Join Women in Philanthropy – Be a Part of the Impact!

Legacy Foundation Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is a vibrant network of philanthropists committed to transforming Lake County, Indiana. WIP uses the collective power of women learning, giving, and leading together to build long-lasting positive change.

The Women’s Philanthropy Fund has Given over $102,000 to the Following Organizations

ASW Foundation
Cedar Lake Summerfest Committee
Crisis Center
Dunes Learning Center
For the Love of the Arts, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Girls On The Run Of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
Hearts in Motion
Jacob’s Ladder Pediatrics
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Mikva Challenge
Pathway To Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America

Pink Ribbon Society, Inc.
School House Children’s Charity, Inc.
South Shore Dance Alliance, Inc.
St. Jude House
The Caring Place, Inc.

Join Us

Individual Membership

Legacy Foundation Women in Philanthropy has two individual membership levels.

  • The annual membership for women under 40 years old is $500.
  • The annual membership for women 40 years old and over is $1000.

Make a Contribution

How Your Donation is Used

  • From your membership donation, 75% is used for annual grantmaking and 25% is placed into the Legacy Women’s Philanthropy Fund.
  • The Legacy Women’s Philanthropy Fund will create a sustainable source of funding for issues affecting women, children, and families.

Company Membership Level: $1,500

Membership Benefits

  • Membership for 2 people from your business/organization
  • Company logo on the WIP web page
  • Learn from peers and experts about community challenges and ways to address them
  • Get recognized for supporting diverse voices in philanthropy
  • Signal to the community that your company supports the personal development of its women leaders

Make a Contribution

Membership Benefits

  • Active involvement with a diverse group of women committed to making a positive community impact
  • Build relationships with local philanthropic, entrepreneurial, and government leaders
  • Learn from peers and experts about how to address our community’s challenges
  • Encourage the current and future generation of philanthropists
  • Support change-making organizations with strategic and high impact grants
  • Access to local volunteer opportunities

Programs and Events

Throughout the year, Legacy Foundation Women in Philanthropy holds two open grant cycles and grant review sessions. Members are invited to attend site visits for grant recipients and a special networking event. Members are also invited to various Foundation events.

WIP Members have combined their donations to impact health, education, youth leadership, COVID-19 relief, and economic empowerment for women and children in Lake County.

Members review grant proposals twice a year that align with their focus area and connect with grant recipients through site visits.

Hear from Women in Philanthropy Members

Judy Lindsey, Methodist Hospitals Foundation, WIP member

“Something very powerful happens when a group of like-minded women come together to offer the best of their thinking on how to be of service to others.  For me, that is what Women in Philanthropy provides – a space where women, united in purpose, offer recommendations and engage in decision-making that leads to meaningful philanthropic support for not-for-profit organizations. Collectively, we have impact. Personally, we are enriched. “

Sue Eleuterio

Judy Lindsey

Margot Clark

Karima Hasan Bey

Current Members

Kathleen Bernicky
Margot Clark
Nancy Clifford
Monica Conrad
Cynthia Doyle
Deborah Doyle
Susan Eleuterio
Georgia Falkenberg
Leslie Figg
Alana Furlow
Diane Gordon
Jolynn Gosser

Mary Ann Greiner
Karima Hasan Bey
Jessica Kartz
Erica Fizer Katsepas
Judy Katz
Lisa Kuehl
Judy Lindsey
Ashley Luptak
Kimberly Modigell
GLoria Morris
Rosa Pena

Cynthia Roberts
Toya Smith
Shawn Strack
Verlie Suggs
Megan Thornberry
Mardie Tuttle
Chelsea Whittington
Carey Yukich
Shellie Zaberdac

Company Members