Past Events

  • April 8, 2019: AWP Planning Meeting

    AWP Planning Meeting

    Visionary and Champion members only.

    Monday, April 8, 2019
    Alumni Living Room, Loyola Marymount University

    Guest Speaker:
    Bryant Keith Alexander, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts

  • Friday, March 1, 2019: Speaker Series featuring Busy Philipps

    Speaker Series

    Friday, March 1, 2019
    Life Sciences Building Auditorium 

    Featured Speaker: Busy Philipps

    New York Times best-selling author, actress and television host, Busy Philipps, was the featured speaker at the second annual Alliance of Women Philanthropist Speaker Series.

    While attending Loyola Marymount University, Philipps was cast in her breakout role in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's critically praised series, "Freaks and Geeks." She went on to appear in numerous acclaimed and award-winning television series including a recurring role on "ER" and a series regular on "Dawson's Creek."

    In the fall of 2018, Philipps released a collection of humorous autobiographical essays in her book "This Will Only Hurt A Little." It became a New York Times Best-Seller in the first week and offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that can be found on her social media pages. She also began hosting her own late-night talk show, "Busy Tonight" on E! network.

    Busy Philipps filmed a segment for her show while on campus, with fellow former LMU classmate, Colin Hanks.

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  • February 21, 2019: AWP Women in Leadership Honorees

    AWP Women in Leadership Honorees

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    AWP was recognized for Women in Leadership during the LMU Women's Basketball game. 

  • January 23, 2019: Journalism in Today's Political Climate Media Panel

    Journalism in Today's Political Climate Media Panel

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Annenberg PetSpace, Playa Vista

    Featured panelists Ron Brownstein (political correspondent and analyst), Ana Kasparian (Co-Host and producer of The Young Turks”) and Sara Sidner (CNN and CNN International correspondent) discussed journalism in today's political climate. The panel was moderated Carol Costello, journalist, LMU’s first lady, and AWP honorary chair. Attendees had the opportunity to network with the panelists at a reception following the panel.

    The Alliance of Women Philanthropists (AWP) sponsored event was FREE for students, members of AWP and their guests.

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  • January 23, 2019: AWP Planning Meeting

    AWP Planning Meeting

    Visionary and Champion members only.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Annenberg PetSpace, Playa Vista

    Guest Speakers:
    Carol Costello, LMU Journalism lecturer and AWP Honorary Chair
    Dr. Eric Strauss, President's Professor of Biology at LMU and Executive Director of the LMU Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)

    AWP Members enjoyed a private tour of PetSpace prior to the meeting. 

  • October 21, 2018: Women in Athletics

    Women in Athletics

    Sunday, October 21, 2018
    St. Supéry Estate Tasting Salon

    The 5th Annual Women in Athletics event was held at St. Supéry Estate Tasting Salon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Mark Jones, ESPN Sportscaster and P ‘22, served as the Master of Ceremonies.  Guest had the opportunity to meet LMU coaches, alumni and parents while enjoying an interactive experience which included wine tasting with enhanced aromatherapy stations, a silent auction and gift basket raffle.

  • August 30, 2018: AWP Planning Meeting

    AWP Planning Meeting

    Visionary and Champion members only.

    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Speaker: S.W. Tina Choe, Ph.D., Dean of Seaver College of Science & Engineering

  • June 11, 2018: AWP Annual Meeting

    AWP Annual Meeting

    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Newport Beach, CA

    Visionary and Champion members only.

  • March 21, 2018: Inaugural Speaker Series featuring Gretchen Carlson

    Inaugural Speaker Series

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Life Sciences Building Auditorium

    Featured Speaker: Gretchen Carlson

    Television journalist and author, Gretchen Carlson, whose fight against workplace sexual harassment helped spark a national discussion about female empowerment and activism was the inaugural guest speaker for the Alliance of Women Philanthropists (AWP) Speaker Series.

    Named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2017, Carlson is the author of, "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back," in which she shares her experiences and those of other women who have reached out to her.

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  • October 15, 2017: Women in Athletics

    Women in Athletics

    Sunday, October 15, 2017
    Santa Anita Park

    The 4th Annual Women in Athletics event was held at Santa Anita Park where guests met LMU coaches, student-athletes, alumni, parents and fans during the Day at the Races.