Who We Support

2016-2017 Fundraising Year:

Each year the club also selects organizations who will receive funds from our donations committee. Proceeds from the clubs fundraising events will go to benefit Neighborhood House, Dutton Farm and Paint A Miracle


2015-2016 Fundraising Year - Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, RARA’s SCAMP program, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Vista Maria’s Wings program.

4 charities Photo left to right; Jim VanDoorn – The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, Mary Vogt – Vista Maria’s Wing Program,
Theresa Meegan – Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Mary DiCaro – RARA’s SCAMP program.


2014-2015 – Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation, Meadow Brook Theatre, The Rainbow Connection and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Mary Grace McCarter – The Rainbow Connection, Michelle Dunham - The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Katy Olsen – Meadow Brook Theatre and Jennifer Jostock – Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation

2013-2014 Meadow Brook Hall and Rochester Area Neighborhood House.

20130701 - RJWC Press Release Photo - MBH and RANH2013-2014 Receipents: Kim Zelinski of Meadow Brook Hall and Linda Riggs of Rochester Area Neighborhood House

2012-2013, Crittenton Foundation, Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library and Leader Dogs for the Blind

Press-Release-Photo-Donation-Requests-2013-22012-2013 Receipents: Melinda Conway Callahan, President- Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation; Maureen Smith; Special Events Manager – Leader Dogs for the Blind; Kathy Dorn President – Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library

Prior Years:

Fundraisers from prior years have benefitted:

  • Avon Players
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Friends of Dinosaur Hill
  • Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences
  • Paint a Miracle
  • Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
  • Rochester PTA Council’s Rachel’s Challenge Program
  • Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO)
  • Stoney Creek Schoolhouse Interpretation at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm


Matildas Bedroom #2MEADOW BROOK HALL: During 2005 and 2006 RJWC members raised more than $50,000 for needed repairs, restoration projects and updates to ensure that Matilda and Alfred’s home and this great national treasure is be preserved for generations to come. The donation included more than $30,000 to restore the original silk wallpaper in Matilda’s bedroom.

Total Club Donations as of June 2016:

Organization Total
A Mother’s Wish $100.00
A Space to Dream $200.00
ALS Thereapy Development $50.00
American Cancer Society $1,448.00
American Red Cross $100.00
Angels of Hope $250.00
Angels Place $391.30
ARC $100.00
Ashley McCormick Flu Foundation $200.00
Assistance Leauge of Southeastern Michigan $3,002.56
Avon Players $10,966.07
Band of Angels $2,469.00
Beyond Basics $447.35
Big Family of Michigan $200.00
Birth Network $97.66
Blessings in a Backpack $7,155.00
Bound Together $250.00
Boy Scout Troop 60 $1,250.00
Breast Cancer 3-Day $400.00
Camp Casey $741.21
Camp Oakland $4,597.00
Camp Quality $461.53
CARE House of Oakland County $750.00
Career Dress $1,000.00
CCRT $100.00
Charlotte’s Wings $550.00
Christ Child $360.09
Community Foundation of Greater/Woman’s Fund $100.00
Crittenton Hospital & Auxiliary $35,229.25
Crittenton Medical Center Foundation $20,000.00
Danish Village $100.00
Desert Angels $50.00
Detroit Public Television $7,500.00
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve $16,000.00
Dr Weinarts Shoe Pantry $200.00
Dutton Farm Inc. $100.00
Education Scholarship (Community Foundation) $63,114.00
FACES/Pride of Triology $150.00
Faith Works of Michigan $500.00
First Books $400.00
Forgotten Harvest $100.00
Friends of Clinton River Trail $250.00
Friends of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve $5,250.00
Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library $100.00
Friends of the Paint Creek Trail $5,000.00
Gary Burnstein Health Clinic $500.00
General Federation of Woman’s Clubs $7,310.00
Gilda’s Club $260.09
Girlstown / Guiding Harbor $59,521.93
Girlstown Foundation $854.65
Habitat for Humanity $5,235.00
HAVEN $200.00
Heavenly Paws of Michigan $150.00
Help the Children $50.00
Heritage Festival $1,000.00
Hispanic Outreach Svs of Cath. Charities of SE MI $500.00
HOPE Hspitality and Warming Center $700.00
Kayla Mariano Foundation $50.00
Kidzcare $600.00
Kingsley Montgomery School $100.00
Leader Dog for the Blind $6,985.00
Lighthouse – “Path” $225.00
Lighthouse Career Dress $1,100.00
Marine Mailing Fund $150.00
McGregor PTA $300.00
Meadow Brook Hall $67,250.00
Meadow Brook Hall Garden Club $1,880.00
Meadow Brook Theatre $7,000.00
Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences $4,620.15
New Day Foundation for Families $1,050.00
Oakland Civil Air Patrol $50.36
Oakland County Charities $7,184.00
Oakland Literacy Council $100.00
Older Person Commission (OPC) $21,895.00
On My Own $200.00
One Voice Chorus $100.00
Operation Smile $611.00
Operation Yellow Ribbons, Inc. $350.00
Other Community Donations (Including Schools) $72,989.00
Paint A Miracle $6,500.00
Paint Creek Center for the Arts $17,634.72
Pewabic Society $500.00
Rachel’s Challenge $7,055.00
Rainbow Connection $13,000.00
RARA Girl’s Softball Team $1,345.00
RARA Scamp $5,000.00
Relay for Life (ACS) $6,079.63
Rochester Area Jaycees $297.00
Rochester Area Neighborhood House $104,569.71
Rochester Area Youth Assistance $5,575.97
Rochester College Baselball $100.00
Rochester Community Foundation $20,339.00
Rochester Community House $79,747.15
Rochester Community House Benny’s Kitchen $250.00
Rochester Community Schools (All Night Party) $900.00
Rochester Community Schools (Anchors Program) $100.00
Rochester Hill Musuem at Van Hoosen Farm $15,682.27
Rochester Lions $100.00
Rochester Municipal Park $3,213.00
Rochester PRIDE $500.00
Rochester Public Library $16,563.00
Rochester Symphony $13,171.07
Sandcastles $200.00
SCAMP $3,380.00
Sew Much Comfort $710.50
Skate to be Great (MORC) $100.00
South Oakland Shelter $13,775.00
Special Olympics $250.00
Starting Point $80.58
Team Youth $150.00
The Haven $19,326.00
The Power Company Kids Club $500.00
Top Dog Animal Rescue $100.00
Vinnie’s Children / Ronald mcDonald House $425.00
Vista Maria Wings Program $5,000.00
WHO U R $200.00
Women of Oakland University $1,100.00
Women’s Survival Center $55,600.00
Women’s Nataional Farm and Garden Assocation – Rochester $200.00
World Medical Relief $3,287.00
YMCA $26,276.00
Grand Total $911,733.80


  • June 23, 2017GFWC International Convention at the JWMarriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
  • June 28, 20176 PM RJWC golf at Fieldstone
  • June 28, 2017OPC luncheon volunteers needed
  • July 5, 20176 PM RJWC golf at Fieldstone
  • July 7, 2017GFWC Legislation Day, Radisson Hotel, Lansing
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