Give to Protect & Empower

The fight to end violence against women will not be won by the hand of one advocate, one justice or healthcare professional, or one faculty member. Winning will come when communities come together as one voice. A critical way to be part of the worldwide community of non-violence is to financially support the work of the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women.

 

To make a gift to the OPSVAW, contact:

Carol E. Jordan, Executive Director

859.218.2499

carolj@uky.edu

HOW TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS

The fight to end violence against women will not be won at the hand of one woman or one man; and it will not be achieved by one advocate, justice or healthcare professional, or by one faculty member. Peace will be achieved when communities come together with one voice that calls out for an end to battering and violence. A critical way to be part of the community of non-violence is to financially support the work of the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women. Your support allows us to give abuse survivors access to higher education as a way to lift them out of violence and poverty. Your support allows us to educate graduate students and fund their involvement in research on violence against women. Your support funds policy research and initiatives that place research findings in the hands of advocates and professionals who work every day with Kentucky families. Your support makes our work possible.

  • To discuss making a gift to the OPSVAW or learning more about our endowment efforts, contact, Carol E. Jordan, Executive Director at carolj@uky.edu.
  • To make a donation securely on-line, contact Laurie Depuy ladepu2@uky.edu.

 


CURRENT ENDOWMENT NEEDS

 

The Ashley T. Judd Endowment

In addition to the scholarships and fellowships described below, the Office of Policy Studies on Violence Against Women is presently working on an endowment project with Ashley T. Judd, an alumna of the University of Kentucky and an internationally recognized advocate for women.  The endowment will be named to honor her. Anyone interested in becoming part of the project should contact Carol E. Jordan.

“I am thrilled my beloved university is taking a vital leadership and scholarly role in addressing the exploitation of girls and women. In my worldwide travels, it has become abundantly clear to me that there will be no peace, no stability, no end to extreme poverty and its horrific consequences, until girls and women are safe from all forms of violence and injustice. Sexual, economic, educational, legal, social empowerment of girls and women is essential before real, lasting, change can even be possible. This program will honorably do its part to advance the dream of peace.”

Ashley Judd

Undergraduate Scholarships for Survivors of Violence and Abuse

Women who suffer from and survive domestic violence and sexual assault need many resources to fully recover from the experience. Too many women attempt to recover with very few resources, fleeing violence only to find themselves trapped in poverty. Education has a vital role play in helping women find pathways to a new life. The Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women is committed to supporting women's access to higher education at the University of Kentucky.

  • Women's Empowerment Scholarship:   To support women's access to higher education, the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women has created the Women's Empowerment Scholarship Program.  The goal of the program is to create five named scholarships; we currently have one active WES funded by Verizon Wireless and held by a student studying at the University of Kentucky. Endowments supporting a Women's Empowerment Scholarship are named to honor the donor and must total $100,000.  

 

Graduate Student Support: Preparing the Next Generation

The next generation of justice professionals, health and mental health professionals, advocates and academicians is found walking the paths of today's college campuses and sitting in the seats of today's classrooms. The Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women is committed to ensuring that interested students in a variety of disciplines are educated about violence against women so that they are better prepared to address patients and clients in their upcoming careers.

  • Graduate Fellowships - Graduate fellowships are awarded to outstanding graduate or professional students whose studies include some aspect of violence against women. Endowments supporting fellowships are named to honor the donor and must total $250,000.
  • Research Assistantships – Research Assistantships (RA) are awarded to outstanding graduate or professional students whose studies include some aspect of violence against women. RA’s assist the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women or other departmental faculty on research projects.  Endowments supporting fellowships are named to honor the donor and must total $250,000.

 

Other Key Program Support

The Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women hosts distinguished lecturers and speakers from across the country. Funding for named endowed lecture series, training programs for advocates and other professionals, and other projects are also in need of support.

 

 

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