AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A charitable gift from a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Board in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will be used to create two named positions at the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.
The donation from Beth Thorne Stukes establishes the Drummond Thorne Stukes Executive Director for the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and Women’s Philanthropy Board, as well as the Drummond Thorne Stukes Assistant Director for Camp iCare, REAL Cents REAL Change and the new Volunteers in Philanthropy.
Sidney James Nakhjavan will serve as the Cary Center’s first Drummond Thorne Stukes Executive Director. A national search is under way for the Drummond Thorne Stukes Assistant Director position.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Jay Jacobs, Auburn University director of athletics, will provide the keynote address at the Women’s Philanthropy Board 2012 Fall Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 26, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The theme of this year’s luncheon is “Collective Philanthropy: Joining Forces for Greater Impact.”
Jacobs earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration from Auburn in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and was a member of the Auburn football team, earning two letters as an offensive tackle in 1982 and 1983.
Jacobs was named Auburn’s 14th director of athletics in 2004, after working in almost every area of the Auburn Athletics Department for the previous 20 years. Under Jacobs’ leadership, Auburn athletics has made major strides benefitting Auburn student-athletes, coaches and fans. The department has focused on five strategic goals under his leadership: winning, graduating student-athletes, managing the department’s fiscal affairs, complying with SEC and NCAA rules and providing a positive game-day experience.
AUBURN – Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, will be the featured speaker at the Women’s Philanthropy Board 10th anniversary Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 23, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The morning symposium is free to all students and faculty, however, reservations are required for the luncheon. Tickets are available by calling the WPB office at (334) 844-3524 or by visiting www.humsci.auburn.edu/wpb.
Since graduating from the University of Texas, Hager has become a UNICEF volunteer, author, and contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today. She also worked at an inner-city school in Washington, D.C.
AUBURN – The woman who has successfully expanded her alterations business into six locations throughout the Southeast and will make the wedding gown for Auburn University’s first “War Eagle Wedding” will be the featured speaker for the Women’s Philanthropy Board 2012 Winter Workshop, Expo and Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Sieu Tang Wood was born in Vietnam, moved to Laos as a child and came to America with her sister, two suitcases, $300 and a dream. With one sewing machine, the sisters established a small alterations business at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. The business achieved such success the family was able to move to the continental United States.
AUBURN – The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will host its 2011 fall luncheon on Friday, Oct. 14 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, with featured speakers, Jonna Chizik and Kristi Malzahn.
Besides both being married to Auburn football coaches, Jonna Chizik and Kristi Malzahn share a similar giving spirit and a passion to serve others, especially children. Wherever their husbands Gene Chizik and Gus Malzahn were coaching, Jonna Chizik and Kristi Malzahn found opportunities for philanthropy through volunteerism.
AUBURN – A leading figure in the publishing industry will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Women’s Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium on Monday, April 11, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, president and CEO of Hoffman Media Inc., has made a name for herself as a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur. Hoffman’s company produces a number of magazines that define and celebrate Southern women’s lifestyles. “Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade” and “Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate” are her newest products. June Henton, dean of the College of Human Sciences, called the Birmingham-based Hoffman “a state gem” for her successes as a female executive.