It’s been 15 years since the Empowering Women as Leaders organization made its first gift to support scholarships at Texas Woman’s University. Both the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters recently donated $14,000 and $2,000, respectively, to support students for the 2020-21 academic year. The non-profit has donated more than $185,000 since its first gift in 2005, providing crucial funding for TWU students.
Empowering Women as Leaders (EWL) is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide scholarships to non-traditional college women to support them through their college journey. In addition to giving financial assistance, the group also works with the students to provide mentoring and networking opportunities. Mentors work with the students to help guide them not only during the undergraduate experience but also as they start to look for jobs and enter the workplace. EWL members even continue to work with the recipients for two years after graduation.
This special partnership between EWL and TWU is just one of the many ways philanthropic gifts make an impact at Texas Woman’s. Funding has provided the recipients with not only a quality educational experience, but also life skills to help them as they transition into the workplace. The university is grateful for the recent gift made by the EWL chapters and also for all the countless hours the members give to mentor TWU students.