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Investments of funding, time, and expertise enable the Institute for Women’s Leadership to provide innovative programs and research initiatives to advance women’s leadership and decision making in all arenas. Generous gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations to the Institute are helping to fund the Leadership Scholars Certificate program, the WINGS Mentoring Program and the CLASP summer internships.

Each year we seek funding to support student programs and special opportunities such as internships and research projects, national and international conferences, summer service placements in community organizations, leadership workshops, advising for graduate school and career next steps, and interviews with women leaders.

How to Make a Gift
Gifts may be made on-line to the Institute by clicking the link on this page. Checks or credit card gifts can be made payable to the Rutgers University Foundation/Institute for Women’s Leadership and mailed to: Lisa Hetfield, Associate Director and Director of Development, Institute for Women’s Leadership, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08091.

For more information about supporting the Institute for Women’s Leadership, contact Lisa Hetfield at or by phone 848-932-8447.

Donor Wall
Gifts of $.2,500 or more will be recognized on the Institute's donor wall at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building.

Major Gifts to the Institute for Women’s Leadership Shape the Future of Women’s Education
As part of the Rutgers University Capital Campaign, the Institute for Women’s Leadership seeks major gifts to expand its programs and facilities. Gifts of $25,000 or more will endow student programs and opportunities, ensuring continued funding for established programs and seeding new initiatives in the future. Major gifts of $100,000 or more provide donors opportunities to name a fund or section of the proposed building expansion.

Named Endowment Gifts Supporting the Institute for Women’ s Leadership
Adelaide M. Zagoren Leadership Fund at the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College
Maurice D. Lee Jr. Endowment for the IWL Leadership Scholars Program
Mary S. Hartman Endowed Doctoral Fellowship in Women’s and Gender Studies
Anne Evans Estabrook Fund for Young Women’s Leadership
Susan and Michael J. Angelides Distinguished Leader Lecture Series
Gretchen W. Johnson Endowment for the Institute for Women’s Leadership
Mary S. Hartman Women’s Leadership Opportunity Fund

Ryders Lane Entrance Plans for Sustainable Building Expansion
Over the past ten years, the Institute for Women’s Leadership and its member units have grown significantly. The expanding numbers of programs, faculty and staff involved in our initiatives have made it impossible to fulfill the space needs of the expanding consortium in our current facilities complex.

The Institute has a Feasibility Concept Plan for a construction project to add a third building and link the existing two buildings to form a major expansion for the Women’s Leadership and Scholarship Complex, Douglass Campus of Rutgers University, 160-162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey The project will incorporate green building LEED standards as well as a gallery associated with the Institute for Women and Art. The total estimated cost for the construction, furnishing and equipment is $14,700,000.

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