Women's Leadership Council

Harnessing the energy of women to help shape Colgate through philanthropic support, the council builds community among Colgate women seeking to make a transformational impact on students and the institution.

Meet our members

Powerful Impact.

Contributions from WLC members have touched every corner of Colgate’s campus.

WLC members — and growing
Contributed by WLC members to support the Campaign for the Third Century to date
Women who each contributed $1 million to support the Third-Century Plan as part of the Thirteen Women Initiative

Powerful Community.

We inspire philanthropy and build community among Colgate women seeking to make a transformational impact on Colgate students.

Member spotlight

News and Updates

Women's Leadership Council chair Liz Buchbinder announces the 13 Women, $13 Million initiative from a podium at Colgate Charter Day Luncheon.

Colgate University Announces the Thirteen Women Initiative

Thirteen women graduates of the University have each stepped forward with $1 million gifts to the University to support the Third-Century Plan, a long-term road map for Colgate’s future. 

More about the Thirteen Women Initiative 

Colgate taught me the importance of determination, perseverance, teamwork, and caring about something bigger than yourself. It's an honor to stand with my fellow alumnae and WLC members to ensure that current and future female students are afforded every opportunity to thrive and be who they want to be.

Katie Roberts ’01 Women’s Leadership Council Member

Become a Member

Join us as we cultivate the next era of alumnae leaders and help shape Colgate’s third century.
Each member of the Women's Leadership Council makes a $50,000 commitment over five years. More recent graduates can become members with a $25,000 commitment over five years. 

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