Mission Statement

The mission of the Federation of Houston Professional Women Educational Foundation (FHPWEF) is to award scholarships and gifts to aid and advance the education and knowledge of women in the community.

Governing Board

The Foundation Governing Board includes the current Federation President and President-Elect plus up to ten EF board members. The board members are nominated by a committee consisting of the FHPW EF President and one appointed member from the Educational Foundation Board and the current FHPW President. The Foundation’s voting body for election of annual officers is the Foundation Governing Board and the Federation Board of Directors.


Founded in 1993, FHPW EF received non-profit status under IRS Code Section 501(c) 3 in 1994 and continues to be a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Since 2000, the Foundation has given in excess of $275,000 in scholarships and educational grants to women and young girls in the greater Houston area.

Ways to contribute to the Educational Foundation

  • Organizations (particularly those which do not have IRS non-profit status) make scholarship contributions to FHPW EF, then FHPW EF selects and awards the scholarship(s) according to the contributing organization’s guidelines
  • Individuals and organizations make outright gifts to FHPW EF
  • Randall’s Good Neighbor Program, code #1736
  • Attend the FHPW Annual Gala and participate in the Silent Auction

For more information about the Educational Foundation – making donations, supporting activities or our ongoing scholarship program – send an email to ef@fhpw.org or complete the form on the Contact the EF page.

For more information on scholarships and the selection criteria, see the scholarship application.

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