WATCH the 2020 Women for OSU Symposium!

Please note this video will only be available through October 9.

This year's Virtual Symposium featured a powerful and inspiring message from keynote speaker, Dr. Tererai Trent. We also celebrated Helen Hodges, this year’s Philanthropist of the Year, as well as 12 amazing Student Scholarship Recipients. In addition, we introduced an exciting new program called Partnering to Impact. You can also text code WOSU to 243-725 to support the Partnering to Impact program.

Follow @tereraitrent on Instagram to learn more about her inspiring story and if you love her as much as we do, please consider purchasing a signed copy of her books here.

Please see below for an event program with more details from this year’s Virtual Symposium.

Dr. Tererai Trent

Women for OSU is a diverse group of visionary women who share a passion for inspiring leadership and financial support to OSU. Women for OSU envisions a culture of giving and service that acknowledges the significant impact women have at OSU and inspires others to positively shape the future of the university through philanthropy and engagement.


Our Purpose

Women for OSU is a mechanism to channel passions and strengthen women's connections to the university through their relationship with Women for OSU.

Our goal is to increase the number of female donors to OSU as well as increase their total giving through the Women for OSU Endowed Scholarship, a prestigious award that recognizes academics, philanthropic and volunteer activities among OSU's students. Funds for this endowment are generated through private donations and sponsorships from events, which allow students to become stronger leaders and educated philanthropists.

Our Strategy

The Symposium and regional events provide a venue for friends and alumnae to connect or reconnect with one another and the university. The organization provides pertinent information about how women impact philanthropy at OSU and beyond, sharing relevant data and inspirational stories of those who are actively changing the university.

Each year at the symposium, we honor women who are making a difference. Scholarship winners are announced and the group recognizes a Philanthropist of the Year — a known leader in philanthropy at the university who is selected among a group of esteemed peers. Attendees have a chance to discuss with each other their motivations to give and where their passions lie at OSU.


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