Every life counts...every voice is heard...create a shining future for all

We inform, we engage,
and we mobilize


A Legacy of Service, New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC

We started 125 years ago with a simple mission to enhance the quality of life beyond the borders of our communities by serving as a grass roots volunteer organization.  We envisioned a world in which all regardless of race, ethnicity and income are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

The Shining Future Endowment Fund is dedicated to ensuring the legacy created 125 years ago by the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs will continue to grow into the 21st century and beyond.

"The realization of earlier hopes and dreams are not monuments to be held in awe, but steps for us to build upon as we carry the works of our clubs and Federation forward through dynamic action."  

Marijane Singer, NJSFWC President 1978-1980

A look at history. ..1944 NJSFWC Golden Jubilee Convention, Hotel New Yorker
A look at history. ..1944 NJSFWC Golden Jubilee Convention, Hotel New Yorker

Why We Need Your Help

In spite of the huge strides made in the improvement of society and the expanding role played by women, major challenges lie ahead on both fronts.

The NJSFWC will use the 125th Anniversary to address these 21st century challenges by seeking inspiration from past achievements, re-energizing and expanding its membership, and continuing our legacy of support for non-profits we have supported for over 100 years.

Making a Difference

How We're Helping


Improving the Community

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and training for our volunteers.

Girls Career Institute

Thank you note from a Girls Career Institute participant.

Building Future Leaders

A "mini college experience" where high school girls learn career choices from volunteer professionals and network with delegates from all over the state.

Legislative Advocacy


Advocacy in Action

NJSFWC clubwomen are advocates in the truest sense - they rally around issues of national and state importance and demonstrate the potential impact for communities around the country.