Women in Philanthropy 2021

Women in Philanthropy

Event held Jan. 26, 2021

For generations, women of NDSU have led the way in their industries as creators, educators, and trailblazers by taking risks and impacting their communities. Many of these women are now paying it forward to enhance the lives of NDSU students today.

Hear stories from two of them during NDSU’s Women in Philanthropy virtual event: Virginia Clark Johnson, NDSU Trustee and former Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education at NDSU, and Brandi Niemeier ’11, associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Get expert financial and wealth management advice from Stacey Ackerman ’94, NDSU Trustee and managing director at Abbot Downing.

Becky Ruthenbeck, director of gift planning at the NDSU Foundation, leads the discussion about the positive changes women are making at NDSU through philanthropy.

If you missed the event, you can view it below:


Virginia Clark Johnson
NDSU Trustee and former Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education
NDSU Foundation and NDSU

Brandi Niemeier ’11
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Stacey Ackerman ’94
NDSU Trustee and Managing Director
NDSU Foundation and Abbot Downing

Becky Ruthenbeck
Director of Gift Planning
NDSU Foundation