USD Women in Philanthropy

Uniting Women to Make an Impact

More than a single program or organization, the University of South Dakota Women in Philanthropy network is a movement—a uniting of like-minded women using diverse talents, backgrounds and experiences to enhance the university and positively impact its students.

"When women come together, they get things done." - USD President Sheila Gestring

Inspired by a shared mission, USD Women in Philanthropy is providing a platform where women can pool their resources, passion and philanthropic insight to make a difference not only in the lives of students but also in their respective communities. By providing opportunities for engagement, women discover their passions and interests and connect with other women to become visionary investors supporting the University of South Dakota.

USD Women in Philanthropy is making a difference far beyond financial contributions. Together, we are:

  • Giving women a collective voice at the University of South Dakota.
  • Fostering invaluable multi-generational mentorship opportunities.
  • Celebrating a powerful and accomplished network of USD women and empowering them to lead.
  • Creating opportunities for students to reach their potential.

USD Women in Philanthropy's first initiatives include Elevate, a USD Women's Basketball leadership development program, and Charlie's Cupboard, an on-campus food pantry for students coming to USD's campus in the fall of 2020.

2021 USD Women in Philanthropy Event

This event was a success because of supporters like you! Whether you attended in-person or tuned into the livestream, your involvement made the whole day special. To those that weren't able to make it, we are sorry to have missed you. But don't fret, the 2021 USD Women in Philanthropy Event livestream is available for your viewing below or on our YouTube channel!

If you would like to make a gift to support USD Women in Philanthropy, click here.

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Your gift will have a lasting impact on the lives of USD students!

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