A Tradition of Philanthropy
& Service

Philanthropy

The Club has a long history of charitable and service activities. Some of its projects include preparing handmade items for convalescent patients and hospitalized children and presents for foster children. There are many groups that we regularly give donations and services to.



Operation Cookie Thanks Supporters





The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena and the Operation Cookie 2018 Committee is grateful to the many donors and volunteers who made this year’s event, held May 22-23 at the Clubhouse, an outstanding success.

Thousands of donated cookies were repackaged in decorative containers labeled with a special thank you to our men and women veterans. The cookies were distributed to patients in VA hospitals, convalescent care facilities, the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, and to other special needs veterans. Cookies were also distributed to homeless men and women veterans served by the Cabrillo Center in Long Beach and the VA Clinic in downtown Los Angeles. There were also enough cookies to distribute to veterans attending several area Memorial Day events and to VFW members who place flags on military graves at cemeteries for Memorial Day.

Numerous thank you notes and telephone calls have been received from individual veterans as well as organizations. A letter from the Camp Pendleton liaison, who came to watch the cookie “assembly line” in progress before loading cookie boxes in their van, reflects the thoughts of many:

Words cannot express what a blessing it was to see your wonderful team boxing up cookies in those beautifully decorated patriotic boxes… On behalf of our Wounded Marines and troops based at Camp Pendleton we would like to thank you for your… labor of love to bless our Veterans and our military with an assortment of cookies. Their faces lit up with gratitude.




SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS AT WOMAN’S CLUB


The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena’s 2018 Scholarship Winners and their families were special guests at the Club’s June luncheon. The club awarded nine $2000 Scholarships to South Pasadena High School graduating seniors. Winners of this year’s scholarships are: Tiffany Chen, who will study Trans Pacific Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley; Dawson Anthony Galluzzi who will study Political Science and Economics at the University of California, San Diego; Rachelle Jin will attend the University of Southern California and plans a career in Technology and Fashion; Naomi Kruzic will attend Cal State Long Beach and plans to do graduate work in Physical Therapy; Madalyn Orozco plans a career as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist and will attend the University of California, Los Angeles; Young Song will attend the University of the Pacific and plans to become a Pharmacist; Brandon Yung will study Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley; Emily Dunn will major in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UCLA and received the Club scholarship in the name of the late Dr. Alexander O. Firempong; Henry Main will major in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Forestry at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and received his Club scholarship in the name of the late Ethel McSwane, a past club member and Scholarship Chair Sheila Ananeh-Firempong, Scholarship Chair for the Woman’s Club, says “The Scholarship Committee interviewed almost 20 highly qualified candidates from South Pasadena High School and was greatly impressed by each of them. We are pleased we were able to award 9 scholarships this year to very deserving students.”

The Scholarships are one of the Club’s many philanthropic/outreach programs and reflect their emphasis on education. . The Club also makes financial donations to charitable organizations. To support its philanthropic projects, money is raised through a variety of fund-raising events and rental of the Clubhouse. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Club’s philanthropic activities or wish to serve on the Scholarship Committee, please call 626-799-9309 or e-mail “spwc1899@aol.com”.



L-R (back row)High School counselor, Nan Ng, Scholarship Winners: Henry Main, Brandon Yung, Dawson Anthony Galluzzi, and Club Scholarship Chair, Shiela Ananeh-Firempong,(Front Row) Madalyn Orozco, Emily Dunn, Rachelle Jin, Tiffany Chen, Not pictured: Naomi Kruzic and Young Song


Nan Ng, SPHS school counselo (center) is presented with a bouquet of thanks for her help on coordinating the scholarship candidate interviews by Sheila Ananeh-Firempong, Woman's Club Scholarshp Chair (l) and Mary Cox, Club President




SPIRIT OF CHARITABLE GIVING CELEBRATED AT WOMAN'S CLUB

Charitable giving highlighted the December meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The annual “Spirit of Giving” luncheon program, held at the historic 1913 Clubhouse, culminates a year of philanthropic activities and projects by Club members. Guests were also entertained by the Theatre Americana musical ensemble.

Special guests from the Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Program, County USC Hospital, Veterans Centers, and Neonatal centers were on hand to accept donations of items prepared and assembled over the past year. Items include handmade comfort pillows for breast cancer patients, lapghans for wheelchair-bound veterans, hygiene kits with personal sized toiletries for County hospital patients and homeless veterans, and crocheted caps for hospitalized infants. The Club’s Philanthropy Committee also presented monetary contributions to other charitable organizations, including the Holy Family Giving Bank, St James Food Locker, South Pasadena Nature Park, South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Float Committee, Urban Harvester, the Pascale Music Institute, Friends of Foster Children, the South Pasadena High School Band, and. the Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition.

The Woman’s Club, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1899 and has a long history of charitable activities and service. They also provide scholarships to local high school students; distribute 1000’s of cookies to hospitalized and homeless veterans through “Operation Cookie” and volunteer for various community events.

For information on Woman’s Club membership, meetings, and philanthropic projects, call 626-799-9309 or visit the website: thewcsp.org and "like us" on Facebook.




L-R (back row)High School counselor, Nan Ng, Scholarship Winners: Henry Main, Brandon Yung, Dawson Anthony Galluzzi, and Club Scholarship Chair, Shiela Ananeh-Firempong,(Front Row) Madalyn Orozco, Emily Dunn, Rachelle Jin, Tiffany Chen, Not pictured: Naomi Kruzic and Young Song


Nan Ng, SPHS school counselo (center) is presented with a bouquet of thanks for her help on coordinating the scholarship candidate interviews by Sheila Ananeh-Firempong, Woman's Club Scholarshp Chair (l) and Mary Cox, Club President