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Geneva Women's Club Celebrates 80 years of Philanthropy

Feb 03, 2020 04:59PM ● By Anita Malik

The Geneva Women’s Club will celebrate 80 years of philanthropy and friendship on February 25th. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns will start the evening with a Proclamation at City Hall. A reception will follow at the Geneva History Museum. Current members of the Geneva Women’s Club and past members are invited to attend and dress in cocktail attire from their favorite decade. 

“It all started 80 years ago at a kitchen table with passionate women that wanted to help the community’” says GWC Ivetter Bolender. “We have had thousands of women through the years supporting and fundraising for local charities and awarded many thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school students. The Geneva Women’s Club is honored to be part of Geneva history.” 

Geneva Women’s Club (GWC) is a not-for-profit philanthropic women’s organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and families in the Fox Valley. GWC supports 8 core charities including CASA, Fox Valley Hands of Hope, Lazarus House, Mutual Ground, Tri-City Family Services, Living Well Cancer Resource Center, Tri-City Health Partnership, and Geneva School District 304. A rotational charity will also be chosen by the club this year based on nominations from the members. 

The GWC raises all funds from the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show on November 8th and Bunco Night on April 22nd.

Additional information on the Geneva Women’s Club is available by email at