We Value our Traditions . . .
Founded in 1897, the Naperville Woman's Club (NWC) is one of the longest-standing organizations in Naperville. The club represents six generations of women whose goal was and is to enrich their community, form friendships, and engage in lifelong learning. The NWC has played a part in the development of many Naperville institutions, including Nichols Library, Naper School, and Edward Hospital. In 1925, the Club purchased the German Evangelical People's Church building to use as a meeting and gathering space. In 2011, the Naperville City Council designated the facility as a Local Landmark.
We are proud to support the arts. We host the longest running Fine Art Fair in Illinois along with sponsoring a Young Adult Art Contest which showcases the talent of our local high school students. We love being a part of the Naperville Community and being a part of the Municipal Band's Ice Cream Social.
Together we promote education by annually awarding scholarships to North Central College, College of DuPage, and our local high schools. But most importantly we gratified that we continue to donate funds to local and national charities. Read more about our Philanthropic work and contributions on our Philanthropy page.
But We also Try New Things . . .
New programs are planned by the Programs Committee that educate, inform or simply delight our membership. We choose a focus charity each spring. SamaraCare Counseling was chosen for the 2018-2019 year.
We continue to look for new fundraising activities to raise funds for our philanthropic endeavors. New in 2017 was our Witches Night Out Naperville. We were pleased to raise over $20,000 at this October event, and even more thrilled as we raised $42,000 in 20198! Excitement continues as we wait to reveal the funds raised by Women to Help Women and Others in Need at our 2019 event! Look for an announcement in May. Tickets will go on sale in July.
We Appreciate our Board's Leadership. . .
President, Donna Shaw
1st Vice President, Leadership, Sandra Baker McKeon
2nd Vice President, Membership, Mary Skroch
3rd Vice President, Communications/Public Relations, Laura Caldwell
Secretary, Nancy de la Hoz
Treasurer, Karen Smolinski
Arts, Janet Coffey
Education, Wendy Piepho
Public Issues, Sherry Tuszynski
Facilities, Jennifer Kashur
Meetings, Pam Cieslak
Program, Geri Armitage & Marge Holmes
Ways & Means, Dawn Dau
We are a Member of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs
Naperville Woman's Club has been affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs since 1926. The General Federation represents clubs in more than a dozen countries and over 100,000 members. As a member of GFWC, we are also members of GFWC-Illinois, District 5.
To find out more about GFWC click here.