"How many of you have wives; how many of you 
have daughters; how many of you have sisters?
And I know you all have mothers...
What do you do to help them stay healthy?"

Dr. Doris A. Howell

Imagine the difference you can make when you give emerging researchers the financial support they need to begin discovering how to improve women's health. Thanks to the Friends of Howell, the Foundation has provided 252 research scholarships and contributed over $725,225 dollars towards boosting undergraduate student research efforts.  In turn the students' initial discovery pathways will lead to answering complex health questions and finally helping to find preventions, to slow down or even cure diseases. Additionally, contributions support the Howell Foundation's other 2 focus areas: Community Engagement and Educational events.

The Friends of Howell are those who donate funds to keep this vital support thriving. Whether an individual, a foundation, or a corporation, your involvement and giving are exactly what are needed to make a difference.

Individual Donors

Becoming a Friend of Howell can be as easy as attending our events! Personal pledges from generous individual donors like you are the lifeblood of our organization as they help us achieve our mission of "Keeping the Women We Love Healthy."


Corporate and Foundation Contribution

In order to achieve our mission of "Keeping the Women We Love Healthy," we need the generous support of corporations and foundations in San Diego who are committed to community involvement and strong corporate citizenship. We graciously accept pledges from companies and foundations of all sizes and in all sectors. The collective support is vital to helping us promote women's health research and education.


Planned Giving

If you would like to continue your legacy through education and research on women’s health, then please consider us in your planned giving efforts. Explore the giving alternatives that best serve your goals and needs here.



  1. Providing grants for women's health research to promising undergraduates
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  2. Sponsoring symposia, learning luncheons and other educational outreach mechanisms concerning women's health and related issues.
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