Cary Center Multigenerational Initiatives


Established in 2002, the Women’s Philanthropy Board is the flagship division of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and serves as the basis for the Cary Center’s adult programming along with it's initiatives The Phils, WPB Mentee program, and Student Philanthropy Board. The mission of WPB is to educate, enable, and empower individuals to: develop their full leadership potential; achieve independence as financial decision-makers and donors; mentor future generation of philanthropists; and broaden the base of financial support for the College of Human Sciences.


Cary Center collegiate initiatives are a response to the growing need to educate, enable, and equip the next generation of leaders in the financial, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors. Through academic offerings, including a unique Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Minor curriculum, as well as service learning experiences via the Student Philanthropy Board and Volunteers in Philanthropy, Auburn students are challenged to to reach their full potential.


Cary Center youth outreach programs nurture participants’ imaginations and encourage compassion for others, while providing opportunities to gain leadership experience, learn money smart skills, serve as positive role models, and take part in service activities. Camp iCare and REAL Cents REAL Change are trademarked programs that empower and encourage youth ages 6 to 18 to make a difference in the world.