Invest in the Women’s Fund

Drive Change by Investing

Your gift is a powerful act of love for the women in our region, all 841,000 and counting. Your investment will help us continue to make a system that is just, equitable and supportive for women. Over 50% of the population in the eight counties we serve are women, yet women are underrepresented politically and are the largest demographic in poverty. Despite this overwhelming need, only 1.6% of charitable giving is directed towards organizations that focus on women and girls. We find this unacceptable. Woman are hardworking pillars of their families and communities. We believe, and research shows, that when you invest in women the whole community benefits.

Give today.

Give Us A Call

If you have questions about investing in the work of the Women’s Fund contact:

Adrienne Taylor, CFRE
Development Director

(513) 768-6118

Friends, let’s get together!

You pick the space, we’ll bring the SPARK.

Women’s Fund SPARK parties, our annual fundraising event, provide spaces for you to plug into systems-level change for women in our region. With our “watch-party” style event, you will experience: 

  • Being a part of the Women’s Fund tribe.
  • Leaving equipped to reduce barriers to women’s economic self-sufficiency.
  • Igniting energy with like-minded people. 

Mark your calendars: September 24th through 26th: SPARK with us live, Sept. 25th at 2:00 p.m. 

Register to Host a SPARK Party!

SPARK Party Host/Hostess FAQ's

Still have more questions? Sign up for one of our FAQ sessions. Session 1, June 25th 12-12:45 p.m. Session 2, July 16th 2-3 p.m. Session 3, July 30th 12-1 p.m. Session 4, August 27th 2-3 p.m. 

SPONSORS, we have great opportunities for you! 


Giving Levels

FOUNDERS: $5300 - “The responsibilities and possibilities of change are within our power”

VISIONARIES: $1000 - “I envision a world where everyone thrives!”

365 SOCIETY: $365 - “I believe in equality for women every day!”

SUPPORTERS: $1 - $999 - “Count me in! I want to be part of the movement.”

Ways to Invest

Annual Fundraiser

Our Past Speakers:

2020 – Nikki Giovanni
2019 - Soledad O’Brian
2018 – Dr. Mae Jemison
2017 – Abby Wambach
2016 – Cokie Roberts
2015 – Lisa Ling
2014 – Sen. Olympia Snowe
2013 – Phyllis S. Sewell
2012 – Marian Spencer

Individual Gifts/checks
  • Make checks payable to the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
    Send to: Greater Cincinnati Foundation 720 Pete Rose Way, Ste. 120 Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • You may also donate through cash wire.
    Instructions for Wire Transfers ABA # 043000096
    PNC Bank – Charitable & Endowments Cr Acct #1014093644
    Attention: Alexis M. Lundeen 216-222-2799
    For Further Reference: the donor’s name
    Please contact Melissa Krabbe, Controller, at 513-768-6143 or by email at before starting a wire transfer.
Corporate Partnerships

Your organization has an opportunity to shine!

Corporations are change agents. Investments from corporations and organizations of all sizes empower us to address economic disparities and barriers, and work to eliminate them.

Corporate partnership opportunities are available year-round and range from $1,000-$20,000.

Benefits include complimentary tickets, logo inclusion on promotional materials, and special recognition opportunities. We can also customize your partnership experience.

See if your employer will match your gift, here.

Matching Gifts

Matching gift programs are a great opportunity to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees – and their spouses! Check with your human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Qualified Charitable Distribution Through Your IRA

For those who are over 70 ½, we would love to be the beneficiary of your tax-free annual distribution. This is another way to have a big impact and fuel our mission.

There are two simple steps to make this happen:

  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  2. Your IRA funds will be sent or transferred directly to us to continue our important work.

You may contribute gifts of stock or mutual fund shares.
Delivery instructions for Stock Donations
Charles Schwab - DTC #0164
Account Number: 3852-3821

Mutual Fund

For mutual fund shares or if you hold physical certificates, please contact Adrienne Taylor, Development Director, at 513-768-6118 or by email at, before initiating a securities transfer.

Estate Planned Gifts

Whether your gift comes from your will, retirement plan assets, life insurance, or other source, you can use a future gift to continue your charitable legacy after your lifetime.

Contact Adrienne Taylor, Development Director, at 513-768-6118 or by email at, to discuss your wishes.

The Purple Presence

The Women’s Fund recognizes individuals who have supported our work for five consecutive years or more. Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red, it reminds us that only through true collaboration we can affect meaningful change. The Women’s Fund honors and recognizes individuals who have supported our work for five consecutive years or more with a purple pashmina or pocket square.


Alan Abes Amy Diamond Phillip Lanham Sharahn Monk Dianne Rosenberg
Julie Bernzott Jane Domaschko Bea Larsen Marjorie Hiatt Motch Rosemary Schlachter
Bernice Bishop John Domaschko Sally Lloyd Peggy Murriner Zeinab Schwen
Rosemary Bloom Carol Fencl Suzanne Lorch Beth Naylor Jane Shea
Martha Bolognini Lisa FitzGibbon Roni Luckenbill Janet Neidhard John Silvestro
Chris Bradburn Vanessa Freytag Marilyn Maag Sally Neidhard Mary Stagaman
Emily Buckley Jodi Geiser Jacqueline Mack Amy Neyer Annette Tiesman
Carol Butler Judith Harmony Helen Magers Betty Nocero Marcia Togneri
George Callard Albert Harris Lyn Marsteller John Osterman Dionn Tron
Linda Callard Carol Joy Haupt Amanda McDonald Marilyn Ott Barbara Turner
Michele Carey Barbara Howard Jenna McHugh Frances Pepper Linda Ulrey
Elizabeth Carter Susan Ingmire Leslie McNeill* Alice Perlman Janice Urbanik
Amy Cheney Trina Jackson Amy McPike Susan Pfau Rachel Wells
Jennifer Chubinski Tricia Johnson Mary Carol Melton Julia Poston Sallie Westheimer
Tanya Cornejo Wijdan Jreisat Kathryn Merchant Molly Prues Verna Williams
Alva Jean  Crawford Ellen Katz Elizabeth Meyer Aftab Pureval Julia Witten
Marylou Creelman Robert Killins Emily Meyer M. Elizabeth Rader Dwinelva   Zackery
Melissa Currence Bruce Kintner Ross Meyer Barbara Rinto  
Kathleen   DeLaura Mary Jo Lane Norah Mock Suzanne Rohlfs  


* Founder