"Keeping the Women We Love Healthy"

Mission Statement: The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is dedicated to making a long-term, positive impact on women’s health.

Established in 1995, the Howell Foundation funds undergraduate scientists in their relevant women's health research and educates women to be catalysts for better family health. A core belief of The Howell Foundation is that women are usually the nucleus for their families' health and by "Keeping the Women We Love Healthy" we can make a measurable difference in so many lives.

The Foundation hosts educational events on key topics affecting women and strives to promote the importance of women being their own healthcare advocates. The Howell Foundation relies on the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations in the San Diego community to bring its mission of funding undergraduate scholarships to life.

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID # 33-0715532.

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HOWELL SPOTLIGHT UPCOMING EVENTS

San Diego, CA, November 2018.- It is with great sadness that the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research announces the passing of Dr. Doris Howell.  She passed peacefully in her sleep early in the morning on Friday, November 23, 2018, just short of her 95th birthday.  “What a remarkable soul Dr. Howell is - to have affected so much change for the community while moving many to carry her legacy forward.  We are thinking of you all as well at this time; because so many of you knew her and have supported her vision of advancing women's health research and education”, comment Board Co-chairs Abigail D’Agostino and Kathleen Franklin.   “She is an inspiration to the many who know and love her.”  Click here to see full press release on Dr. Howell's passing.


  • January 27, 2019 - Howell Foundation Night at North Coast Repertory Theatre. More info.
  • February 8, 2019 - Howell Luncheon "Women and Diabetes: Use of digital technologies in diabetes care". Save the date! More info.

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