Why Give

Did you know that women only hold approximately 30% of executive positions at the nation’s colleges and universities? By supporting HERS, you are helping to close that gender equity gap.

Since the founding in 1972, HERS has made great strides in chipping away at visible and invisible barriers to senior leadership positions in higher education for women. Every year, another woman rises in the ranks and we continue to see institutional “firsts” — of deanships, presidencies, vice presidencies, provost roles, and other comparable titles filled by women and women of color. We still have work to do — but we believe we’ll achieve true parity soon, with your help.

100% of your money supports the advancement of women leaders in higher education through the development and delivery of HERS programs.

By donating to HERS you are directly supporting the mission to create and sustain a diverse community of women leaders through leadership and career development programs, with a core commitment to achieving greater equity, inclusivity and excellence in higher education.

Please consider donating to HERS now, so HERS can support more leaders in 2023 and beyond. Contributions to HERS support scholarships for HERS Leadership Institute (HLI) participants, recruitment of diverse program participants, and program research and delivery.

One HERS alum had this to say about the scholarship support she received:

scholarship testimonial

For more stories of impact, visit: https://www.tribute.co/hersnetwork/


Ways to Give

Every gift matters, and your generosity makes a difference!

There are many ways to give, and some gift opportunities even provide income and tax benefits to you. All donations to the HERS, a 501(c)(3) organization, are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have questions, please contact us: [email protected] or (303) 871-6866

Other Ways to Give:

Donate Online or by Check

Please make checks payable to HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) and send them securely to our address.

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services)
The Chambers Center
1901 E. Asbury Ave., Suite 220
Denver, CO 80208

Outright Gifts

Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks and/or bonds), IRA distributions (such as the required minimum distribution (RMD)) may be gifted to HERS with tax benefits for you.

Sustaining Support

Become a sustaining HERS legacy donor by contributing $25/month for one year or more.

We will let you know when you hit your one-year mark and with your permission, you’ll be recognized in our quarterly newsletter.

Tribute and memorial giving

Honor your HLI cohort, HERS colleagues, and/or memorialize friends or family by making a gift to HERS.  Please include their name(s) on the online donation form or write their name(s) on the memo line of your check.

As an alumna, make a gift in honor of your cohort by writing in your graduation year and location.

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts are documented gifts that are promised in the future. The most common types of planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, real estate, and retirement plan assets. Contact a member of the HERS team to get started.

Matching Gifts

You and your family members may be able to double the impact of your donation through a matching gift program. Many organizations match donations made by their current and retired employees to nonprofits. Your organization’s charitable arm, HR office and/or plan administrator are typically the best place to find forms and specific requirements.

HERS Federal Tax ID: 83-0395730

Sponsor a HERS Leadership Institute Participant

You can support the advancement of one or more women to attend HERS signature leadership program. For additional information regarding sponsorship donation opportunities, please contact [email protected].