Cary Center Multigenerational Initiatives


The Women’s Philanthropy Board is the flagship program of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. Its mission is to inspire, educate and enable individuals to develop their full leadership potential, achieve independence as financial decision-makers and donors, and serve as mentors for future philanthropists.

WPB also practices collective philanthropy through its support of student scholarships and programmatic grants to the College of Human Sciences.


The Cary Center Nonprofit Affiliate Program fosters a community of educators, professionals, organizations and students who have a desire to embody philanthropy, nonprofit studies and leadership in their professional and personal lives. We provide professional development and networking opportunities to members to include Mix & Mingles, the Cary Center Volunteer Internship & Career Fair – Meet Me at the VIC – and the Cary Center Nonprofit Summit.

Volunteers in Philanthropy encourages, supports and enhances volunteerism through leadership education and community service. The VIP empowers participants to make a positive impact by educating them in volunteerism, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.

The Student Philanthropy Board encourages, supports and empowers college students to reach their full potential and make a lasting impact through service learning opportunities. The Cary Center engages in research designed to understand and improve the impact of nonprofits, the importance of philanthropy and the value of understanding money management.

The Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Minor and Major educates undergraduate students as participants in philanthropy and leaders empowered in the nonprofit process. Philanthropy and Nonprofit Minor and Major students become competitive candidates for careers and graduate education.


Cary Center Youth Programs provide educational services for youth (ages 4-18) focusing on character development, financial literacy and philanthropic engagements. Through each unique learning initiative, youth develop their leadership and giving skills while making a positive impact on others. The Cary Center Youth Programs provide diverse learning curriculums, outreach opportunities and instructional/training materials.

Camp iCare and REAL Cents REAL Change are trademarked programs and iCare Kids is a service-marked program in Auburn University's College of Human Sciences' Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.