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Michal Shaw
Michal Shaw
Assistant Vice President of Donor Relations & Director of WOSU
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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.

2019 Symposium

The Women for OSU 2019 Symposium featured social psychologist and best-selling author Amy Cuddy, honored Philanthropist of the Year Peggy Helmerich, and recognized 10 outstanding OSU students.

Thank you to our many attendees, sponsors and supporters of Women for OSU for making this a wonderful event! Save the date for next year’s symposium on April 23, 2020.

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 Spring 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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