TUWA History

TUWA Celebrates Centennial

The Tulane University Women’s Association, formerly the Tulane University Club, was founded in 1910 by wives of the faculty and staff. For more than a century the Tulane University Women’s Association has brought together Tulane women for social and civic work, lectures, book clubs, bridge, knitting groups, and much more. Through these activities lifelong friendships have been formed.

“To me, TUWA is a community of smart, civic-minded women from a variety of backgrounds who enjoy lively conversation and doing good deeds for the university and New Orleans,” says April Brayfield, who adds that she especially treasures the camaraderie of two activity groups—the Evening Book Group (founded in 1986 by Margaret Kelly, wife of former Tulane president Eamon Kelly) and Crafty Ladies, the arts and crafts group that Brayfield founded with Marjorie Weiner and Gracibel Rickerfor.

TUWA celebrated its centennial in 2010 and received special recognition for its contributions to the university over the past century at the Tulane-Houston football game. Read Tulane’s news story .