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The Women’s League of Washington College was founded in 1951 by Helen S. Gibson, then First Lady of the College.  She saw her new group as a way to build closer ties between the college and its surrounding community of Chestertown, Maryland, the elegant colonial city on the banks of the Chester River.

Since its inception, the Women’s League has been a strong presence in the life of Chestertown, providing both social and civic opportunities to its members. 

Since its founding,
the Women's League has donated more than $460,000 to
Washington College.
In June 2023 the Women’s League 
$14,600 to Washington College:

$10,000 to the 
Helen Gibson Scholarship Fund


$1,000 to the
Women's League Endowment Fund  


$3,600 to Miller Library


Membership in the Women’s League is open to all women who wish to become part of the Washington College community.  

In addition to volunteer activities that raise monies to benefit the College and its students, members enjoy a wide range of social events throughout the year. 

It is not necessary to be a graduate of the college to participate.

2023 - 2024 EVENTS

November 30:  Decorating Hynson-Ringgold House for Christmas.  


December 1:  Trip to the Biggs Museum in Dover, Delaware with docent tour of the permanent collection and the Wyeth exhibit.


December 7: Exam Care Boxes packing and distribution to students.


December 17:  Champagne Reception  at the Hynson-Ringgold House 

February 14

Valentine Tea at the White Swan Tavern

March 12

"A. I. (Artificial Intelligence)AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW"  Presented by Washington College Associate Math Professor, Jordan Tirrell

April 19 

Please join us for the special Preview Dedication Event for the Owings Library Terrace and Burris Information Commons being held for Friends ofMiller Library and Women’s League. The Dedication is to honor of Alumni and donors Anne Burrisand Donald Owings. Library tours will be available and not to be missed!

May 2 - Exam Care Packing Day


May 28   11- 1

Chillin' on the Chester

Scholarship Luncheon

Riverside Fun and Games.  

Bucket and Grand Raffles

Chester River Yacht and Country Club 

Marina Dock Bar

7738 Quaker Neck Rd, Chestertown

June 20

Cocktail Party and Presentation of the Scholarship Donations

to the College

Join us the evening of June 20th at the home of Bobby Sutton for a summer cocktail party and presentation of our donations to the

Scholarship, Endowment and Miller Library. Admission will be a plate of hors d’Oeuvres for 8!

Stay tuned for more interesting events in the New Year.  Your Events Committee is busy planning some wonderful speakers and trips.



Darla Downer

Barbara Brown

Go Shorebirds.  Click on the calendar below to see upcoming schedules and come out to support our teams!
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Donations to the Women's League are always welcome!
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