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The Women’s College Club of Princeton


  • Enriches and empowers women since 1916.
  • Provides monthly programs with speakers at Stockton Education Center at Morven Museum in Princeton.
  • Provides college scholarships annually to outstanding young women attending Princeton area high schools. 
  • Offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and fellowship.


  • 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 open 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.

Activities for June 2023

  • June 2, Friday 9:30 AM. Walking Group  D&R Canal from Port Mercer south. Contact Jan for details.
  • June 2, Friday 11 AM. Book Group  The Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell. Windrows/Barnhart Room.
  • June 8, Thursday, 9:30 -11 AM  Board Meeting at W. Windsor Library. 
  • June 8, Thursday 3-5 PM, New Members’ Tea, by invitation. 
  • June 19, Monday. 11:30 AM – 2 PM. Final 2022-2023 program:  annual meeting-Board election-and luncheon – (members and invited guests only) at Princeton Windrows. Luncheon reservation form  (due June 5). 
  • June 21, Wednesday Trip9:30 AM. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. New Hope. RSVP to Jan Stout by June 10.
  • June 23 Friday at noon Lunching Out  Amalfis Kitchen and Bar
  • Historian Committee. – No June meeting.

Activities for July 2023

  • July 28, Friday 11 AM. Book Group  Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout.
    Windrows/Barnhart Room.

Archive: Past Monthly Activities Summaries

2022-2023 Renewal Membership Dues Notice

2022-2023 New Membership Application Form

2022-2023 Executive Board Members


WCCP Brochure


Scholarship Related:

Archive: Past Scholarship Winners and Committee Reports.


“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: 

Member Spotlights


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 in her WW2 WAVE uniform on Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2018, at Stonebridge.

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.

GerryBowersPhotos-cropGerry Bowers (lower left) at Control Tower at Atlanta, Georgia, during WWII, passed away Feb 2022 .

gerribowersShe 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  Barbara Broad (passed away Dec 2019); joined the WAVES as an ensign, later serving as lieutenant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Pearl Harbor.

MaryFrancesStahlerNbrother-cropMary Frances Nagle (Stahler), First Lieutenant, US Air Force, Bay of Pigs. (on the left is a photo of her brother)

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April 10, 2016 – the 100th anniversary of The Women’s College Club of Princeton. CLICK HERE  to see more photos of the celebration. (Photo credit: Nora Ananos)
34-WCCP 100th Anniversary2016_0133-Row 1 - N.Lifland, B.Larson, G.Culin, N.Ananos, B.Kestenis, J.Reiche, M.Mathews; Row 2 - B.Johnson, A.Conlon, M.Gordon, L.W.Cleary, F.Begun, K.Hutchins, N.Byers, D.Buzdygan-Stys