Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy


Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy has been established to engage women in the life of the university and unite women in their commitment to support Indiana Tech’s programs and scholars through philanthropy, volunteerism, leadership and mentoring.


WLP-IT invests in individual Indiana Tech student initiatives, programs and groups/organizations that work to address the needs or advance the success and leadership of girls or women. We strengthen individual Indiana Tech student initiatives, programs and groups (at least 50% women) by providing grants up to $1,500 per year for educational, operating or project expenses. (To apply for this grant, please contact Lisa Biers LMBiers@indianatech.edu or  Nicole Scott ANScott@indianatech.edu).

Core Values

  • Inspire and encourage women to support the university through philanthropy.
  • Create opportunities for women to serve as leaders of the university.
  • Involve women in the enrichment of the university experience.
  • Engage and educate women philanthropists through programmatic activities that highlight the diversity of achievement at Indiana Tech.
  • Broaden and deepen the base of financial support by women at Indiana Tech.
  • Cultivate and mentor women as philanthropists and leaders and provide them with a personal connection to the university and tools to be successful.
  • Identify and support programs at Indiana Tech that reflect the varied interests of women.
  • Advocate on behalf of women’s leadership across campus on boards, committees and in the community.

Motto (The Three I’s): Impact – Influence – Inspire

  • IMPACT – Directing resources, time and talent of women to programs and projects that reflect passions and interests and can impact athletics, arts, education, engineering, technology, law, business, human services, criminal justice, institutional advancement, etc.
  • INFLUENCE – Recognizing that the influence and resources of women are critical to the future of the university, and have the potential to shape virtually every program on campus.
  • INSPIRE – Mentoring and inspiring the next generation of philanthropic leaders by participating in and promoting volunteerism and philanthropic leadership at Indiana Tech. Moving the university ahead by addressing its current needs and creating new possibilities for the future.

Committee Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy at Indiana Tech. Here are a few of our committees, which work hard to support our students and programs.

Executive Leadership Council (ELC)

Five elected officers serve as members of the Executive Leadership Council. Except for the power to amend the bylaws, the ELC has all the powers and authority to govern Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy at Indiana Tech. The ELC is subject to the direction and authority of the Indiana Institute of Technology’s Office of Institutional Advancement and the Director of Annual Fund. The ELC has up to 20, but not fewer than 5 members. Up to 15 council members (CMs) may be included in the ELC in addition to the five executive officers.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for tracking finances, developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, fundraising plans, and the annual budget with members and other ELC members.

Elections & Membership Committee

The Elections & Membership Committee shall steward current members and recruit new members. The committee shall review and suggest new levels of membership as suggested. The committee shall gather nominations for filling ELC vacancies, review the slate of nominations each year and confirm nominees’ qualifications and interest in serving before voting is held.

Events Committee

The Events Committee plans, advertises and presents social, educational and fundraising events which increase awareness of the Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy and raise funds and membership to support its mission.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee is responsible for creating, implementing, amending and maintaining the documents that outline the mission, goals and processes by which the Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy will operate.

Grant Review Committee

The Grant Review Committee accepts and reviews the merit of applications submitted by Indiana Tech students, groups, organizations or programs for financial support of educational, career development and training programs, and/or projects which promote the advancement and leadership of girls or women.

More Information

Want to learn more about how you can get involved, or know a friend, family member, or spouse that would be interested? Contact Lisa Biers, Chair and Director of Annual Giving, (LMBiers@indianatech.edu or 260.422.5561, ext. 2438) or Nicole Scott, Vice-Chair and Associate Vice President of Student Success (ANScott@indianatech.edu or 260-422-5561 ext. 2209).

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