$55,000 available in grants from Women & Philanthropy

December 8, 2014 | UToday
By Staff

Friday, Feb. 13, is the deadline to submit an application for a grant from Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo.

UT staff, faculty and students from all campuses are eligible to apply. Women & Philanthropy grant applications are available here. To be considered for a grant, applicants must adhere to all of the grant application and guidelines.

The Women & Philanthropy Grants Committee will review and evaluate the applications, and the general membership votes to determine the grant recipient(s). Grant amounts vary from year to year.

For 2015, Women & Philanthropy has allocated $55,000 to award in grants for UT projects and programs.

Grant recipients are generally announced in May.

The inaugural grant, in the amount of $15,000, was awarded in 2008 to Carlson Library to commission a glass sculpture by the late artist Thomas McGlaughlin. That sculpture, “A University Woman,” is on display in the library concourse and has become the model for the Women & Philanthropy logo.

Since then, Women & Philanthropy has funded classrooms, an art gallery, locker room enhancements, a “sensory friendly” medical examination room, the hospitality area in the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion, renovations to the Savage Arena Media Room, and computer-based educational computer displays in Ritter Planetarium and the Lake Erie Center, a computer lab in the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, and a Student and Family Room in the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning.

In seven years, Women & Philanthropy has gifted $248,831 in 12 grants to The University of Toledo, according to Chris Spengler, director of advancement relations in Institutional Advancement, and member of and administrative contact for the organization. Women & Philanthropy is able to give substantial gifts to the University by pooling its members’ resources and making monetary awards in the form of grants.