Women’s Philanthropy 2017-05-14T12:41:12+00:00
Kyungsook K. Petrahai, second from left, created a scholarship fund in memory of her husband to support students attending public colleges in Connecticut.

Kyungsook K. Petrahai, second from left, created a scholarship fund in memory of her husband to support students attending public colleges in Connecticut.

Women’s Philanthropy

While the impulse of generosity lives in people of all sorts, research proves that gender matters in philanthropy. Women think about giving and act on their charitable values differently than men do.

As women control a rapidly increasing portion of assets and consider what they’d like to accomplish in the community during their lifetimes and beyond, new generations of women are beginning to think about and plan their giving. Connecticut Community Foundation is committed to partnering with women donors to help them make a real and lasting impact in our region.

We offer these opportunities for our women donors:

  • Women’s Fund

    Founded in 1993 and endowed through gifts from hundreds of women, our Women’s Fund makes grants to support women and girls throughout our region. We invite you to learn more about Women’s Fund grantees and make a gift to the Women’s Fund.
  • Women Give!

    Please join us on June 8, 2017. A compelling evening exploring and celebrating women’s giving with special guest Abigail E. Disney, filmmaker, philanthropist and CEO and president of Fork Films. Register by June 1.
  • Women’s Giving Circle

    We’re forming a women’s giving circle very soon—a group of local women who share common philanthropic goals to benefit women and girls in our region. Please sign up for our newsletter or check back soon to be sure you get in on the ground floor!
Julie Loughran
To begin exploring your options, please contact:
Julie Loughran, J.D., Director of Development and Communications,
jloughran@conncf.org | 203.753.1315, x116