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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 their 8th year as an organization in 2016, the group has awarded 77 grants totaling approximately $247,000 to Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology. Grant applications from all facets of campus life are considered for funding on a yearly basis.

The deadline to apply for a 2017 grant has passed. Check back in December for information on 2018 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, Lisa Carson-Kneifl, Judy Hall, Cynthia Heath, Jeanne Hoferer, Susan Hutchins, Carol McDowell, Dr. Valerie McNee, Rosemary Menninger, Linda Oldham Burns, Nancy Paul, Kris Rinne (chair), Carol L. Rogers, Brig. Gen. Deborah Rose, and Jeanne Slusher.

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


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1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.670.4483