Ways To Give Options - Women's Giving Circle

The Women's Giving Circle is a group of women who believe they can do more together than as individuals. The group desires to have real and sustainable impact on health care in Kingston.

Without funding many important research projects can't go from concept to implementation. There is incredible potential being nurtured in our medical research community. The Women's Giving Circle can help support the brilliant and creative minds working within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care. 


  • To build a sustainable fund to support research at KHSC and Providence Care.
  • To foster an enduring membership of women with varying backgrounds, interests and perspectives.
  • To grant funds to support health-care research projects.
  • To promote community awareness of the medical research happening in Kingston.


  • A fall luncheon and presentation to vote on the research project which will receive funds.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour in the winter led by a leading medical researcher.
  • A spring luncheon and presentation to grant the funds raised through the Women's Giving Circle.

How it works

The Women’s Giving Circle annual membership is $500. There is also an annual membership of $250 for those under the age of 40.

Donations can be single remittance or regular monthly payments. If you would like to pay cash or cheque, please contact the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation at 613-549-5452 or email foundation@uhkf.ca.

Join the UHKF Women’s Giving Circle group today!

What we’ve accomplished

Since allocating our first grants in 2013, the Women's Giving Circle has raised over $415,000 for research projects with 100% of the funds raised staying in Kingston. These grants fund a diverse range of areas such as chronic pain management, neurological diseases, palliative and critical care/end-of life, mental health and more.

Hear what past researchers have to say!

2023/24 Women's Giving Circle Newsletters

Spring 2023
Summer 2023
Fall 2023
Spring 2024

What some of our members have to say…

Your gift makes an enormous difference in the lives of thousands of people in our region who benefit from the groundbreaking health research that takes place within our hospitals and in collaboration with Queen’s Health Sciences.” – Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean, Queen’s Health Sciences & Director, School of Medicine and CEO, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization

“ Being a member of the Women’s Giving Circle combines philanthropy, engaging the future of health care in our community, and lunching with friends. I am proud to be a part of this extraordinary group of women.” – Shannon Bennett-Parisotto

“Research is the way to ensure innovation and progress in medicine – in practical applications and in the treatment of disease.” – Evelyn Maizen

Luncheons generously sponsored by

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