Our Mission

The Westport Young Woman’s League is a non-profit philanthropic organization of women committed to building community through volunteerism, social activities and fundraising for local charities.

Since 1956, the Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL), has done a lot for its community and its members. Membership is open to all women who are over the age of 21 regardless of where you live. WYWL offers many opportunities for its members to be involved. Members organize and run our major fundraisers, the Minute Man Race and CraftWestport. Members volunteer in the community by doing things like cooking for the Community Kitchen and also enjoy socials like wine tastings and book group. WYWL also gives grants to charities based in lower Fairfield County and all members are encouraged to participate in that process.  Since WYWL’s inception, we have donated over $4.2 million to local charities with over half that amount donated in the past decade alone.

There really is something for everyone. We have found that attending meetings, involvement with fundraisers, grants, socials and community service builds community – the heart of our mission. The Westport Young Woman’s League welcomes all of you as new members – and friends. We look forward to the contribution that your ideas and talents will make in the years to come. We accept applications for membership from August 1st to April 1st. To get started, visit Join WYWL.

Any questions? Email: vp@wywl.com