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

Enjoying Nature

Visit beautiful outdoor sights around the St. Louis area during the course of each year.  Look for announcements about meeting dates, times and places in the Woman’s Club newsletters and e-blasts.  We encourage all members and guests to join us. To attend, contact one of the chairs:

Linda Smith, co-chair

Jennifer Luner, co-chair

Elena Maksaeva, co-chair

Jane Schaefer, 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 

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.

Gloria Lubowitz, Chair

Risa Zwerling Wrighton Scholarship Committee

Each year, the Woman’s Club provides scholarship funds for up to five students of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, or CAPS (formerly known as University College).  Upon selection, the Risa Scholars receive a congratulation letter from the Club, are invited to present at the Club’s annual scholarship recognition event in January, and have regalia fees covered by the Club as a graduation gift from our members.  Fundraising activities, such as Scholarship Game Days, are planned by the Club to help support the scholarship.  To learn more about the Risa Scholars or to contribute to the Risa Zwerling Wrighton Endowment Fund, please contact one of the chairs:

Linda Smith, Co-Chair 

Jennifer Luner, Co-chair

Karen Johnson Fields, Co-chair

Judy Joerding, 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

Faith Berger, Chair