Upcoming Event

Legacy Foundation Women in Philanthropy hosts Breanca Merritt, Indiana’s 1st Chief Health Equity and ADA Officer, to discuss how her office is identifying and addressing risk factors and integrating social drivers of health.

Thursday, June 16
12:00 – 1:00 pm Central
Hosted on Zoom

Join Legacy Foundation Women in Philanthropy and Breanca Merritt, Indiana’s 1st Chief Health Equity Officer, for an enlightening conversation on health disparities. Breanca will share how the Office of Healthy Opportunities is identifying and addressing equity related concerns and integrating social drivers of health.

Plus, we’ll be joined by Women in Philanthropy grant recipient, Pink Ribbon Society. Executive Director, Ann Peters, will share how the organization is underwriting vital health screenings and assisting breast cancer patients in Lake County.

About Women in Philanthropy

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

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 three events to bring members together, including the Spring Learning Seminar; Summer Grantmaking Awards; and Fall Annual Meeting. Members are also invited to various Foundation events.

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. “

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 you 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

Hear from Women in Philanthropy Members

Margot Clark

Sue Eleuterio

Judy Lindsey

Karima Hasan Bey

Martie Rivas-Ramos

Company Members