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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 21: 1PM Board Meeting on Tuesday in Faculty Lounge of Hodson Hall


November 30:  Decorating Hynson-Ringold House for Christmas from 10 - 4.  Lunch supplied by College.  Please contact Bobby Sutton if you plan to help with this.


December 7: Exam Care Boxes event.  9-11 packing, 11-7 hand out boxes to students.

Please contact Sandy Bjork to volunteer for this event


December 17:  Join WLWC at the Hynson-Ringold House 5-7PM for a wonderful Champagne Reception and lots of Holiday Cheer.  More information and invitations will arrive soon.


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


President Darla Downer

Donations to the Women's League are always welcome!
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