In 1920, when GFWC adopted a resolution establishing a permanent headquarters, they were looking for a space that would “be commensurate with the dignity, size and influence of the organization.” In 1922 they found such a place that would secure our presence in our nation’s capital. For the past decades, the generosity of our Regions, state federations, clubs, and individual members has allowed us to create a home at 1734 N Street, NW in Washington, D.C. that exemplifies precisely that proclamation. It is imperative that we continue to preserve this national historic landmark that has served us so well through the test of time.
Your generous Gifts to Headquarters will be designated for the repair and refurbishment of our home’s infrastructure. Targeted areas of immediate need are the magnificent main staircase and the original wood flooring and wall panels, which after nearly a century have come to show wear and tear. We ask you to consider making a donation this year. Donate online or download a donation form or contact us at 1-800-443-GFWC (4392).
Gifts to Headquarters donations will be acknowledged at the GFWC Annual Convention. Donations received prior to May before each Convention will be acknowledged in the Convention Program.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.