Upcoming events

    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morgan Stanley
    • 32
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    open to WiD President's Council members only

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    5:30 to 7:00 pm ET

    522 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor

    We all face our own unique financial goals and challenges. There is never a better time than the present to take control of your financial future. Join us for “Power of the Purse”, an informative seminar focused on helping you leverage and create capital to secure and achieve the things that matter to you most, and to effectuate change.

    Power of the Purse

    March 21, 2018 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm ET

    5:30 pm – Cocktails & Networking

    6: 00 pm – Live Presentation 

    During this 60 minute seminar, you will learn about the importance of understanding your financial goals and values — where you want to go in life, and what you want to achieve – and using this information to inform your current and future investment strategy. General guidance on how to manage your cash flow, monitor and improve your credit, maximize your resources, plan for retirement, minimize your taxes, and mitigate risk in your portfolio will also be provided.

    Presented by:

    Sharon Cunningham, CFP®

    Senior Portfolio Management Director

    Senior Vice President

    Financial Advisor


    Lauren Gillooly Kemp

    Financial Advisor


    This special opportunity is open to WiD President's Council members only. 

    • 26 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Northwell Health
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    Women in Development

    Insider Roundtable

    Members Only

    The Insider Roundtable is a new, intimate event series hosted by a philanthropy industry expert and facilitated by a WiD member, that focuses on real-time problem-solving, career strategy, and a best practice exchange.

     Attendees will benefit from a selection of topics that are highly specialized, allowing for a deep-dive into content and skills development in an environment that is intended to be private and professional.

    Conquering Your Campaign:

    An In-Depth Discussion for Preparing and Launching 

    a Successful Campaign

    Monday, March 26th


    Hosted by: Northwell Health

    130 E. 59th Street, 15th Floor; New York, NY


    Nicole Thigpen Felix

    Senior Director, Campaign

    Northwell Health Foundation

      Shirley Jenks       

    Founder and President   

    The Development Consulting Group, LLC 

    Jennifer E. Scott

    Senior Director of Development and Campaign Director

    American Museum of Natural History

    Facilitated by:

    Yolanda F. Johnson

    VP Programs

    Women in Development, New York

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Registration is limited to WiD members only. 

    The maximum number of attendees for this event is 12 members.

    Event Cost (Members Only): $50 

    Cancellation policy: Women in Development, New York (WiD) accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. 

    Registration fees are not refundable after this date. 

    Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WiD events.

    • 9 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Princeton Club

    Women Who Give:

    A Conversation about Women’s Philanthropic Leadership

    Wellesley College has long been a leader in higher education fundraising. In the 1990s, the College completed a five-year, $167 million campaign that set a record for liberal arts colleges – proving that women could lead the way in making decisions about giving.  The College has continued to serve as a model of women’s philanthropic leadership. With an endowment of nearly $2 billion – much of which has been contributed by generous alumnae – and a robust annual giving program, Wellesley is an inspiring example of successful women giving back to help future generations of female leaders succeed.

    In 2015, Wellesley College launched a $500 million fundraising campaign called 

    The Wellesley Effect. Join Trustee Emerita Lulu C. Wang ’66 and Vice President, Resources and Public Affairs Cameran Mason ‘84 for a conversation about the campaign, what inspires them to give, and what they have learned about women’s philanthropy after years of fundraising on behalf of Wellesley.

    Featured Speakers

    Lulu C. Wang is the Founder and CEO of Tupelo Capital Management. Mrs. Wang has held senior positions in portfolio money management since 1982. She had been a Director and Executive Vice President of Jennison Associates Capital Corporation for ten years before founding Tupelo Capital Management in 1998. While at Jennison, a primary platform for asset management at Prudential Financial, Mrs. Wang managed assets for pension, endowment, and mutual funds. She joined Jennison Associates in 1988 from Equitable Capital Management where she had held the title of Senior Vice President and Managing Director, overseeing active growth equities. She had been with Equitable since 1978 and prior to that, had been affiliated with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

    Mrs. Wang received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Mrs. Wang serves on the boards of Columbia Business School, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller University, Asia Society, and the Chazen Institute for Global Business, which administers the Lulu Chow Wang Senior Scholars Program. She also serves on the Advisory Council for U.S. Trust and as a trustee emerita of Wellesley College and New York Public Radio. Her professional as well as nonprofit work have been honored by Columbia Business School, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society, China Institute, the Museum of Chinese in America, Girls Inc., the New York Women’s Agenda, the New York City Commission on the Status of Women, the American Women’s Economic Development Corporation, and by Ernst and Young for entrepreneurial achievement. In her free time, Mrs. Wang and her husband, collect and race vintage cars. They also collect American paintings, furniture and folk art.

    Cameran Mason has been Vice President, Resources and Public Affairs, at Wellesley College since May of 2008, overseeing all development, communications, and public affairs. She was formerly the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Barnard College, where she was responsible for all advancement efforts, including alumnae affairs, fundraising, special events, media relations and communication.

    Prior to joining Barnard College, Ms. Mason worked in nearly all aspects of development at Fordham University for 10 years. She also held positions at the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation and The Brookings Institute. Ms. Mason earned her degree from Wellesley College in economics and history. She also holds a Master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

    Women in Development, New York (WiD) accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Registration fees are not refundable after this date. Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WiD events.

    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • HONOREE 2018 MARY ELLEN MILLER Vice-President of Development, Girls Who Code—Grand Ballroom; The Plaza 770 Fifth Avenue


    Vice-President of Development
    Girls Who Code

    Whose accomplishments, career path, and dedication to empower those in need is an inspiring model for women of all ages.

    The Woman of Achievement Award Luncheon is WiD’s highest profile, signature event.   Its purpose is to recognize and promote the achievements of a distinguished colleague who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the field of development and philanthropy, to celebrate the profession and its contributions to the nonprofit sector and society.   Over 300 development professionals, philanthropists and nonprofit volunteer leaders attend annually, representing a diverse range of sectors including arts and culture, civic and environmental, advocacy, education, health services, international relations, social and legal services, and many more.


    We are looking forward to attracting a wider circle of influencers and media coverage as we honor a particularly outstanding woman in 2018.  Our past honorees have included extraordinary women who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to furthering the role of women in philanthropy and in making the world a better place.

    A $30 late fee will be incurred for all tickets ordered after April 27, 2018.

    Cancellation policy: Women in Development, New York (WiD) accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Registration fees are not refundable after this date. Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WiD events.