Women Leading Philanthropy

About Women Leading Philanthropy

Women Leading Philanthropy (WLP) transformed by Skye Planning Group is a group of engaged, community-minded women that create meaningful change and advancements in health care by supporting leading-edge women’s initiatives at Royal University Hospital.

A New Kind of Philanthropy

At RUH Foundation, WLP is a unique and focused type of giving circle. This brand new program is active, participative, empowering, and involves donors in the decision-making processes. RUH Foundation’s WLP engages a network of like-­minded women of varying age, ethnicity, and circumstance who want to provoke change in health care.

Through the WLP program, female philanthropists are connected to female physicians, specialists and other medical professionals at RUH who are positioned to innovate and educate for change.

Funding New Possibilities in Health Care

Designed to challenge the norm, WLP concentrates on innovative women’s health-care projects through a process of engaged, collective, and active philanthropy where donors are empowered to make funding decisions. Donors of WLP are poised to make a meaningful impact by concentrating their personal giving to this program through a generous annual gift or through convenient monthly donations.

While funding for basic programs, training, research and equipment at RUH is covered through the general health authority budget, specialization and innovation is driven by individual support through donations to the RUH Foundation.

United in their commitment to innovation and change, WLP donors select and fund a women’s health initiative that makes an impact and shapes the future care of patients and families at RUH.

Working together, members of the WLP program will empower women to actively transform health care in Saskatchewan; now and in the future.

$100,000 WLP Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Brown Broderick the recipient of the 2021 WLP $100,000 grant! A practicing engineer, Dr. Jennifer Brown Broderick, MSc ENG, MD, FRCSC, DABOG, later shifted to medicine, graduating from the University of Alberta in 2009. Having completed her residency and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Ottawa, she practiced for 4 years in Rochester, NY before returning to Canada. A gynecologic oncologist in Saskatoon and assistant professor of oncology at the University of Saskatchewan, she currently directs several clinical trials as primary investigator, including Saskatchewan’s first in gynecologic oncology. Her project, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Self-Sampling for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening in Underserved Saskatchewan Women will transform the lives of women and their families in Saskatchewan!

For information or to apply for a Women Leading Philanthropy $100,000 grant, please click here


The next WLP meeting is on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  Watch your inbox or check out the Facebook page for an invitation to join us virtually!

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How to Join

To join RUH Foundation’s WLP, please complete the Member Registration form and email to info@ruhf.org!

More Information

For more information about Women Leading Philanthropy at Royal University Hospital Foundation please read our Fact Sheet and/or contact:

Tricia Haugen
Development Officer, Corporate & Community Partnerships
p. 306.655.6456    e. tricia.haugen@ruhf.org

Women Leading Philanthropy Brochure