Lang Legacy Fund

An Opportunity For Friends to Make a Difference

The Lang Legacy Fund was established to honor Catalyst’s third president, Ilene H. Lang, and her legacy of inspiring leadership. 

Ilene led Catalyst from September 2003 until her retirement in December 2013. She was the first Catalyst president with a business background, having been a high-tech and internet executive in both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies. With global executive experience in fast-paced innovative markets, she recognized that, to increase mission impact among its global corporate members, Catalyst needed to adopt emerging technologies, globalize, and virtualize. 

Financial gifts to the Lang Legacy Fund sustain the growth she directed and honor her impact on the world of women and business. They will have an immediate effect on Catalyst’s ability to create and nurture our strategic programs to their full potential. 

Allocate your gift toward one or more of four categories:
  • Advancing Women of Color/Visible Minorities: As minorities in both gender and race, women of color/visible minorities face specific challenges that are distinct from those faced by white women, and that often require different solutions. A gift to this initiative will support our groundbreaking research into the experiences of women of color/visible minorities and the development of relevant, actionable strategies for building work cultures that include all women.
  • Building Partnerships With Men: Evidence suggests leaders who are more skilled at inclusion score higher on overall effectiveness. Men—and white men in particular—play a critical role in creating inclusive workplaces. Yet too often men are an untapped resource in gender initiatives. A gift to this initiative will ensure Catalyst can continue our innovative Engaging Men research, convene issue experts and business leaders around the world, and expand MARC, our online community of male champions.
  • Inclusive Leadership e-Learning: Catalyst is adapting our research and solutions into an actionable e-learning leadership development program. Based on the best principles of adult learning, using interactive exercises, women and men will learn how to foster innovation by fully engaging the talents of a diverse workforce. A gift to this initiative will support the creation of courses on topics such as: Interpersonal Skills for Inclusive Leaders; Engaging Women and Men as Allies for Inclusion; and Shaping Your Path to Success.
  • Area of Greatest Need: A general support gift to Catalyst enables us to do what we do best: change workplaces and lives so that women and employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive. 

Donate Now

Mail a check made payable to Catalyst Inc., specifying the initiative you would like to support, to:

Katherine Cross
120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Double or triple the impact of your gift at no additional cost. Please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched through a matching gift program. Gifts made through the Lang Legacy Fund to Catalyst, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are fully tax-deductible. Your donation will be listed in Catalyst's Annual Report. You will be emailed formal acknowledgment of your gift.