Our Mission is to address the diverse needs of our communities by promoting education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, advocating for issues of concern to women, children, and families, and supporting participation in the arts. The Club provides financial support, volunteer hours and leadership for many community organizations including:

  • New Hanover County Libraries
  • New Hanover County Public Schools
  • UNC Wilmington Scholarships
  • Cape Fear Community College Scholarships
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Boys and Girls Homes of NC at Lake Waccamaw
  • Salvation Army
  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center
  • North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
  • New Hanover County Aboretum
  • Wilmington Area Rebuild Ministry- WARM
  • North Carolina Aquariums
  • Bread For Life
  • Bargain Box
  • GFWC-NC Special Projects
  • GFWC Special Projects

Through The Years Our Impact…

1895 North Carolina Sorosis Organizes
1896 First North Carolina Club to join General Federation of Women’s Club
1897 Begins Wilmington’s First Free Circulation Library
1897 Spearheads Drive for Free Public Library, donates Money
1897 Presents 1700 Volumes to the City for the New Public
1910 Passes Resolution Against Child Labor
1910 Urges Compulsory School Attendance Law
1911 Succeeds in getting Regulations requiring Screening of Foods
1911 Market Inspection Committee Forms
1912 Succeeds in Getting Medical Inspections of School Students
1912 Endorses Bill to put Women on County School Board
1916 Starts first Night School for Mill Workers
1916 Starts Sorosis Milk Station at James Walker Hospital
1925 Succeeds in getting the City to buy Greenfield Lake for Public Park
1929 Starts Weekly Baby Clinic
1929 Starts Goodwill Center
1930 Equips and Staffs a County Museum in Courthouse
1934 Sponsors Fine Arts Festival
1938 North Carolina Junior Sorosis Organizes
1943 – 1945 Club houses Red Cross Center
1945 Leads Drive for Sale of War Bonds
1951 First North Carolina Sorosis UNCW Scholarship
1964 Sponsors Wilmington Woman’s Club
1968 New Clubhouse constructed on Cardinal Drive
1980 Night Department of Sorosis Organizes
1982 Buys Lifeline Machine for Cape Fear Hospital
1983 – 1987 Spring Musicals benefit UNCW Creative Arts Department
1988 Mini Musical benefits Thalian Hall Restoration
1990 Club Scrapbooks deposited at New Hanover County Library
1995 NCS celebrates 100 years of Community Service
2006 Establishes UNCW Creative Writing Scholarship
2008 Receives 501(c)(3) Public Charities Tax Exempt Status
2008 Establishes Cape Fear Community College Scholarship
2010 Co-Host Antique Show & Sale
2011 Receives Dollar General’s Literacy Grant for College Park School
2012 Establishes Back Pack Program for College Park School