One of the greatest benefits received from membership in The Women’s College Club of Princeton is participating in the camaraderie generated among members with diverse backgrounds and interests who unite to financially help outstanding young women pursue their education.
Membership in our club is opened to all women, without regard to age, race, creed or color, who lives in the greater Princeton area, and who will pledge to actively support the mission of the Club.
“I’ve just completed my first week of the NYU summer program that is required to attend to be a part of the Fall 2022 semester. The scholarship has allowed me board on campus. I am so grateful to the Women’s Club for your generosity!” –Stephanie Dudowitz, class of “22
“Thank you so much for awarding me the Katherine Ness Scholarship. I am honored for being the recipient of this award. Not only does this scholarship help pay for school this year, it provides me motivation and encouragement to excel at Rutgers. I hope to make all of you very proud of me. Thank you again.” — Holland Engel
“I am extremely thankful for your consideration and recognition towards my future education as an undergraduate. The Molly Updike Award means a lot to me and will be put to good use in college. Again, I want to express my gratitude.” — Ayaka Numata
Some highlights about the club members and events:
USA veterans / WCCP Members We celebrate our very much wonderful four veteran members, Frieda Gilvarg (passed away Oct 2019), Gerry Bowers (passed away Feb 2022), Barbara Broad (passed away Dec 2019), and Mary Frances Stahler – vibrant, funny, energetic women who served their country, and this club.
Frieda Gilvarg, one of the Club’s great originals, in her full WWII WAVE uniform, it is amazing she still had the uniform and it still fits her on Veterans Day 2019. Frieda passed away Thursday October 10, 2019.
Gerry Bowers (lower left) at Control Tower at Atlanta, Georgia, during WWII, passed away Feb 2022 .
She recently celebrated a very happy 100th birthday. She was a past president and remained an active member of our club to the very end.
Barbara Broad (passed away Dec 2019); joined the WAVES as an ensign, later serving as lieutenant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Pearl Harbor.
Mary Frances Nagle (Stahler), First Lieutenant, US Air Force, Bay of Pigs. (on the left is a photo of her brother)