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Our History

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.


Empowering Women for Over a Century

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). 


Through our affiliation with the NJSFWC/GFWC, The Woman’s Club of Asbury Park is able to magnify the impact of our service projects for the betterment of children, the disabled, military veterans, underprivileged communities, our natural environment, and historic heritage.

Supporting Local Organizations & Causes

In addition to our involvement in international, national, and statewide projects, we proudly support a wide range of local organizations and causes. From first aid and emergency services to women's shelters, foodbanks, and animal shelters, we're committed to supporting those in need and making a difference in the lives of others. Discover the many ways we're giving back to our community and join us in our mission to make the world a better place.

Our Original Founding
Our First Club House Donor

Mrs. A.C. Leunggren

Our Original Trustees

Mary F. Tusting

Ella P. Upham

Harriett S. Keator

Annie E. Wilcox

Alice H. Knapp

Lela Minot

Mary S Shepard

Our Club Colors

Royal Blue & Gold

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