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WOMAN UP CAMPAIGN

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WRC Endowment Booklet 

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women and femme at the University of Utah. Through scholarships, counseling, and holistic support, the WRC empowers and uplifts women of the U.

As one of the first women’s centers established on a university campus, the Women’s Resource Center was originally founded in 1971 to address the educational needs of “displaced homemakers.”

As the Center approaches its 50th Anniversary, we continue to support the educational, personal, and career goals for students of the University of Utah and greater Salt Lake community. In the pursuit of another 50 years of serving our community, we invite you to Imagine New Heights with us. Your contribution will enable the WRC to continue and expand their tuition scholarships, emergency grants, counseling services, and community engagement initiatives.

help us reach our goal of $1.5 million

Ways to give

Become a sustainer

Support the ongoing work of the WRC through monthly donations. Sustained giving is available through credit card donations or payroll deductions.

COUNSELING SERVICES

­­­­Promote the wellbeing of students at the University of Utah. $250 helps subsidize the cost of 3 counseling sessions. ­­­

EMERGENCY FUND

Enable students to overcome significant financial barriers that hinder graduation. Research shows that students drop out due to a deficit of $500

CHILDCARE SCHOLARSHIP

Alleviate the stress of affording quality childcare from our student who are    caregivers. $1,000 can pay for one month of infant care.

Go Girlz Community Initiative 

Invest in the learning and development of salt lake area girls. $2000 supports our locations for one year. 

ENRICHMENT FUND

Advance the careers of students by providing access to professional       development opportunities. $2,500 pays for conference fees for five students.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Further students' pursuit of higher education by offering tuition scholarships. Last year the WRC awarded over $225,000 to 129 recipients. 

Director's Letter

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am very proud to have served as the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Director for the past 16 years. During this time, I have witnessed the WRC expand and evolve to compassionately care for and address the increasingly complex needs and dreams of our students here at the University of Utah. For almost 50 years the WRC been working tirelessly to lift up other women in their pursuits. This is one way we “Woman Up.”  In that spirit, we are excited to partner with the University’s Imagine New Heights campaign, building energy and initiating this invitation to our own Woman Up Campaign. I want to invite you to join us in this important campaign, so the WRC may continue meeting the needs of students for another 50 years.

The identities and experiences of our clients are also rapidly changing. I am proud of the fact that the WRC specializes in caring for women who are single parents, care givers, and developing scholars. Recently, we partnered with campus and community partners to support the endeavors of refugee and immigrant students at the University of Utah. We are also leading efforts to support women who are negotiating interpersonal violence and housing insecurity. We often work with students who are faced with making the painful decision to leave our campus community and put their dreams on hold. Our job is to help students navigate this decision and assist them when they are able to return to campus. We put great effort into reducing barriers such as rent, utilities, and groceries by providing emergency scholarships that enable these students to focus on being scholars. At every point of interaction, the WRC focuses on bettering students’ lives and increasing their opportunities for success at the University of Utah. I know that our investment in students will transform our school, city, state, nation, and perhaps the world.

I encourage you to Woman Up by supporting the WRC in ways that works for you. You can be a sustainer by setting up a payroll deduction or monthly withdrawal on your credit card. You can support the WRC by contacting us and tailoring your own level and area of support. Either way, the work continues and we would love to have you involved! Your investment in us will enable us to invest in students at the University of Utah. It is a privilege to be a steward of your donation, and on behalf of the entire team at the Women’s Resource Center, I want to extend my sincerest appreciation.

With gratitude,

 

 

“I am currently majoring in communications and minoring in design with hopes of becoming a UX designer. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying."


"They made me realize that I am strong and just as powerful as those around me. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for this center.”

“Honestly, if it wasn’t for the WRC, I wouldn’t have been able to graduate as an undergraduate."


 "As a mother of three young children who works, finishing my first degree has taken me a lot longer than most students. This [WRC] scholarship could not have come at a better time to lighten my financial burdens."

"Can’t imagine the U without [the Women's Resource Center]."


 “The WRC has been what’s been keeping me in school. Without it I probably would have dropped out due to personal issues that the team at the WRC have helped me address.”


 "This center and the support our family received was a light in such a time of darkness."


 "This Scholarship will help me meet some of the financial needs associated with a non-traditional student as myself."

Last Updated: 3/18/19