Biondi Copeland Family Fund



The VOICES Retreat: A diverse group of women from across campus in meaningful dialogue and coalition-building around identity, spirituality, and social justice.



Alumna Nancy Chi Cantalupo (F’95, L’03, first Director of the Women’s Center) joined us for our second lecture. Professor Cantalupo discussed the future of Title IX and sexual violence prevention on college campuses


The Women’s Center announced the establishment of the Biondi Copeland Family Fund in February 2014. Gianna Biondi (C’85) and John Copeland (C’84) are committed to women’s and gender issues and are providing resources to support the WAGE (Women Advancing Gender Equity) Fellowship, leadership retreats, conference attendance, and other programs and initiatives that support women’s leadership and the larger community of Hoya women. 

The Biondi Copeland Family Fund 2016-2017

Due to the generous gift of the Biondi Copeland Family Fund, we were able to organize and support the following educational programs and experiences:

  • The Biondi Copeland Lecture Series on Women in Higher Education, featuring President Patricia McGuire and President Linda LeMura
  • The Biondi Copeland Lecture Series on Women in Higher Education, featuring Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo
  • Elect Her with AAUW and Running Start: A training for college students to run for elected office and leadership roles on campus
  • Are You Ready: Annual sexual assault and violence awareness program
  • WAGE meetings led by staff and alumni mentors
  • VOICES Retreat at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center with CMEA and Campus Ministry
  • VOICES Reunion Dinner
  • Annual Women’s History Month programs and events focused on gender, leadership, and intersections of identity
  • Writing Bravely Creative Writing Workshop with Georgetown University Library
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Annual Conference
  • Wellness in 2017 Office Hours
  • From Locker-Room Comments to Online Abuse: A Panel with Jessica Luther, Soraya Chemaly, and Dave Zirin
  • Denim Day for Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Feminist Roundtable Dialogue Series
  • Break the Stigma event to promote wellness and address mental health issues on campus
  • Support for the BRAVE Summit
  • Support for the OWN IT Summit
  • Support for Reventón Latino
  • International Women’s Day Celebration
  • Audre Lorde film screening with Women and Gender Studies

Students attended the following conferences:

  • Creating Change Conference
  • National HIV Prep Summit
  • OWN IT