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Women's Leadership Legacy Fund

December 30, 1899


Perhaps the greatest gift success can give is the opportunity to give back. Your contribution to the Women's Leadership Legacy Fund will build on nearly a century of progress in expanding women’s leadership in higher education by ensuring the success of future generations.

Through generous grants and scholarships, the Women’s Leadership Legacy Fund ensures that cost is not a barrier to professional advancement and prepares emerging leaders for the next leadership challenge.

The Need

Research has demonstrated the strength of women as innovative, productive, and successful organizational leaders. Yet, too few lead our institutions of higher education. 

Women currently earn the majority of all college degrees, while men hold the majority of senior leadership positions on our nation’s college and university campuses. In the most senior rank of college and university president, women occupy only 30 percent of positions​—just a 4 percent increase since 2011. 

Your gift to the Women’s Leadership Legacy Fund will bring us closer to an inclusive higher education sector that harnesses the skills and talents of women leaders.

Your Contribution Will Fund

  • The Emily Taylor Scholarships support participation in professional development programs by women at various levels of the leadership pipeline. This fund is named for Emily Taylor, a longtime champion of women's causes and a former director of the ACE Office of Women in Higher Education.
  • Institutional Support Grants help institutions to defray the cost of women’s participation in professional development programs.

To donate to the fund, please complete the online donation form​

For information about making a gift of stocks or bonds and establishing an endowment or a planned gift, please contact ACE’s Advancement Office at or 202-939-9385.

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To make a one-time gift or pledge, please continue by making a tax-deductible donation online!


View the brochure to learn how your gift can make a difference.


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