In 1956, the Woman’s Club of Fairfax was chartered under the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and is affiliated with the largest and oldest organization of women volunteers in the world. Non-denominational and non-partisan, the GFWC influences the development of much needed social programs world-wide, and helps shape the future through education, dedication, and communication. Our club, the Woman’s Club of Fairfax, is one of 6,530 clubs in the United States operating under the GFWC banner.
The Woman’s Club of Fairfax (WCF) membership is made up of professionals, homemakers, and retired women. Over the years, while the City of Fairfax and its surrounding county grew from a quiet, almost rural area into the center of one of the nation’s outstanding communities, the Woman’s Club of Fairfax was there to serve. Through generous contributions of volunteer time and financial support of worthy causes, the club has played a significant role in the development of the Fairfax area.
WHAT WE DO…
Activities may vary according to current issues and priorities, but ongoing programs and fundraising projects support the following works of the Woman’s Club of Fairfax.
*WCF each year offers an achievement scholarship to a graduating local high school senior who will attend a Virginia University or College.
*WCF makes an annual contribution to the Dorothy Farnham Feuer Memorial Music Scholarship Fund.
*WCF contributes funds and volunteer services to Fairfax cultural and civic events such as the Independence Day celebration and Chocolate Lovers Festival.
*WCF contributes volunteer services and financial support to preservation and restoration of Fairfax historical properties such as the Ratcliffe-Allison House.
*WCF created and maintains the Ford House Exhibit, a permanent collection of photographs and text describing activities that occurred there during the War Between the States.
*WCF supports the projects of the GFWC and VFWC and has made a substantial contribution to the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad vehicle. We also support Camp Easter Seal and the Northern Virginia Training Center.
*WCF offers programs focusing on issues of importance to women and the community.
*WCF plans social activities throughout the year for the enjoyment of our members.
*The Woman’s Club of Fairfax meets the first Monday of the month (September through June) at the Fairfax United Methodist Church.