| Service Committee

The purpose of the Service Committee, a standing Committee of UWC, is to coordinate volunteer service activities aligned with the UWC Mission Statement. Along with our major role in funding scholarships for women students, our projects identify relevant needs for OSU and its environs. We seek out opportunities, receive and approve proposals and track outcomes , as well as comply with tax exemption requirements. We also enjoy the fellowship! Service funds are used to support the activities established by the committee for the Club Year. 

| Organization

The Service Committee accepts three tiers of volunteer involvement:


Our yearly initiatives require the commitment, energy, and involvement of all our members. Below are the programs we have developed for the year

Interest Groups

Create activities appropriate to the members of that group. Three of our groups have yearly volunteer projects: Yarns and Stitches, Toymakers and Music


Members may select and follow through on an idea alone or with friends. Remember to consult the OSU Volunteer Office Online if your want more ideas

2023-2024 Theme: Be the Change

| Our Selected Project

                                                                           “Fashioning Futures”, Supporting the Free Career Closet

The Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University operates a free Career Closet for any Ohio State students who are looking to obtain the right attire to dress professionally. Students who may not have the budget to purchase an outfit for an upcoming interview or career job fair are especially encouraged to attend. All donated clothing will be used to provide a closet where students can “shop” for free professional attire needed for career fairs, interviews, internships, and career employment- everything students need to make a lasting impression.  

To support our students, the Service Committee will hold a drive through event on October 10, 2023 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  at the Vertical Church parking lot located at 1290 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220. We are asking UWC members to donate their gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories.  Drop off locations will be available from October 14-15th at the homes of Bridget McDaniel and Sally Morgan. Addresses and phone numbers can be found in the Gray Book or the on line member directory. Please call ahead before dropping off items.                                     

The following items are accepted: men’s and women’s suits, skirts, dresses, men’s and women’s slacks/dress pants, blouses, men’s dress shirts, unopened/unused hosiery and socks, dress shoes (pumps, flats, appropriate boots, men’s leather lace-ups), ties, purses, briefcases, and scarves.  If you have been out of the workforce for a while and do not have any offerings of the current styles, ask your husband, daughters, sons or grandchildren who are currently working to clean their closets.  Also, Mary Gustafson  points out that this type  of clothing and accessories are not popular sell items at Buckeye Bargains and this project is another great way  to support our students.


You can make a donation to the general service fund by scrolling down to the bottom of the page : DONATE NOW  Click on the General Service Fund. Fill in the information as requested and click “Checkout” . This is a secure credit card transaction. 
You can also send a check to the address listed if you prefer.

Please note:  All checks should be made out to University Women’s Club. 

January 25, 2023 presentation of  $1,600 check to Tammy Wharton, Director of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, in support of their Dream Big STEM Initiative.  Dream Big will add facilities for STEM learning and projects to Camp Ken-Jockety, and those facilities will be open to the larger community as well as the Girl Scouts.  UWC will be honored at the facility with a star recognizing donors at our level of contribution.


Merri Blum 2023-2025

Sunita Byg (ex-officio) 2022-2024

Kaye Martin 2023-2025

Marybeth McDonald 2022-2024

Darlene Molitor 2023-2025

Sally Morgan (co-chair) 2023-2025

Robin Rasor Thompson 2022-2024

Rose Solomon (co-chair) 2022-2024

Joanne Wissler 2022-2024