Since the national club was founded in 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs have been a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs from around the country and throughout the world. Although there is considerable diversity in the ages, interests and experiences of GFWC women, all are united by a dedication to community involvement through volunteer service.
Some accomplishments during GFWC’s first century include: establishing 75% of the country’s libraries, developing kindergartens in public schools and working for food and drug regulation.
In addition, GFWC has earned a reputation as a powerful force in the fight against domestic violence. GFWC was recognized on the floor of the United States Senate as “a gem among our midst” by Senator Joseph Biden (Delaware) for our work in bringing hope to victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse. (November 16, 2006)
Our members work each day to continue this legacy and to reshape their communities to enhance the lives of others.