Invest in the Women’s Fund

Drive Change by Investing

Your gift is a powerful act of love for the 1,074,603 women and girls in the eight counties we serve. 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 1.9% 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:

Alicia Miller
Executive Director

(513) 768-6142

Ways to Invest

Individual Gifts/checks and Electronic Transfers

Contribution by Check

Checks must be made payable to "Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation" with the name of the specific fund on the memo line. Unfortunately, checks made out only to the name of the fund will not be accepted.

Mail checks to:
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Electronic Transfer Instructions (Wire or ACH)

ABA # 043000096
PNC Bank – Charitable & Endowments Cr Acct #1014093644
Attention: Elizabeth Carver (412) 442-1522
For Further Credit: GCF Donation to the Women's Fund
Reference: the donor's name


*Please contact Melissa Krabbe, Controller, at before starting a wire transfer.

Signature Fundraising Event

Every year the Women's Fund has signature fundraising event that brings together everyone in our tribe, igniting action around gender equity.

Check back for details as we are in our planning stages!


About "A Conversation With..."

Prior to the pandemic, on a special night, the Women's Fund invites a female trailblazer to speak in an intimate setting, just 800 close friends, where she shares her journey, inspirations and triumphs.  Each year, this signature event would attract a sold-out crowd of engaged supporters, civic leaders and placemakers from 44 zip codes across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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

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.


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 From 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.
Appreciated Securities

Appreciated Securities

Please contact Melissa Krabbe, Controller at before starting a transfer. This notice will ensure the gift reaches the appropriate fund at GCF.

If the security is held at a brokerage firm, Greater Cincinnati Foundation maintains an account at Charles Schwab for the purpose of facilitating gifts of securities.

Delivery Instructions
Charles Schwab
DTC #0164
Account Number: 3852-3821
Reference: the donor's name

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.

The Foundation Society
Generous individuals, who have informed us about their plans to include the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation with a gift in their estate plan, are recognized with membership in the Foundation Society. Along with GCF, we host an exclusive, periodic event for members and their guests. Members also receive regular publications and other invitations from GCF.
Click HERE for more information.

Contact Alicia Miller, Executive Director, at 513-768-6142 or by email at, to discuss your wishes.

Impact Reports

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 Melissa Currence Bea Larsen Sandra Nagel Jane Shea
Olivia Ballard Kathleen DeLaura Steve & Barb Linder Beth Naylor Mary Stagaman
Julie Bernzott Amy Diamond Sally Lloyd Janet Neidhard Annette Tiesman
Bernice Bishop John & Jane Domaschko Suzanne Lorch

Sally Neidhard & John Silvestro

Marcia Togneri
Rosemary Bloom Lisa FitzGibbon Roni Luckenbill Amy & Betsy Neyer Dionn Tron
Martha Bolognini Vanessa Freytag Marilyn Maag Betty Nocero Barbara Turner
Chris Bradburn Jodi Geiser Jacqueline Mack Tom Osterman Linda Ulrey
Pamela Brailsford Judith Harmony Helen Magers Marilyn Ott Janice Urbanik
Emily Buckley Albert Harris Lyn Marsteller John & Francie Pepper Rachel Wells
Tracy Burnett Carol Joy Haupt Amanda McDonald Alice Perlman Michael & Dawn Westcott
Carol Butler Barbara Howard Jenna McHugh Susan Pfau Sallie Westheimer
George & Linda Callard Susan Ingmire Leslie McNeill* Julia Poston Susan Wilke
Michele Carey Trina Jackson Amy McPike Molly Prues Jamie Williams
Elizabeth Carter Tricia Johnson Mary Carol Melton Aftab Pureval Verna Williams
Amy Cheney Wijdan Jreisat Kathryn Merchant M. Elizabeth Rader Julia Witten
Jennifer Chubinski Ellen Katz Ross & Emily Meyer Barbara Rinto Dwinelva  Zackery
Tanya Cornejo Robert Killins Norah Mock Suzanne Rohlfs Felicia Zakem & Kenneth Heldman
Alva Jean  Crawford Bruce Kintner Sharahn Monk Dianne Rosenberg  
Marylou Creelman Mary Jo Lane Marjorie Hiatt Motch Rosemary Schlachter  
Meghan Cummings Phillip Lanham Peggy Murriner Zeinab Schwen  

* Founder