The Women for OSU Partners provide women with a great opportunity to get involved with the group and help support student scholarships and programs.



A New Women for OSU Initiative — Partnering to Impact

For more than a decade Women for OSU has come together to inspire leadership and encourage philanthropy — and with great success! Our Women for OSU Scholarship Endowment has grown to more than $1 million, and we are awarding meaningful and transformational scholarships to deserving students each year.

Women for OSU is proud to announce Partnering to Impact, a donor-funded grant program to support the university in a way that strengthens the engagement of our Women for OSU Partners. Here’s how it works:

  • Faculty and staff will submit proposals for unbudgeted projects that align with the following four initiatives: Health & Wellness, Education, Campus Beautification or Arts and Culture
  • Grants will be limited to a maximum of $10,000 and must fully fund or complete funding necessary for the project.
  • In addition to other requirements, all applications will include a three-minute video summarizing the impact of the project.
  • Women for OSU Partners will then help choose the grant recipients! Winners will be featured annually at the Spring Symposium and may be featured speakers at regional events.

We humbly thank Becky Steen, longtime Women for OSU member, for making a seed gift to launch Partnering to Impact!

It’s easy to join Women for OSU on this new and exciting initiative! You can become a Women for OSU Partner by simply donating a minimum contribution of $1,000 annually to the new Partnering to Impact Fund. For those 35 and younger, the minimum annual contribution is $500.

Women for OSU Partners also receive additional benefits including special impact reports, “thank you” visits or calls from a member of the Women for OSU team, invitations to regional events and more.

The joy and satisfaction of standing together with other women to make an impact on this great university is the ultimate reward in giving back. Together, we can change lives and ensure the future of our next generation of leaders and philanthropists!

If you are interested in becoming a Women for OSU Partner, please contact Michal Shaw.