of Asbury Park
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational, women's volunteer service organization with a local community focus. We are a community of empowered women who come together to support and uplift one another. Our mission is to create a safe space where women can connect and serve our community.
The Woman’s Club of Asbury Park was founded in 1900 as a service organization with local community focus as well as to create an organized center of thought and action among women for their intellectual and social advancement and through united efforts to assist in civic and philanthropic work.
Develop values and empathy through community service projects & fundraisers
Develop personal skills in specific areas, such as creative writing, crafts, etc.
Develop leadership skills, public speaking, contacts with business and public officials
Meet other women with similar interests, backgrounds, or knowledge
The Woman’s Club of Asbury Park is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC of GFWC). The GFWC is the oldest and largest women’s volunteer, service organization in the world. The NJSFWC, founded in 1894, has 9,000 members in 203 clubs throughout the state. In 1918, the NJSFWC founded the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University).
We also support various organizations, including local police, fire and first aid squads, historical societies, libraries, and those that aim to improve the lives of women and girls.
NJSFWC of GFWC
Our club is a member of the NJSFWC, which is part of the larger international GFWC. We contribute to various causes such as domestic violence prevention, supporting US military troops, conservation efforts, literacy initiatives, providing scholarships, and local charitable and child welfare programs.
We provide scholarships for local high school girls and sponsor a candidate to attend the NJSFWC Girls Career Institute at Douglass College.
Special State Project
Our club supports a statewide special project every two years, and for 2022-2024, we have chosen to raise awareness for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. This organization offers free professional in-home counseling and personalized support to families in New Jersey who are dealing with pediatric cancer.