Support the Woman's Club of Minneapolis

Become a Friend!

Whether you have a lifetime of memories from The Woman’s Club or are just discovering it for the first time, we invite you to help sustain the Club for future generations. If you are moved by the positive impact the Club has had on our community or value historic preservation, we ask you to support this landmark by becoming a Friend of The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.

 

Alice Ames Winter, the President of The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis from 1907–1915, said:

The foundations of the Clubhouse are laid on the love and trust that women have for one another, and their will to serve each other and the city in which they live by means of the added wisdom, the added courage, the added inspiration, and the added power that springs from their close association.

 

Please support this storied organization at a Friends level that recognizes our past and builds our future. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Our tax identification number is 41-0618870.

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Our Present

The Club’s original mission statement continues to guide us today. Community service and education are hallmarks of the Club and at the heart of all we do. Our members are actively involved in the life of the community and volunteer, raise funds, and collect donations for critical nonprofits such as Tubman, People Serving People, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and Voice of East Africa Women. We partner with the Minneapolis Police Department to provide holiday gifts for children, and with senior centers to do the same for nursing home residents. Our kitchen is currently home to Involve MN, a nonprofit that prepares and delivers meals to the homeless and hungry.

 

Having hosted weddings, memorials, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays, and other celebrations, The Woman’s Club has been the backdrop to countless treasured memories. Performances in our 600-seat theater, dances in our ballroom, and Sunday brunches in our dining room have welcomed, delighted, and entertained countless guests.

 

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis is truly a place where all are welcome—as members, guests, and friends.

Our Past

 In 1907, 39 women created The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis to be “organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes, civic and social services, study, and friendly association.” The Clubhouse, built in 1928 by acclaimed architect Leon Arnal, has been named a “Minneapolis Treasure.” It has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Partners in Preservation as a historic site that celebrate the contributions of women in communities across the United States.

 

The Woman’s Club has always responded to the pressing issues of the day. Members supported free medical exams for all public-school students. They funded the creation of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden at Theodore Wirth Park, and founded the Minneapolis Society for the Blind (now known as Vision Loss Resources). They restored and still maintain the Ard Godfrey House, the oldest frame house in Minneapolis.

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