Who We Support

2015-2016 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 Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, RARA’s SCAMP program, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Vista Maria’s Wings 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 2013:

Organization  Total
A Space to Dream $200
ALS Therapy Development $50
ARC $100
American Cancer Society $1,448
American Red Cross $100
Angels Place $391
Assistance League $2,303
Avon Players $10,966
Band of Angels $2,469
Beyond Basics $447
Big Family of Michigan $200
Birth Network $98
Blessings in a Backpack $7,155
Bound Together $250
Boy Scout Troop 60 $950
Breast Cancer 3-Day $400
Camp Casey $741
Camp Oakland $4,597
Camp Quality $462
CARE House of Oakland County $500
Charlotte’s Wings $150
Christ Child $260
Community Foundation of Greater/Woman’s Fund $100
Crittenton Hospital & Auxiliary $34,029
Crittenton Medical Center Foundation $15,000
Danish Village $100
Desert Angels $50
Detroit Public Television $7,500
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve $21,000
Education Scholarship (Community Foundation) $63,114
FACES/Pride of Trilogy $150
First Books $400
Friends of Clinton River Trail $250
Gary Burnstein Health Clinic $500
General Federation of Woman’s Clubs $7,310
Gilda’s Club $260
Girlstown $57,562
Habitat for Humanity $5,235
HAVEN $200
Help the Children $50
Heritage Festival $1,000
HOPE Hospitality and Warming Center $200
Kayla Mariano Foundation $50
Kidzcare $600
Kingsley Montgomery School $100
Leader Dog for the Blind $6,985
Lighthouse – “Path” $225
Lighthouse Career Dress $700
Marine Mailing Fund $150
McGregor PTA $300
Meadow Brook Hall $52,100
Meadow Brook Hall Garden Club $1,880
Meadow Brook Theatre $2,000
Meadowbrook Center for Learning Differences $4,120
New Day Foundation $300
Oakland Civil Air Patrol $50
Oakland County Charities $7,184
Oakland Literacy Council $100
Older Person Commission (OPC) $18,125
On My Own $200
One Voice Chorus $100
Operation Smile $611
Operation Yellow Ribbons $50
Other Community Donations (Including Schools) $72,989
Paint A Miracle $6,500
Paint Creek Center for the Arts $17,635
Rainbow Connection $7,800
RARA Girl’s Softball Team $1,345
Rachel’s Challenge $7,055
Relay for Life (ACS) $5,100
Rochester Area Jaycees $297
Rochester Area Neighborhood House $90,998
Rochester Area Youth Assistance $5,576
Rochester College Baseball $100
Rochester Community Foundation $20,339
Rochester Community House $79,747
Rochester Community House Benny’s Kitchen $250
Rochester Community Schools (All Night Party) $900
Rochester Community Schools (Anchors Program) $100
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm $10,532
Rochester Lions $100
Rochester Municipal Park $3,213
Rochester PRIDE $100
Rochester Public Library $16,563
Rochester Symphony $8,021
Sandcastles $200
SCAMP $3,380
Skate to be Great (MORC) $100
South Oakland Shelter $13,775
Starting Point $81
Team Youth $150
The Haven $19,326
Top Dog Animal Rescue $100
Vinnie’s Children / Ronald McDonald House $425
WHO U R $200
Women’s Survival Center $55,600
Women’s National Farm and Garden Association – Rochester $200
Women of Oakland University $100
World Medical Relief $3,287
YMCA $26,276


  • October 9, 2015GFWC Great Lakes Region Conference (members only)
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