Office ofAdvancement

Celebrating Women

Women's Center

The Women's Center provides opportunities for women to gather, network, overcome barriers and achieve their goals. For 20 years, the Women's Center has been able to provide a safe place for women, advocacy, scholarships and education on women's issues.

Women's Center Fund

Help us advance gender equity and ensure future PLU students can benefit from the Women’s Center. Gifts to this fund will provide support for the Women's Center as they work to promote gender equity, social justice and change through events, awareness campaigns and volunteer/internship opportunities.

The Katherine Kandel and Elizabeth Oleksak Scholarship Endowment

The Katherine Kandel and Elizabeth Oleksak Scholarship promotes the importance and influence of women in community. The lead gift for this scholarship endowment was donated by PLU Anthropology Professor and Founding Women's and Gender Studies Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Brusco in honor of her grandmothers’ courage and spirit. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to a PLU student committed to supporting the Women’s Center's mission through research or programming.

Your support of these funds is what allows PLU to continue our promotion of women's rights, gender equity and social justice in our community and around the world.