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Women’s Giving Circle Events and Awards

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. – WGC General Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. – WGC General Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. – WGC General Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. – Annual Grant Voting Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. – WGC General Meeting

All meetings, except where noted, will take place at the Angello Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11561


Essay Contest

Each spring to date, the WGC has conducted an essay contest for graduating undergraduate and graduate students (male and female). Typically, though not always, the winner is presented with a check from the Women’s Giving Circle in May. Our most recent essay question was: “How have you personally been involved in philanthropic efforts while a student at Adelphi? Describe your involvement and what you have learned from your experience. Looking ahead, how will philanthropy fit into your life beyond Adelphi?”

Courage to Inspire, Strength to Empower Award

Each year the Adelphi community submits nominations for the Courage to Inspire, Strength to Empower Award. The Women’s Giving Circle selects a winner and presents the award at the annual Women’s Recognition Dinner. The award recognizes an outstanding female student leader whose meaningful philanthropic work benefits and inspires the members of the Adelphi community.

Photos From Past Events

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Past Events and Speakers

Past Events

December 12, 2019: WGC General Meeting

November 14, 2019: WGC General Meeting

October 6, 2019: WGC Annual Reception

September 12, 2019: WGC General Meeting

June 6, 2019: WGC General Meeting 

April 11, 2019: WGC Annual Grant Voting Meeting

March 7, 2019: Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Student Luncheon (in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, University Center)

January 31, 2019: WGC General Meeting

October 14, 2018: WGC Annual Reception – Sweets and Treats and Best of Broadway

March 20, 2018: Adelphi’s Women’s Recognition Dinner (co-sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle)

November 7, 2017: Reception and attendance at Peter and the Star Catcher performance in the AUPAC

November 4, 2017: Women’s Leadership Conference: Round table facilitators for “Community Involvement.”

October 2017: Spirit Weekend

April 21, 2017: Annual Women’s Giving Circle Reception and attendance at the Billy Porter performance in the AUPAC.

March 28, 2017: Adelphi’s Women’s Recognition Dinner (co-sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle).

December 2016: Nexus Building Ribbon Cutting

November 2016: Luncheon and Lecture: Presentation by Carmen Ortiz, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Ortiz ’78, is the first woman to represent Massachusetts as U.S. Attorney.

November 2016: Reception followed by Lecture: Presentation by David Brooks on “What to Expect Tomorrow [Election Day].” A columnist for The New York Times and a regular analyst for PBS News Hour and NPR’s All Things Considered.

October 2016: Lecture: Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of this year’s Adelphi Community Reads book, Between the World and Me (a best-seller and winner of the 2015 National Book Award).

October 2016: Lecture: Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming spoke on the “Life of a Poet.” Ms. Woodson ’16 (Hon.) is the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature winner for her New York Times best-selling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming.

April 2016: Annual Women’s Giving Circle Reception and attendance at a performance of the Chamber Orchestra of New York in the AUPAC

February 2016: Reception followed by Lecture: John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor. He joined CNN in May 1997 and served as its senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005.

March 2016: Adelphi’s Women’s Recognition Dinner (co-sponsored by the WGC)

March 2016: Reception followed by a performance by the Capitol Steps. The Capitol Steps began as a group of U.S. Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps has recorded over 30 albums, including its latest, Mock the Vote.

March 2016: Inauguration of Adelphi’s President Christine Riordan

December 2015: Reception followed by Lecture: Tim Gunn. Gunn is the Emmy Award-winning co-host and co-producer of Lifetime’s Project Runway.

What else do members attend?

The Circle is normally represented at the Parent/Senior Brunch, Accepted Students Days and Matriculation. Members are invited to participate in Spirit Weekend (formerly Family Weekend).

Speakers at our meetings have included:

Academic Year: 2016–2017
Christine Riordan, President of Adelphi University
Jacqueline Cartabuke, Director of Health Services
Lori Duggan-Gold, Vice President of Communications


For further information, please contact:

Adelphi University's Women's Giving CircleErin Gayron
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