A PLACE WHERE WOMEN COME TOGETHER TO WORK TOWARD A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR ALL.
Alamo Women's Club (AWC) is a member of The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), which is an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. AWC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax I.D. #94-1426354).
Club members are local business owners, corporate and educational professionals, volunteers and of course your neighbors. The San Francisco East Bay is our home, and we’re passionate about making our community a better place for everyone to live, learn and thrive.
Our fundraisers raise funds for scholarships and several other philanthropies that serve our local community. We also make sure to have lots of fun while we’re doing it. Just ask us, we’ll fill you in on the details! Connect with us: phone 925-575-7706.
WHERE WE BEGAN:
The Alamo Women’s Club began in 1916 as a small but dynamic group of women, meeting under the name of The Mother’s Club of Alamo Grammar School. The Library Room was one of the club's first accomplishments. Shortly after that, we joined the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1921 and aligned our efforts toward women’s education, suffrage, improved working conditions and health care reforms. During World War II, our members served watch in a watchtower located on the Alamo School grounds, rolled bandages, supported military families and worked in a canteen for returning soldiers.
By the early 1950’s we had found a permanent home; The Alamo Women’s Club building and grounds are the legacy of an inspired and generous member, Ruth Henry and her husband, Dr. Corwin Henry. Our beautiful building allows us to hold even more fundraising activities such as our frequent jewelry sales, the proceeds of which are used for financially-needs-based college scholarships for local students. We also host blood drives, food drives, One Warm Coat drives, and many other activities to improve the lives of the people in our community.
WHERE WE ARE NOW:
Our community involvement continues to grow, including an increasing number of scholarships and financial support for a diverse range of community projects. In the last five years alone we supported our philanthropic organizations with $108,000 in funding, and scholarships for 50 students. We donated hundreds of hours volunteering and hosted popular programs and events throughout the year.
WHERE WE’RE HEADED:
The sky’s the limit! We’re always ready to support those who need our help, and to create new opportunities for the betterment of our community. Our successes depend on women just like you, who bring new ideas, energy and of course, a commitment to shaping the future.
We are now the oldest service club in Alamo, our doors are open to all interested women in the greater Bay Area.
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