...in 1997 as a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to supporting Mansfield and the surrounding area.
...to raise money in various ways throughout the year, including an annual major fundraiser, in order to give back in positive ways to our community.
...to promote friendship among women of various ages in our community by providing opportunities for member participation in a variety of settings including luncheons, committees, interest groups and special events.
History of MWC
Dee Irick and Pat Miller held an organizational meeting in November, 1997, with the purpose of organizing a club for women of all ages, all interests, and all walks of life to combine their potential and quest for learning. In January, 1998, about 50 women attended the first meeting and by April, 1998, charter membership totaled 111.
To this date, Mansfield Women's Club has given over $420,000 back
to our community through various fundraisers. Methodist Mansfield
Medical Center has received $106,000 for their neonatal intensive
care unit and for their new cardiac care wing. Another $25,000 was
donated for the expansion of the Women’s & Children’s Pavilion,
which opened in January 2012. Mansfield Women’s Club will have the
honor of having a new Labor & Delivery Suite named for our club
for this last donation. During 2012-2013, a total of $55,000 was
donated to Mansfield Cares for the benefit of Harvesting International
Food Bank and their brand new food bank warehouse.
Other recipients include: Harvesting International Food Bank, Feed The Children, All Star Equestrian, Meals on Wheels, Common Ground Network, Wesley Mission Center/Robins Wings, Girls, Inc., Safe Haven Shelter, Cancer Cares, St Jude's Food Pantry, American Cancer Society, The Parenting Center, Alliance for Children, Main Street Theater, Mansfield Library, MAC Center, Mansfield Nursing Home, MISD Clothes Closet, Mansfield Police Department Toys for Tots Program at Christmas, Mansfield Animal Shelter and Mansfield Cares.
We support the Mansfield Independent School District with scholarships to each of the high schools as a way to honor our past presidents. This past year we awarded $10,000 to five deserving students, who each received a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.