...in 1997 as a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to supporting Mansfield and the surrounding area.
Charity...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. Our main giving focus is for the health, welfare and education of women and children.
Friendships ...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 $600,000 back to our community through various fundraisers including major gifts to Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield Cares, Harvesting International Food Bank, & Feed the Kids Summer Program. We also support the Mansfield Independent School District with scholarships to each of the high schools chosen graduate as a way to honor our past presidents.
Other past charity recipients include: 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; CASA; 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 Historical Society; Mansfield Rotary Club; Mansfield Kiwanis Club and Mansfield Animal Shelter.
Our organization was honored to be selected as Community Service Organization of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce for our volunteer hours in the community and charitable giving to other non-profits.