The Woman's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield


History

 

The Woman’s 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.

WCDNF 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 $512,337 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 others. 

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 $189,645.

WCDNF is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations. 

 

 

 

 
 

Woman's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield - member GFWC