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 our “home base” where our many dedicated volunteers plan, organize and carry out the work of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh. In 2017, over 250 WCR volunteers donated 79,700 hours of their time working on 180 community service-oriented projects in the Raleigh community – – projects impacting home life, furthering education, promoting conservation of local natural resources, supporting the arts, reaching out to the international community, and engaging in public issues such as awareness and education of human trafficking and domestic violence. It would be very difficult to accomplish all that the WCR does without our own building and meeting place!

Click here to view the WCR’s “Impact Report” for 2017.

Our Building is Our History and the Story of Ourselves

After the WCR was founded in 1904, members pulled their resources together and bought a house to function as headquarters to make sure that the humanitarian and civic-minded movement they created had its own place to survive and flourish. Then in 1915 and again in 1970, Club members raised the necessary resources to own their own building to house Club activities and continue the legacy of service to Raleigh and beyond.

What is the Capital Campaign All About?

It’s about raising the money needed to make improvements to our property 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.

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–up-front or over time.


One-Time Gift

Donate today by making a one-time gift by check or credit card.

  • To register and make your one-time 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.

One-time 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!

A Call to Action

Join our Capital Campaign to support what the Woman’s Club of Raleigh has stood for since 1904!

Support of the Capital Campaign is support of the WCR’s ability to plan, organize and sponsor the many projects and activities that positively impact the lives of Raleigh residents – – children, students, senior citizens, Alzheimer’s patients, military families, mothers, aspiring musicians, local artists and more!

Thank You

Donor Wall of Appreciation

Our donors mean everything to us, and 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 kicks off on September 12, 2018.

Total Pledge To Date: $10,000
Total Donations Received To Date: $21,789

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: Capital Campaign Kick Off

Capital Campaign Committee

Please feel free to contact our committee members if you have any questions or inquires.
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