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June 5, 2019




The Beaufort Woman’s Club concluded its 2018-19 year by awarding grants to 10 Carteret County organizations at a June 4 reception at the Morehead City Train Depot.


“This was our 98th year since the club’s founding in 1921, and through the enthusiastic support of our 110 members, we supported these and many other great causes with more than $16,000 in community gifts this past year,” said Fran Pigott Harding, 2018-19 Beaufort Woman’s Club President.


Ms. Harding and Martha Massaad, Grants Committee Chair, awarded the following grants on June 4:


  • $1,280 to Carteret Community College’s Culinary School to help with expenses for four students who will travel to France to study Escoffier cooking;

  • $1,000 to the Broad Street Clinic for dental supplies;

  • $1,000 to East Carteret High School for its band scholarship program;

  • $1,200 to The Bridge Downeast for improvements to its free lending library for children;

  • $850 to Camp Albemarle to help rebuild part of its nature school for children;

  • $1,000 to Camp Happy Kids to provide 20 students in need with backpacks filled with basic supplies for the camp they will be attending free of charge through Camp Happy Kids outreach;

  • $600 for Carteret Warriors for Recovery for furniture and household items for victims of Hurricane Florence;

  • $1,000 for the Carteret County chapter of Gold Star Memorial to help build a monument in honor of Gold Star families who have lost someone in military service;

  • $900 for the Croatan High School visual art department to purchase professional art supplies;

  • $650 for The MirIAM drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for women to purchase basic medical supplies.


The Beaufort Woman’s Club is a non-profit organization that raises money through directory ads, membership dues, Beaufort flag sales and special events. The club held two large fundraisers in 2019, a Bunko party in February and the “Taste the World” culinary event in March.


Earlier this year, the club donated $2,000 in scholarships to Carteret Community College to benefit single parents. Last fall, the club kicked off its first meeting of the year with a $4,000 donation to the Local Appliance Project, an initiative of The Bridge Downeast and the Salvation Army, to provide new appliances and water pumps to families affected by Hurricane Florence.


The mission of the Beaufort Woman’s Club is to make a positive difference in the community by supporting preservation, revitalization, education and the economically depressed. The club is open to all without discrimination, encouraging relationships, fellowship, growth, leadership and a commitment to community. Visit us at or Facebook.

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