Who We Are
The Naples Woman’s Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the Naples area community through philanthropic activities and volunteer service. We have 300 members and meet monthly October through April of each year. We host a number of educational and charitable events during the year and promote friendship among women in addition to our philanthropic and volunteer programs.
We are a member of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs (GFWC), an international organization of woman’s clubs dedicated to volunteer service. The Club is non-partisan and non-denominational.
The Naples Woman’s Club (NWC) was founded in 1932 and had a clubhouse on 11th Street, donated by two of its founding members. The organization was a significant contributor to the early development of the city of Naples, including founding the first library, the creation of the Garden Club, and the development of Youth Haven, a youth shelter. The Club also supported the first medical services in the community. The organization has continued to contribute to the Collier County community for over 85 years, and moved to its current location on Park Street, just off 5th Avenue, for its new clubhouse in 1951.
Each year the club raises funds to support college and vocational
For a detailed history and the community contributions by year, you may view our historical archives.
Jalna MacLaren joined the NWC in 2002 and served on the board as Community Improvement Chair, Chair of Dining for Philanthropy, Fundraising Chair, Treasurer, 1st VP and President. Jalna is from 100% Greek background and graduated from Bowling Green State University...