This past year has taught us the importance of compassionate and collaborative leadership. Join us at Fordham’s fifth annual Women’s Summit, where we will cultivate those skills for all women to thrive in the new normal, and help their workplaces, families, and communities rebuild and renew in a transformed world through philanthropic endeavors and beyond.


Oct 20,2021

 10 a.m

Welcome Addresses

Martha K. Hirst, Emcee; Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer, Fordham University

Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President, Fordham University

 10:15 a.m

Opening Keynote Presentation

Stacey Tisdale, MC '88: Change Your Mind. Change Your Money. Change The World.

Award-winning financial journalist and author, Stacey Tisdale shows us how to strip away the mental and emotional barriers that prevent us from using our wealth to make the greatest statement of who we are and what we value.

 11 a.m


 12:00 p.m

Lunch Break and Optional Ignatian Guided Wellness

Carol Gibney, LMSW, Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Spiritual and Pastoral Ministries, Director of Spiritual Life, Leadership and Service, Ignatian Yoga Teacher, Fordham University

 12:00 p.m

Women's Giving Circles: How Combined Gifts Can Make an Impact

Hope Gallagher Ogletree, Senior Director of Development Senior Director of Women’s Philanthropy, Fordham University

 1:35 p.m
 1:40 p.m

Student Scholarship Speaker

Jayda Jones, FCLC '22

 1:45 p.m


 1:55 p.m

Closing Keynote Presentation

Joan Garry, FCRH '79: Leaving Your Mark

As a champion for the nonprofit sector, Joan Garry will share her insights about how helping others enriches those who serve. Many of us see the world differently post-pandemic and feel called to make meaningful contributions. It is in working together to repair the world that we will find ourselves living lives of true purpose.

 2:40 p.m

Closing Remarks, Q&A, Feedback Forum

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Giving circles are a form of participatory philanthropy where groups of individuals with similar interests donate money to a pooled fund. Giving circles serve to teach philanthropy, inspire a new generation of givers, and create a tangible direct return on investment almost immediately. Learn more about Women’s Giving Circles at Fordham.
We've formed circles for each of our schools as well as for the Fordham Fund, so you can support the school of your choice or the University as a whole. You can choose to support different initiatives, from current-use funds to annual fund scholarships to endowed scholarships. To join, please email Hope Ogletree, Senior Director of Women's Philanthropy Initiatives, at hogletree@fordham.edu or the Office of Special Events at rsvp@fordham.edu.
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