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Washburn Women’s Venture Partners

Washburn Women’s Venture Partners (WWVP) is a giving circle comprising Washburn alumnae and friends who volunteer their time and commit financial support to Washburn University. Celebrating its 10th year as an organization in 2018, the group has awarded 13 grants for the 2018-2019 school year to Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology. Grant applications from all facets of campus life are considered for funding on a yearly basis.

Altogether, WWVP has awarded 104 grants totaling more than $320,000 during its first 10 years. 

The deadline to apply for a 2018 grant has passed. Check back in December 2018 for information on 2019 grants.  

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Giving Circle

Plans are underway to expand the number of women who want to participate in the Washburn Women’s Venture Partners giving circle. Members of WWVP make a commitment to donate a minimum of $2,000 per year to go to these university projects.

Current members include: Ann Adrian, Susanne Bradley, Karen Elpers, Jaena Greenwood, Marcia Haag, Judy Hall, Cynthia Heath, Amy Hendrickson, Jeanne Hoferer, Susan Hutchins, Carol McDowell, Dr. Valerie McNee, Rosemary Menninger, Marianna Nothern, Linda Oldham Burns, Nancy Paul, Carol Perry, Kris Rinne (chair), Carol L. Rogers, Brig. Gen. Deborah Rose, Dr. Lynne Schutte and Jeanne Slusher.

To learn more about the Washburn Women’s Venture Partners contact the Washburn University Foundation at 785.670.4483 or email Jeannie Shy at



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1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.670.4483