Providence Healthcare Foundation
Providence Healthcare Foundation

Women in Philanthropy


Women in Philanthropy for Providence (WIPP) was started in April 2009, with the goal of inspiring 30 donors to join an inclusive giving circle for an annual donation of $1,000 (or $500 for women under 35). In its first year, WIPP exceeded expectations, with 52 donors joining and collectively raising over $50,000 to support the urgent needs of Providence Healthcare.

Fast forward to 2016, with close to 120 women in this very special giving program, the impact of WIPP continues to grow and spread. Since its inception, WIPP has given more than $725,000 to make a tangible difference in the lives of those cared for at Providence. In addition to driving positive change at Providence, WIPP has created lasting friendships and camaraderie among the women who join, regardless of age, ethnicity or circumstance.

Our Women in Philanthropy for Providence (WIPP) group is not just a program – it’s a network, a circle, a forum and an example of what can happen when a group of dynamic women work together to spark change.

Email Cassidy Walker-Sloan or call 416-285-3666, ext. 3990 for more details.

What to expect in 2017:

8th Annual Voting Meeting

WIPP's 8th Annual Voting Meeting will give donors a voice and the opportunity to vote on how their cumulative gift will be used at Providence. The Annual Voting Meeting begins with a light reception and will be followed by a sit-down dinner and presentations. Learn more...

Inspiration Night

WIPP’s Annual Inspiration Night brings donors and guests together for an evening of inspiration and camaraderie. The keynote speaker will be Nellie Vieira, negotiation expert! Check the events page for the latest announcements.

Improv(e) Your Life

From Lucille Ball to Tina Fey, funny women have kept us laughing while blazing a trail in a male dominated industry. Tickle your funny bone by participating in our improvisation activity! Learn more...

9th Annual Holiday Experience Event

At our 9th annual Holiday Social, WIPP members and guests are invited to mix it up with a holiday inspired mixology course! Click here to learn more.