Women in Philanthropy

Women taking the lead in regional philanthropy


Women have have often played a prominent role in our region's charitable giving.

The estate of Maybelle Y. McMahon created Foundation For The Carolinas' first planned gift in 1965. Lucille Finch Jones opened the first FFTC scholarship fund in 1979 - a fund that continues to support students attending Queens University of Charlotte. And even more recently, retired home economics teacher Louise Slade established a planned gift that will eventually support her favorite causes.

Read about other inspirational women who have created planned gifts and giving funds, ensuring support for charitable causes now and for future generations.