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Osili, Una (2014)
    In America today fewer individuals are affiliating with organized religion; in fact, one-third of Americans under 30 have no religious affiliation. For those concerned that the falling rate of religious affiliation will ...
  • Mesch, Debra (2009)
    Over the past 30 years, women have emerged on the philanthropic landscape as a visible and bold presence. They are changing the face of philanthropy and are transforming society around the world. Today’s reality is that ...

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