Become a Member

Become a Member

Women in Philanthropy (“WIP”) is comprised of a diverse group of women and men who are committed to transforming the lives of women and girls in Lackawanna County. Any person, 18 years of age and older, who shares a vision of working collectively to accomplish this mission is welcomed and encouraged to become a member.

WIP is unique in that is encourages ACTIVE involvement and decision-making. It is philanthropy that involves people who want to be a part of the process of changing people’s lives.

Benefits of WIP Membership

Members of WIP have the opportunity to:
– Participate in the process to determine how future WIP funding is allocated.
– Attend special WIP networking events with the Scranton Area Foundation to learn about challenges in our community.
– Attend site visits to see how the work they are doing through WIP is helping to solve community challenges.
– And other opportunities for active engagement.

How to Become Involved in WIP

WIP offers various levels of involvement for members, and is both open to women and men:

Organizational Philanthropists
• Intended for corporations, foundations, and organizations.
• Ability to guide and structure future priority areas.
• Opportunity to chair/ participate in WIP Advisory Circles.
• Invitation for up to five (5) to all WIP and Scranton Area Community Foundation events.
• Opportunities for site visits with funding recipients.
• $2,000 per year.

Founding Philanthropists
• Part of Women in Philanthropy’s (WIP) Leadership Circle.
• Ability to guide and structure future priority areas.
• Voting rights for grant-making decisions.
• Opportunity to chair/ participate in WIP Advisory Circles.
• Able to suggest and plan WIP events.
• Invitations to all WIP events.
• Invitation to all Scranton Area Foundation events.
• Opportunities for site visits with funding recipients.
• $166.66 per month for 5 years (online monthly payments available) or yearly payment of $2,000 by check.

Guiding Philanthropists
• Ability to guide and structure future priority areas.
• Voting rights for grant-making decisions.
• Opportunity to chair/ participate in WIP Advisory Circles.
• Invitations to all WIP events.
• Opportunities for site visits with funding recipients.
• $41.66 per month for 5 years (online monthly payments available) or yearly payment of $500 by check.

Impact Philanthropists
• Voting rights for grant-making decisions.
• Opportunity to participate on WIP Advisory Circles.
• Invitations to all WIP events.
• Opportunities for site visits with funding recipients.
• $16.66 per month for 5 years (online monthly payments available) or yearly payment of $200 by check.

Emerging Philanthropists – 30 years of age or younger until the age of 35
• Open to members 30 years of age or younger until the age of 35.
• Voting rights for grant-making decisions.
• Invitations to all WIP events
• $8.33 per month (online monthly payments available) or yearly payment of $100 per year can be sent by check.

WIP Contributors
• Open to any individual or business that supports the mission of Women in Philanthropy and wants to contribute to its success without being involved in the decision-making process.
• Support WIP initiatives at any dollar level

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Scranton Area Foundation
615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Phone (570) 347-6203
Fax (570) 347-7587

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