AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Women’s Philanthropy Board in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University has launched a men’s auxiliary group, giving men an opportunity to show their support for the women in their lives.
Known as The Phils, these men believe in the importance of “PHILanthropy” and financial sustainability; and support the work of the Women’s Philanthropy Board: striving to educate and enable individuals to become financially sustainable and philanthropically engaged.
The Phils are husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and friends who are dedicated to investing in the women in their lives to become educated and enabled in financial and philanthropic matters. The men represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, will provide the keynote address for the Women’s Philanthropy Board 2014 Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 7, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers post classroom project requests and donors pick the projects they want to support. Donors receive photographs and thank you letters from the classroom he or she chose to help.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Echo Garrett, a 1982 Auburn University alumna, award-winning author and co-founder of the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, will provide the keynote address for the Women’s Philanthropy Board 2014 Winter Workshop, Expo and Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Garrett’s presentation, “Why It’s Not Too Late for Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Teens,” will cap off the day’s events which include a morning leadership, mentoring and career panel session with three fellow Auburn alumni: Beverly Farrington, ’77, founder and principal designer, Accents of the South Inc.; Vickie Orr Wiley, ’93, Auburn basketball legend, Olympian and current administrator at the Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham; and retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, ’74, Auburn’s senior counsel for national security programs, cyber programs and military affairs. Each panelist will provide insight into their occupations and organizations and serve as mentors for students and other attendees.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Women’s Philanthropy Board 2013 Fall Colloquium, Expo and Luncheon will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, beginning with a business and professions expo at 9 a.m. Speakers for the event are actor and author Thom Gossom Jr. ’75 and his wife, educator and entrepreneur joyce gillie gossom, and Marybeth Gasman, professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
The event officially kicks off a year of university-wide programs celebrating the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Integration at Auburn University.
The free, public colloquium titled, “Sustaining Legacies, Advancing Philanthropy,” will be led by Gasman from 10-11 a.m. in the hotel auditorium. She serves as the director of the Center on Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include African-American leadership, fundraising and philanthropy.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Andy Andrews, a New York Times bestselling author, will provide the keynote address at the 11th annual Women’s Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 22, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Andrews has spoken at the request of four U.S. presidents and was hailed by the New York Times as a “modern day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America.” His works include “The Traveler’s Gift,” “The Noticer,” “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” and “The Butterfly Effect.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Joy Aronov Blondheim, founder of the Joy to Life Foundation, will provide the keynote address at the Women’s Philanthropy Board 2013 Winter Career Panel and Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Joy to Life, a nonprofit foundation based in Montgomery, Ala., seeks to build awareness and provide free mammograms and other breast screenings to medically underserved women in Alabama.
“Joy, and her husband, Dickie, have taken what was a family heartbreak and turned it into something that has had a positive effect on numerous Alabamians,” said Sidney James Nahkjavan, Drummond Thorne Stukes Executive Director for the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and Women’s Philanthropy Board. “Their dedication to service, philanthropic goals and the impact they make are very inspirational.”