Connect-4-Success is the outreach component of the Woman’s Club Risa Zwerling Wrighton Scholarship Endowment. This group focuses on scholarship recipients, working partnership with University College, to help these students achieve success in school, work and life. Key to this effort is getting to know recipients and building a sense of community among Risa Scholars.

If you are interested in helping to plan social and networking events for these students, please call one of the co-chairs. Your involvement will help us create meaningful and engaging opportunities for this special group of University College students.

Linda Smith, Co-Chair 

Jennifer Luner, Co-chair

Elizabeth Danforth Butterfly Garden

The Elizabeth Danforth Butterfly Garden Committee and volunteers are the caretakers of this garden for students, faculty, and staff on the Danforth Campus of Washington University at the intersection of Forsyth and Wallace across from the Danforth University Center.

Our volunteers work in the garden every Tuesday morning each week from early spring to late fall, weather permitting.  We would be delighted to welcome anyone interested in helping.  No commitment is necessary; we all come when our schedules permit.  Call or email us for additional information.

The garden is a service project begun by the Woman’s Club in 1996 to honor Elizabeth Danforth, the wife of former Chancellor William H. Danforth. The committee has developed the garden for over 20 years, adding benches, picnic tables, an arbor, and planting 89 native trees and shrubs plus many flowering plants needed by butterflies.

Our longtime supporters gather each year in early May to plant many flats of flowers that the butterflies love and to enjoy each other’s company in the spring sunshine.

Elena Maksaeva, Co-Chair

Lee Anne Quatrano, Co-Chair

International Women

We are an outreach activity of the Woman’s Club. Club members welcome and host international visitors and their families to Washington University. Many lasting friendships develop through our weekly activities.  We visit St. Louis landmarks and members’ homes to exchange cultures and to develop friendships.

We meet each Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon in various locations. Participating members will be notified of weekly activities by email.

Pat Sarantites, Co-Chair

Gloria Lubowitz, Co-Chair

Galleries and Sights

Visit galleries and sights around the St. Louis area three times a year. We encourage all members and guests to join us. To attend, contact one of the chairs:

Assimo Azariadis, co-chair

Karen Johnson Fields, co-chair

Gloria Lubowitz, co-chair

Women and the Kemper

Women and the Kemper was founded jointly in 2009 by the Woman’s Club of Washington University, the Women’s Society of Washington University and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Woman’s Club.

The Woman’s Club of Washington University supports the Museum annually through contributions to Community Day and through the donation of Kemper Museum memberships to young artists in the community.

To join or renew your support of the Museum: Kemper Museum Support

Representative of WAK, co-chair