How Your Support Helps

The generous support of of our friends aids the Emily Taylor Center in carrying out its weighty mission. Private support funds the following programs & events:

Women of Distinction Calendar
Men of Merit Poster
Violence Prevention & Awareness Programming
Student Leadership Training
KU Women’s Hall of Fame Administration
The Annual Women’s Recognition Program
Breast Cancer Award & Awareness
The Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series
Educational Speakers such as Dr. Jackson Katz
Grants Supporting Mothers Returning to School
Outstanding Student Award Stipends
And So Much More!!!

A Clear Impact on Students

In recent years, we established an award for a student who has been affected by breast cancer. Here is what one of our winners,  Allison Kohn, had to say:

"I was thankful to receive the generous scholarship from the Center this last October.  Unfortunately, cancer is no stranger to my  family. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer during my freshman year of college. My mom’s  fight gave me a deeper appreciation for the relationship I had with her and with others fighting the disease.

Now cancer-free for almost two years, my mom has not lost her resilience or love of life. Her selflessness and enthusiasm for helping others are inspiring. I hope to be as strong, brave and dedicated to my family as she is.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Award was used to pay for my textbooks as well as my tuition for the spring semester. I am a junior studying journalism and political science, hoping to pursue a career in journalism then go to law school. This award helped relieve a financial burden on my family, allowing me to focus on academic goals rather than my bank statement. I am grateful for the opportunity the Emily Taylor Center gave me, and I will forever be a supporter of those fighting cancer."

How Women's Centers Prepare Students for Life-Long Success

In 2016, the Center decided it was time to pull together research that documents how the programs we host contribute to the academic and career success of students. To read the results, check out our Statement of Purpose by Clicking Here



Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

Concerned by what you now know? Get involved today!

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