Philanthropy: From its inception, NWC has raised millions of dollars that have been donated to meet grant requests from a variety of area service agencies. Each year the NWC Philanthropy Committee receives and carefully evaluates applications for requested financial support from a variety of local charitable agencies which work to benefit women and children. The designated NWC beneficiaries for each year are selected after a thorough and careful process of research, evaluation and on-site visitations. Local charities are the recipients of the funds raised each year with checks given to them at the May General Meeting.
Scholarships: Beginning in 1979, NWC has provided two scholarships at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1986 a permanent endowment fund was established there, The Northwood Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. Additional monies have been added to the endowment fund through the years.
Northwood Woman’s Club continues to be the second longest consecutive giving organization to the University of Texas at Dallas. It was established to support two high achieving students who demonstrate both a financial need and a strong desire to continue their education. Since its inception, over 100 students have been served from this scholarship.
In 2015 The Northwood Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas was established. The fund will support one or more deserving female students currently residing in Dallas or Collin Country, Texas, who intend to pursue a degree at any accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or eligible trade/vocational school in the United States or its possessions.
Community Service: NWC members are actively involved in selected “hands-on” Community Service Projects throughout the Metroplex. NWC is also represented by members on the Board of Directors of numerous local charitable agencies. Our members consistently volunteer over 10,000 hours annually to the community.
In addition to the distributions to our designated beneficiaries, NWC supports a number of Special Projects. Each August, members donate carloads of classroom supplies to designated schools. In December, hundreds of new toys are distributed to children in need for the holidays. In April 2013, the first NWC Sack Hunger Food Drive collected over 4.2 tons of food which were delivered to various agencies. This project also continues each year.
NWC has expanded its geographic boundaries over the years and presently welcomes members from all areas of the Greater Dallas Metroplex.
Social Activities: The social aspect of NWC is as meaningful and rewarding as its philanthropic endeavors. The social activities provide our members with opportunities to strengthen friendships, and the monthly meetings provide opportunities for intellectual, cultural and social development.