Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign 2018 – 2019

“A History to Preserve, A Future to Ensure!”

Our Building is Vital to Our Mission

3300 Woman’s Club Drive is more than an address – – it is our “home base” where our many dedicated member volunteers plan, organize and carry out the work of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh (WCR).

For over 100 years, our programs have focused on helping where there is human need, supporting public awareness and personal growth, and lifting up the community overall. The WCR’s involvement in the Raleigh community runs deep:

  • Our Community Partners: Triangle Family Services, The Salvation Army, USO, Transitions LifeCare, Alzheimer’s NC, Operation Smile
  • Organizations We Work With and Support: American Red Cross, Helen Wright Center for Women, Boys and Girls Homes of NC, Habitat for Humanity, North Raleigh Ministries, Urban Ministries, Rex Hospital, City of Raleigh Museum, NC State Capitol, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation, Wake Education Partnership Foundation, Mount Vernon Redirection School, InterAct, Dress for Success, Mothers and Their Children (formerly Prison MATCH), Chrysalis Club, The Pretty In Pink Foundation, North Carolina Museum of History, The United Nations Association of Wake County, Heifer International, CARE International, Stop Human Trafficking, Partners of the Americas, Friendship Force of Raleigh, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Garden for Hospice of Wake County, J C Raulston Arboretum

To continue reading about the many programs we sponsor and support, our Community Grants program, and the Great Decisions lecture series that we host, click here.

Our community outreach would not be possible without our dedicated member volunteer force.  In 2017, for example, over 250 WCR volunteers donated 79,700 hours of their time working on 180 WCR sponsored or supported community service programs and activities. Click here to view the WCR’s “Impact Report” for 2017.  To watch an amazing video featuring our volunteers who are at the heart of everything the WCR accomplishes, click here!

With everything that the Woman’s Club of Raleigh organizes and supports in the community and the many volunteers the WCR has, it would be very difficult for the WCR to accomplish its mission without a central meeting place where volunteers can plan and organize the many initiatives, and where people can attend various WCR activities and events held. In short, our building is vital to our mission!

What is the Capital Campaign All About?

It’s about raising the money needed to make improvements to our building and parking areas to maintain a healthy and safe environment for member volunteers and all who visit. We need to get our building in shape, and our parking lot resurfaced. The WCR has hired a professional engineering firm to inspect our property, evaluate the condition, and estimate the costs of repair or replacement. Based on the engineer’s findings and recommendations, the WCR will be able to plan the work to be done over the coming years according to urgency, cost and available budgetary resources.

Invitation

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh invites you to join our Capital Campaign!  Please read on to learn about our fundraising goal and the attractive, flexible giving program we are offering, and how you can participate in the Campaign!

Our Fundraising Goal

Our goal is to have $330,000 in donor pledges by the end of 2019, the 115th anniversary of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh!

$330,000

Ways to Support Our Capital Campaign and How to Join

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh deeply appreciates all gifts, great and small, and is honored to have your support!
We’ve put together an attractive, flexible giving program to accommodate our members, friends and patrons.
As a donor, you can choose how you would like to pay, either up-front or over time.


Individual Gift

Donate today by making an individual gift by check or credit card.

  • To register and make your individual gift ONLINE use the button below.
  • If you prefer to MAIL your gift, please click here to access a printable registration/remittance form that you can complete and mail in.

Individual Gift Donation


On-Going Pledge

Become a Sustainer and help the WCR reach its goal while maximizing your giving! Enjoy the convenience of paying monthly by credit card over time for up to five years!

  • To register and make your sustainer gift ONLINE use the button below.
  • To register by MAIL, please click here to access a printable registration/remittance form that you can complete and mail in.

Sustainer Gift Donation

You can change your donation amount or cancel at any time.


Investment and Stock Gifts

We welcome gifts of stocks and bonds. If you are interested in this type of gift, please contact Capital Campaign Co-Chair Martha Keravuori at (919) 833-0200.


On-Site Naming Opportunities

Consider an on-site naming opportunity in your honor, or in honor of a group. There are a variety of on-site naming options available. If you are interested in this type of gift, please contact Capital Campaign Co-Chair Martha Keravuori at 919-833-0200.


Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching programs to support the charitable giving interests of employees. This is a great way to increase the impact of your giving. Check with your Human Resources department, and provide us with your employer’s matching gift form. We’ll work with you however needed to help ensure your gift to the WCR Capital Campaign is matched, just let us know how we can help!


“In Memoriam” and “In Honor Of” Gifts

If you would like to dedicate your gift to the memory of someone who touched your life, or to honor someone special, please indicate this when you register online or by mail, or contact us to let us know!

Thank You

FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Our donors  mean everything to us, and we wish to thank the following individuals for their generous support of the Capital Campaign to date.

  • Sara Brower
  • Martha Keravuori
  • Barbara Sawyer
  • Beverly Shearon
  • Pat Davis
  • Pat Witt
  • Vicky Langley

To view the complete list of all the wonderful people, businesses and organizations supporting the WCR’s Capital Campaign, please click here!

Capital Campaign Progress Update

Accountability to our donors, members and everyone interested is very important to us!

  • How much money have we raised? Are we meeting our fundraising goals?
  • Are we spending the money raised? What projects are to get done in the next year? Are we on schedule to get the needed improvements completed?

Read below for the latest summary information! Click here to read our latest report.

 

Fundraising

The Capital Campaign officially kicked off on September 12, 2018.

Total Donations Collected To Date: $ 28,939.48

Total Pledges Outstanding: $10,550.00

Progress Toward Goal:  $ 39,489.48

 

Project Status

Criterium Giles Engineering conducted a Property Condition Assessment of our building and facilities on July 11, 2018.

Based on the engineer’s findings and recommendations, the WCR will be able to plan the work to be done over the coming years according to urgency, cost and available budgetary resources.

Fundraising EVENTS

Upcoming Fundraisers: “March Madness” 2019

Capital Campaign Committee

Questions or Inquiries? Please contact any of the Capital Campaign committee members. Thank you!
Martha Keravuori, Co-Chair: mnkeravuori@aol.com
Doreen Lam, Co-Chair: dblamkf@hotmail.com
Carol Cato, Vice Chair: CLCHDiva@aol.com

Our Mission

The Mission of The Woman’s Club of Raleigh, Inc. is to serve and support our community in the Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues.

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh

3300 Woman’s Club Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612-4811

(919) 782-5599
info@womansclubofraleigh.org