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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. 

To allow time for our volunteers to prepare exam care boxes, orders can no longer be accepted for spring boxes.  
Since its founding,
the Women's League has donated more than $400,000 to Washington College.
In June 2022 the Women’s League 
$17,000 to Washington College:

$11,000 to the 
Helen Gibson Scholarship Fund


$1,000 to the
Women's League Endowment Fund  


$5,000 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.

2022 - 2023 EVENTS

Opening Meeting

Annie Richards, Chester River Riverkeeper

Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m.

In The Egg

Fall Social Coffee Hour

Thursday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Faculty Lounge in Hynson Hall

Winter Exam Care Packing

Thursday, December 1

In The Egg

Spring Exam Care Packing

Thursday, April 27

In The Egg


President Bobby Sutton

Donations to the Women's League are always welcome!
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