The University Club Foundation
Established in 1984, The University Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity created to support the Club library and programs of a charitable, educational, scientific, artistic and literary nature. The Foundation provides a vehicle for members to support internal and external causes of value to Club membership with tax-deductible contributions, including a variety of programs and initiatives in the Club’s surrounding communities.
In collaboration with the Club’s Community Affairs Committee (CAC), The University Club Foundation provides funding, direct assistance and programming to organizations with a focus on education and a commitment to serving at-risk youth and their families. Endeavors include support of a local food bank, a domestic violence shelter, a welfare-to-work program, a local recreation facility that provides sports outlets and programming for at-risk youth and a program that prepares DC public high school students to pursue post-secondary education and assists them through the college admissions process. Additionally, through Peterson Grants - established in 2006 in memory of the late Dick Peterson, a long-term member and resident of the Club - over $350,000 has been distributed to worthy organizations in our neighboring communities including College Bound, the Sarah Allen Missionary Society Food Bank, Stead Park, and the Washington Jesuit Academy. Click here to find out more about The University Club Foundation's outreach programs and initiatives.
The Employee Scholarship Program
From 1992 to the present, The University Club Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in scholarship funding to Club employees and their children. The Employee Scholarship Program, which is available to full-time and part-time employees in good standing, allows Club employees and their children to pursue career-related training and post-secondary educational goals over $72,000 in scholarship funding was awarded last year alone.
The Keefer Memorial Library Fund
Since 2001, The University Club Foundation has provided over $1.89 million to fund the services of the Keefer Memorial Library and the renovations of the Keefer Memorial Library, Franklin Room and Foundation Gallery. Once a year, the Keefer Memorial Library opens its doors to the general public for the Club's Meet the Author Night & Book Fair, which brings over 50 local and nationally recognized authors to the Club for this annual book signing event.
The University Club Foundation collaborates with the Club’s Art Acquisition Committee to identify and purchase museum-quality art for display in the Clubhouse. Acquisitions include Worm Fence, an N.C. Wyeth landscape depicting the view from the artist’s home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Andrew Wyeth’s Ocean Inlet; Jabob Kainen’s The Secret Agent; Wolf Kahn's Early Blooming Fruit Tree; a late 17th Century Gobelins Verdure Tapestry; Edward Moran’s Steam Ships Sailing on New York Harbor; Lilla Cabot Perry’s The Cup of Knowledge and Frederick William MacMonnies’ bronze sculpture, Pan of Rohallion.
Thanks to the generous support of the Club’s membership and friends, The University Club Foundation is proud to continue a tradition of excellence. For more information, please contact Krista Long, Executive Director of The University Club Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-824-1372.
The University Club Foundation Board of Directors
Mr.. Scott E. Beck, President
Mr. Barry J. Hart, Vice President
Mr. Preston A. Englert, Jr., Secretary
Mr. Timothy Sullivan, Treasurer
Mr.. Peter J. Farrell
Mr. H. Peter Larson, III
Mr. Gary R. Lytle
Mr. Christopher C.S. Manning
Ms. Diane Z. Noble
Mr. Douglas K. Spaulding
Ms. Lisa A. Stewart
Mr. Theodore Thomas, Jr.
Ms. Susanne R. Wegrzyn
The Honorable Anthony A. Williams