Women United in Philanthropy (WUIP) is a women’s giving circle. In the simplest of terms, we are a group of like-hearted women who have decided to pool our philanthropy to collectively make a large impact on the lives of women. We vote annually to award our funds to an innovative project in Bergen County, New Jersey, that helps women become economically strong and independent. It’s clear that women are responding to this new idea of collective, strategic, democratic and local philanthropy – by women and for women. Today, we are 100 strong and growing our membership every day. We invite you to join us as we change our corner of the world – one grant at a time.
On Thursday, we marked our Million Dollar Year with a celebration of all the incredible women and organizations who have been part of our circle over the last 15 years, recognizing Bergen County's United Way’s Tom Toronto, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the Honorable Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for their commitment to WUIP. With this year’s grant awarded to the Center for Hope and Safety for their Housing Counseling for Domestic Violence Survivors program, we officially surpassed the $1 million mark. As we close this Million Dollar Year, we have visions and hopes and dreams for the coming year, and we are eager to realize them with our members and supporters. ... See MoreSee Less
Marking 15 years of philanthropic innovation and strategic grant making, Women United in Philanthropy is proud to dedicate this year’s annual Fall Gathering to thanking all those who have been a part of its success. We welcome all past and current WUIP members and friends, grant recipients and agency volunteers--all who have joined us over the years in improving the lives of women in Bergen County. This is a night to remember, to celebrate, and to believe in all that is ahead.
We had 60 women join us at Lord & Taylor for a night of great sisterhood, food and fashion. Alongside our WUIP member models were six women who, through our grantee Women's Rights Information Center, are taking steps to learn the skills and gain the support they need to secure the jobs and lives they deserve. ... See MoreSee Less
For decades, Gloria Steinem has been on a journey to create personal and social change, urging women to tap into their inner strength. Our revolution begins within, and when we come together with other women to encourage, listen, share and connect, we ignite true change—in ourselves and each other...