Club of Danbury/New Fairfield, Inc., was founded
in 1982 by twenty civic-minded charter members. It is
a non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit organization whose
object is to unite women in the community in fellowship for
the advancement of education and philanthropy. This
goal is achieved by promoting volunteer service and common
interests in civic, cultural, and educational programs.
Fellowship includes museum trips, luncheons, bridge,
canasta, golf, bowling, book and movie discussion groups and
many other activities.
is interested in making a difference in people’s lives.
All members assist in raising funds to donate to community
projects. Since 1982, the community has received over
$535,748 in donations and awards from the Philanthropic
Committee. Some major projects included A Dream
Auction for The Arts benefiting five area arts
organizations - the Charles Ives Center for The Arts, The
Danbury Music Center, Candlewood Playhouse, Danbury Museum
and Historical Society and the Richter Association for the
Arts. A Designer Showcase was held at Tarrywile Mansion to
enable its transformation into a viable community center.
Annual garden parties raised additional money to renew the
historic gardens at Tarrywile.
Recent poinsettia sales have
enabled the Club to respond generously to the needs of the
community. Financial support has been given to many
agencies including the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury,
Literacy Volunteers, I Can Home of Ann’s Place, Candlewood
Lake Authority, United Way Imagination Library, Regional
Hospice, Danbury and New Fairfield Libraries, and many
Emphasizing education, WCDNF awards scholarships to area high school graduates and also
sponsors students for Laurel Girls State. Since 1982, total
value of these scholarships is over
a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one
of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer