Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL) was created to transform the lives of students at Coastal Carolina University and to make a difference in the greater community by leveraging the impact of women and their donations of time, talent and resources.
WIPL was formed in 2007 under the leadership of Coastal Carolina University First Lady Terri DeCenzo (left) with faculty and staff and some of the area’s leading philanthropists and business professionals, all of whom were committed to supporting the University through collective giving and annual donations. The pooled donations provide scholarships to deserving Coastal Carolina University students and support leadership programs and opportunities for women across disciplines.
WIPL has awarded $140,000 in scholarships to 102 students. In 2013 the endowed scholarship fund passed the $100,000 mark and now supports a $5,000 scholarship each year; the first WIPL Legacy Endowed Scholarship was awarded for Fall 2014. In addition, the Mr. Scott Pyle and Dr. Pamela Pyle "Make a Difference" Scholarship has been awarded for the past two academic years, and awards have supported two students to study global women’s leadership at the prestigious Washington Internship Institute.
Since 2010 the Women’s Leadership Conference has featured more than 225 world-class speakers and the Celebration of Inspiring Women has recognized 30 women whose lives have made a significant impact in South Carolina, the nation and the world. The fifth annual Conference and Celebration will be held February 12-13, 2015.
To learn how you may become involved, please contact us by email or call 843-349-5037 or 843-349-2002.
Part of WIPL’s mission is to foster leadership opportunities for Coastal Carolina University students. WIPL invites requests for funding for programs or events that are aligned with our mission and vision, and support the academic and/or co-curricular programs of the University.
To apply, complete the WIPL Request for Funding and submit it to the WIPL office in the Singleton Building 102.
A request may be funded in whole or in part based upon available funds. The WIPL Board of Directors will consider and vote on requests in order of receipt.