The Women’s Philanthropy Council has selected Richard Barrows as a recipient of its 2007 Champion Award. Barrows is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Applied Economics and former Associate Dean for Academic Student Academic Affairs — now Undergraduate Programs and Services — in CALS.The Women’s Philanthropy Council Champion Awards, initiated in 2005, honor one man and one woman whose commitment and effort have advanced the status of women at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barrows is being recognized for his efforts to develop and support the WISE Residential Project. Also being recognized is Jennifer Sheridan for her work as Executive and Research Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute.
As a Champion Award recipient, Barrows will have an opportunity to direct a $5000 Women’s Philanthropy Council contribution to the campus initiative of his choice.
The awards will be presented at the Women’s Philanthropy Council’s 8th Biennial Forum on Philanthropy, on Thursday, 8 November.
Founded in 1988 as the Council on Women’s Giving, the Women’s Philanthropy Council has pioneered new national standards for women as philanthropists. The Council is the first major gift organization for women at a co-ed educational institution.