Donate during our Women’s History Month fundraising campaign.

How many phenomenal women do you know? Your mom who wiped your nose and your tears since you were little. Your ride-or-die bestie who is always just a phone call away. Your colleague who makes your job easier – and more fun. Your mentor who laid a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow. That woman – or women – who made you believe in yourself, and helped make you who you are today. They shine. And they’ve helped you shine. 

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, let them know how you feel about them AND help Michigan Women Forward’s mission.

Tell Her ‘She Shines’


For every dollar that a man earns, women earn 18 cents less (Pew Research Center). Let’s bridge that gap!

Donate $18 for a ‘She Shines’ Digital Card Emailed Directly to Them from You

For your $18 donation:

  • We’ll send a “She Shines” Digital Card to the woman you are honoring, letting her know that you have made a donation to our organization to recognize her brilliance.

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  • You’ll help us celebrate and invest in Michigan women. Your donation supports our mission to celebrate the achievements of women leaders, provide funding and support to female entrepreneurs and advocate for women across our state.


For every 100 men promoted to managing positions, 87 women are promoted (Lean In). Let’s reclaim that sad stat!

Donate $87 for a ‘She Shines’ Print Card Mailed to Their Home or Business

For your $87 donation:

  • We’ll mail a “She Shines” Print Card to the woman you are honoring, letting her know that you have made a donation to our organization to recognize her brilliance.

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  • You’ll help us celebrate and invest in Michigan women. Your donation supports our mission to celebrate the achievements of women leaders, provide funding and support to female entrepreneurs and advocate for women across our state.


About Michigan Women Forward’s Mission

Michigan Women Forward was founded in 1986 by Mary Jo Pulte and a group of 30 determined women. At the time, only 3% of philanthropic dollars went to causes that improved the lives of women and girls. Their goal was to improve that imbalance and work toward a brighter future for Michigan women.

The organization – named Michigan Women’s Foundation at its founding – became the only public, statewide foundation dedicated to championing the economic prospects and professional accomplishments of Michigan women.

In the past 38 years, we have worked to make Michigan a state where women feel empowered to pursue their passions and have equal opportunity to succeed in those pursuits.

We expand possibilities through our celebrations and recognition of female leaders and trailblazers. We invest in the dreams of female and BIPOC entrepreneurs. We create opportunities for ALL.

Our work has positive ripples. When we inspire women and invest in minority entrepreneurs, we transform our culture and our state. We don’t just move Michigan Women Forward. We move Michigan Forward.

Your donation is one of the crucial building blocks of the work we do today and tomorrow.