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Ericia Henry, a student at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, is the newest member of the Patterson Foundation's Fellows Program. Henry, who will earn her Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree from the school in May 2024, is from New Albany, Indianapolis.

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted services and programs that support women and girls all over the world, women’s and girls’ organizations in the U.S. received $8.8 billion in charitable giving in 2020—a 9.2% increase over 2019, according to the Women & Girls Index (WGI). But giving to these organizations still represented less than 2% of all U.S. giving that year.