Women Philanthropists for KU

WP4KU Events


Women Philanthropists for KU (WP4KU) is focused on engaging and educating women and the community about the University of Kansas. Our mission is to encourage women to support KU through their philanthropy and leadership, and to explore ways to address the interests of women donors through KU Endowment.

Who We Are

WP4KU was formed in 2004 by a group of visionary women and continues today with an advisory board composed of leaders of diverse ages, backgrounds, interests and geographic locations. An internal steering committee of KU Endowment staff members provides assistance to the advisory board. We host events
designed to highlight important programs and initiatives to connect women with areas of excellence at the University of Kansas.

KU Women for KU Women Fund

WP4KU is cultivating the next generation of women through the KU Women for KU Women Fund, which provides grants for deserving KU seniors and graduate students who have an immediate need in achieving their educational and professional goals. The fund is administered through The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity.

We invite you to join WP4KU with other women who are committed to learning about exciting and interesting areas of the University of Kansas. Your particular passion will help us fulfill our mission and strengthen opportunities for women and all of KU.

Your Contribution

By making a one-time contribution of $100 to the KU Women for KU Women Fund, you will make a difference for KU, as well as receive our communications and invitations to WP4KU events throughout the year.


LaunchKU is a crowdfunding initiative at KU Endowment that raises funds for special projects across the University. WP4KU will use LaunchKU throughout the year to raise funds for initiatives and special projects.

Please contact us at wp4ku@kuendowment.org if you are interested in attending our events or learning more about Women Philanthropists for KU.