WEY calls on its members to support our community through volunteering efforts, planning fundraisers and organizing activities for members to build strong ties to our community and to one another.
The objective of Women for Evanston Youth is to promote acquaintance, to make a united effort toward the development of friendly community service and to benefit youth wherever possible.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Look around Evanston and you'll find WEY's touch. Whether at the YWCA, in scholarships at ETHS, leading the 4th of July Parade or volunteering at ESCCA, our efforts are woven into our community.
OUR PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS
Our giving efforts are reflected through:
Four scholarships to high school seniors
Continued sponsorship of the Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band in the Evanston 4th of July Parade, which was founded by Women for Evanston Youth (formerly North End Mothers' Club)
Fortnightly dance classes, all proceeds going to our philanthropy
Other philanthropic efforts throughout the year to unite around our common goal
Grants to community businesses and youth organizations
In 2020, Women for Evanston Youth, as one of Evanston’s oldest philanthropic organizations, continued its tradition of giving back to the community and supported 24 Evanston organizations. In keeping with the Club’s mission, each of the organizations provide services to support the youth of Evanston.
WEY is led by a Board of Directors, which oversees a series of committees. The Board includes five officers and a number of Committee Heads, who meet each month to review operations and plan future events. Committees include board members as well as interested members. Committees meet as needed. New members are encouraged to join a committee, but this is NOT a requirement.
July 4th Parade
Programs (member activities)
Social (member events)
Website and Social Media
Become a member of WEY!
New members are always
welcome to join and all Evanston
women are invited.
Our biggest fundraiser, Fortnightly, was canceled due to COVID-19. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to support Evanston's youth.
APPLY FOR A GRANT
For information about our
grants and to submit an application, please reach out
to our Policy Chair, Pam Swales.