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Service & Social Action

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Women’s Philanthropy in Action

Offered in partnership by the Women’s Center and the Office of Service & Social Action, Women’s Philanthropy in Action seeks to educate a cohort of female students about collective impact and the root causes of social issues that impact women in Winston-Salem. Participants will research, debate, and evaluate grant proposals, and grant funds to local programs and initiatives through the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem.

Learning Objectives

Through Women’s Philanthropy in Action, students will:

  • Analyze various traditions of philanthropy within historical and cultural contexts;
  • Identify and explain the root causes of social issues that impact women and girls in Winston-Salem;
  • Identify individual beliefs, values, and attitudes through reflection;
  • Evaluate grant proposals and the community consequences of collective interventions;
  • Synthesize diverse perspectives in the face of multiple and even conflicting positions;
  • Collaborate with peers in a constructive team climate that facilitates their contributions to positive social change.


In order to participate in this program, students must:

  • Apply by January 31, 2014. See application below. 
  • Contribute $50 to the grant fund. Scholarships are available.
  • Attend all meetings. Participants must be on campus during the entire 2014 calendar year.
  • Read all grant proposals and vote at the grant-making meeting in September.

For questions, please email Paige Meltzer at and/or Marianne Magjuka at