The Westport Woman's Club

The Westport Woman’s Club, founded in 1907, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.

 

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On the evening of April 29 and the afternoon of April 30 only, the Westport Woman’s Club’s Art Show fundraiser, curated by Miggs Burroughs, returns to Bedford Hall. Art Show chair Jo Luscombe notes that this year’s show builds on last year’s success and continues the long WWC tradition of partnering with local artists to generate sales for them and funds for local scholarships. Because this year’s show again features multiple works by 14 artists, across an array of media, and at attractive price points, there’s something for everyone.

Featured artists include Nina Bentley, Miggs Burroughs, Linn Cassetta, Susan Fehlinger, Karen Ford, Julie Leff, Jane Lubin, Marjorie Poe, Dorothy Robertshaw, Peter Saverine, Jo Titsworth, Jarvis Wilcox, Tammy Winser, and Florence Zolan. Continue Reading

Sophie Helenek was the speaker at the WWC March Club Day Luncheon.  Sophie intertwined her mountaineering experience of climbing and reaching the top of Mt. Everest, with her financial-analyst skills in a fascinating presentation at the Westport Women’s Club. Her enthralling story captivated the audience. Continue Reading

The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman’s Club invites local non-profit organizations to apply by March 1, 2017 for up to $5,000 in one-time funding of a 2017 project involving social services, health, safety, the arts or education. Key selection criteria include: a high-profile initiative that makes a continuing difference in the community and enhances the WWC name. Recent Ruegg Grant recipients include Project Return, Earthplace, ITN Coastal CT and Wakeman Town Farm. Continue Reading

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The Westport Woman’s Club offers a Scholarship to an outstanding adult enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. The award will be based on financial need and applicant goals upon program completion. Applications are due by April 10, 2017. Please call the Westport Women’s Club at (203) 227-4240 if you have any questions.

Click here to print an application (adult scholarship application)

Our small farewell party for Karen Eickhoff, one of the founding members of the WWC Curio Cottage together with Jackie Froelich. Karen will be moving to Saratoga Springs, NY.

Thank you, Karen. Your hard work, loving care and generous spirit has helped make our Curio Cottage the success it is. Thanks from all of us at The Westport Woman’s Club! Continue Reading

The Westport Woman’s Club is currently accepting grant applications from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Please click here for Grant Application.  Please click here for Grant Application.

The due date for applications to be submitted is October 31, 2016.

MANY THANKS to our WWC 2016 Scholarship Committee for a memorable Awards Program, along with the organizers of the Awards Breakfast:  Arlene Thrope, Chair, Mary Attanasio, Barbara Szefc, Barbara Raffel, Sandy Attwood.

Marilyn Killough, the WWC’s 2016 Most Active Member, presented the Most Active Member Scholarship. Continue Reading

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The Garden Club was busy today making beautiful flower arrangements at their Valentine’s Day Workshop. Continue Reading

The Garden Room is preparing beautiful fresh wreaths, swags and boxwood trees for the holidays.  To guarantee availability, please submit your order by Friday, November 18, 2016.  Click here for:  Order Form.

The WWC Garden Department traveled to Old Lyme, CT to the Griswold House. A Faerie Village was set up which included 31 little villages from all over the world.

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At April Club Day, Marilyn Killough (left) accepted this year’s Most Active Member Award, in appreciation for running Cultural Affairs bus trips to Broadway Shows and museums for over 30 years. A scholarship in her name will be awarded this spring to a graduating Staples HS senior. Standing with Marilyn is Susan Hricik, Director of Membership.

Just another invitation to think about working one, or more, shifts at the Curio Cottage. With so many workers taking vacations, we really need extra workers during this time…and it really is fun! Hope to see many new workers.

Just let our Office Manager, and Jackie Froelich, Lorraine Feliciano or Susan Loselle know and we will put your name on the sub list.  Thank you.