GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club is a 501 (c)(3) charitable and educational non-profit organization comprised of volunteers. We are proud members of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC).
Founded in May of 1939, the Miami Springs Woman's Club has been a significant charitable, educational, and social presence in the community.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” -Elizabeth Andrew
Our student volunteers make a real difference, and we can't fundraise without their hard work & enthusiasm.
When you support your GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club, you're making someone's life better. Here are some of our programs and initiatives...
Awarding scholarships since 1942. The Club raises money for the scholarship fund through fundraisers and tax-deductible donations. The scholarship fund consists of the Lena Pearl Wheeler Nursing Scholarship, the English | Fine Arts High School Scholarship, and the Jennifer Ator Scholarship, funded by the Ator Family. The number of scholarships & amount given depends on the amount of money raised.
Our nursing scholarship is named in honor of Lena Pearl Wheeler, a founding MSWC member and widow of Glenn Curtiss, our city's founder. Lena was known for her immense generosity and involvement in the community. To support the Miami Springs Woman's Club, she donated the land to build the Clubhouse in memory of her mother, Mrs. Jennie Potter Neff, and her late husband's mother, Mrs. Lua Andrews Curtiss Adams. Every year an eligible college-enrolled nursing student is awarded this scholarship.
Since its inception, The GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club has empowered the creative community. Today we continue to host art classes every Tuesday. We support Arts4All Florida, an organization that promotes and champions arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. The English|Fine Arts Scholarship is awarded each year to graduating local high school students.
Jennifer Ator was a beloved member of the Miami Springs Woman's Club; among her many accomplishments, she was a councilwoman, an attorney, and a graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Miami's Good Government Initiative; she derived great satisfaction from the results of thoughtful, loving, and dedicated service to her community and numerous community and service organizations. In her memory, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Miami Springs High School student pursuing a career in Education, Law, Political Science, or Journalism.
Established in 1949, The Medical Loan Closet provides medical equipment to members of our community for free/gratis. If you need to borrow medical equipment, please contact us.
Food backpacks include healthy, easy-to-prepare food for kid-friendly meals. That way, kids return to school on Monday, ready to learn. MSWC sponsors over 35 food-insecure children year-round.
Since 2016, the GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club's Health & Wellness Community Fair bringings together a diverse group of health providers and service organizations offering FREE health education, resource information, screenings, and MORE for all ages!
MSWC opened and operated the first public library in Miami Springs. Today we house a Memorial Library as a tribute to the memory of a deceased member.
GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Club's District 11 comprises 12 clubs, ours included. Every state president during their administration chose a pet project for all the clubs to support, and president Linda O'Toole selected Camp Boggy Creek.
Throughout her administration, we will be raising funds to support this amazing Camp, in addition to all of our club's other charities & initiatives.
Providing 24/7 book access while building community. Chartered by the Little Free Library Non-Profit Organization & dedicated to Maria Puente Mitchel, the first female Mayor of Miami Springs & member of the Miami Springs Woman's Club.
Camp Boggy Creek allows children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically- sound environment. The Camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness.
As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek can serve thousands of campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs.
The Camp offers children the chance to catch their first fish, go horseback riding, or climb our ropes tower, all while making new friends, which serves as a reminder that they are not alone.
This building has been home to the Miami Springs Woman’s Club since it was built in 1949. The structure is essentially an Art Deco building with some elements of the Pueblo Revival style, such as rounded corners. It was constructed by Andy Plassey, a pioneer settler. The building also features Art Deco characteristics popular in Miami architecture at that time. The Clubhouse was designated a Miami Springs Historic Site in 2006.
One of our initiatives is to maintain and preserve this historical clubhouse, which has been the home to many charitable, educational, and social projects.
Learn more about the GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club at OUR HISTORY section.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of others through volunteer service. Honoring the motto of "Unity in Diversity," we come together as unique individuals dedicated to community improvement.
of the General Federation Of Women's Clubs
With more than 60,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
of the GFWC Florida Federation
GFWC Florida was organized on February 21, 1895, at Green Cove Springs, FL, and it was admitted to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs on January 25, 1898. GFWC Florida’s 189 clubs are organized into 14 districts. We are part of District 11, comprised of clubs in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.