The GFWC Annual Report is a snapshot in time, showcasing clubwomen’s commitment to the Federation’s mission. From partner and non-partner related community service projects that totaled nearly 100,000 in number, to the generous contribution of $20,000 for the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship, clubwomen proved in 2014-2016 that they are change agents in their individual communities, and on a national and global scale.
2016 was a year of excitement, energy, and enthusiasm as GFWC continued to empower members to open doors in their communities. Over the past year, donations of both time and money enabled GFWC to improve the lives of countless individuals and communities. Of course, this work is not done, and GFWC clubwomen look forward to starting 2017 with the knowledge that GFWC is unified to our commitment to enhancing the lives of others through service.
2014-2016 By The Numbers
Total Projects: 86,225
Volunteer Hours: 4,063,037
Dollars Donated: $16,260,725
In-Kind Dontations: $11,284,972
An eight-year Air Force veteran, Penny has been a GFWC member since 2008, and is currently serving as the club president of GFWC Helena Woman’s Club (Montana).
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 Ossoli Circle
GFWC Ossoli Circle, located in Knoxville Tennessee, was founded in 1885 as a literary society and is the oldest federated women’s club in the South. Its founder, Lizzie Crozier French, was a suffragist who was inspired to create the club after visiting the Sorosis Woman’s Club in 1868.