Ohio Business and Professional Women’s Retirement Foundation

Founded June 18, 1966

Our organization was originally established to support the public spaces at two retirement homes supported by Ohio Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. One facility was in Toledo and the other was in Cincinnati. Many things have changed in the last 52 years and so have we.  The two facilities have been sold but our purpose continues to be providing support to retirement housing non-profit facilities through grants and gifts.

New this year is an increase in the grant amount to $700 per region and a $1000 scholarship for women pursing nursing. By supporting the retirement housing facilities and a scholarship in nursing, we are supporting women who are starting their careers and women at the sunset of their lives living in low income/subsidized housing.

Women’s Retirement Foundation has increased its funding to offer one $700 grant per region to support a non-profit, low income/ subsidized senior housing facility. Each local in a region may submit a request; one local from each region will be chosen to receive the grant. Remember this is not for a nursing home and even though the facility may operate under a 501c3, they have to prove they have low income/subsidized housing for seniors. Application for a grant is accepted anytime until the deadline, April 20, 2019. The following information may be downloaded at your convenience. Each local and region president has a copy of this information.

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2018-2019 Exhibit A Criteria BPW OHIO Women’s Retirement Foundation

2018-2019 Exhibit B $700 Grant Application BPW OH Women’s Retirement Foundation


Women’s Retirement Foundation is offering one $1,000.00 nursing scholarship state-wide.  Deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2019.  The scholarship will be announced at our annual conference. The forms will also be sent to all local presidents.

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2018-2019 Nursing Scholarship Application BPW OHIO Women’s Retirement Foundation

The Ohio Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Foundation believes in helping women. Through this scholarship, the foundation feels that this is a way of keeping with the tradition of “women helping women”.

If you have any questions concerning any of the above documents, please contact Mary Ann Dutro at madutrobpw@gmail.com.

Mary Ann Dutro, President
Ohio Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Foundation Board