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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Naperville Woman’s Club seats new leadership


The 2024-25 executive board for the Naperville Woman’s Club was installed during the annual meeting on April 17, 2024, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Pictured are Nina Casey – President; Esther Cook – Treasurer; Susan Paral – 3rd VP – Communications; Barbara Huffman – Secretary; and Sarah Dore – 2nd VP – Membership. Not pictured is Wendy Piepho – 1st VP – Leadership.

NWC grants more than $34,000 to benefit local charities, scholarships

The Naperville Woman’s Club, a local woman’s service organization promoting art, education, and community service in Naperville and the surrounding area since 1897, held its annual Celebration of Philanthropy and Education on April 19, 2024. The NWC members honored area nonprofit service organizations and awarded educational scholarships.

The club’s “focus charity” for 2023-24, Families Helping Families, was awarded $8,000. Since 1994, Families Helping Families, a Naperville nonprofit organization, has been guiding families to self-sufficiency in DuPage County, Illinois.

In addition, other area nonprofit organizations honored were Almost Home Kids, Brightside Theater, Humanitarian Service Project, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, 360 Youth Services, Hope for Justice, SCARCE, and The Conservation Foundation.

Recipients of this year’s educational scholarships, totaling $12,000, also were announced. The scholarships went to the Naperville District 203 Education Foundation (Women in Trades), the Naperville North Education Foundation, the Indian Prairie Education Foundation District 204 (Fine Arts) and North Central College.

“Our club’s enduring commitment to Naperville can be seen in all the activities we support, from our signature event, the annual Fine Art and Artisan Fair, to our Witches Night Out Naperville fundraiser to our scholarships and support of local service organizations,” noted Nancy de la Hoz, 2023-24 president of the Naperville Woman’s Club. “For over 127 years, club members have volunteered their talents and time to make Naperville a better place.”

Built in 1899, the old stone church, 14 S. Washington Street, is now the home of the Naperville Woman’s Club where the purple doors welcome club members and guests to meetings as well as other organizations to rent the space.

Naperville Woman’s Club since 1897

For more information about the philanthropy, programs and special events hosted by the Naperville Woman’s Club, visit the club’s website at www.NapervilleWomansClub.org where other details are included about the club, rental opportunities and upcoming activities throughout the year.

Report and NWC photo submitted by Sarah Dore for the Naperville Woman’s Club.

NWC host School Supply Drive / Drop off July 17, 2024

The Naperville Woman’s Club also is conducting a school supply drive for children of Indian Prairie School District 204. 

Club members have scheduled a drop-off date from 10AM to 2PM on Wed., July 17, 2014, at the NWC Clubhouse back entrance located on Court Place (just off Benton Avenue) and near Central Park.

The following items have been requested: backpacks, crayon markers, crayons, colored pencils, pencil boxes, glue sticks, and accordion folders.

“Thank you in advance for generous support,” said Mary Skroch, Committee Chair, NWC. “We plan to deliver the items to IPSD 204 around August 1.”


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