Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Biography & Autobiography Women

Women Who Give Away Millions

by (author) Iris Nowell

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Oct 1996
Women, Rich & Famous, General
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 1996
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 1996
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


This book pays tribute to 14 women who donated millions of dollars to causes close to their hearts. Iris Nowell is the author of five books. Writing her 1996 book, Women Who Give Away Millions, has given her a solid foundation of philanthropy, the not-for-profit sector, and the wealthy. She has also written a memoir of Canadian artist Harold Town, and a biography of artist, filmmaker, and impassioned feminist, Joyce Wieland.

About the author

Iris Nowell is the author of six books as well as countless newspaper and magazine articles on topics ranging from sports to social issues. She was the first of the new generation of women to write on the sports pages of The Globe and Mail. Her subsequent work includes the well-received Women Who Give Away Millions: Portraits of Canadian Philanthropists and the artist biography Joyce Wieland: A Life in Art and her memoir Hot Breakfast for Sparrows: My Life with Harold Town. Nowell lives in Toronto.

Iris Nowell's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"There is much food for thought in Nowell's look at how and why people give away money."

Canadian Book Review Annual

"an enlightening look into the heart of extraordinary individuals."

The Villager

"a book well worth reading, both for the sheer human interest of the stories Nowell has to tell, and for the implications of her stories for social policy decisions that we will all have to contend with over the next decade."

Vancouver Sun

Other titles by Iris Nowell