Established over 60 years ago by black women active in the Los Angeles community, Della Williams and Fannie Williams, the Wilfandel Club’s goal has been to promote civic betterment, philanthropic endeavors, and general culture.
The Wilfandel club has established a rich legacy of giving back to the community. Honoring founding member’s commitment to service, Wilfandel Club members have hosted and/or otherwise participated in numerous activities benefiting Community Health Week, Negro History Week, Los Angeles Beautiful, the Woman of the Year Program, Sojourner Truth, Negro Business and Professional Women, Women’s Division—Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and the Watts Tower Art Center.
Today, Wilfandel Club members total more than 60 African-American women, all of whom share a vision and commitment to the goal of enhancing and strengthening the image of African-American women in our society, and in promoting peace, happiness, and personal growth for black women everywhere. For its contributions to the community, the Wilfandel club is the recipient of the Community Service Award, presented by the California State Attorney General.
We maintain the Wilfandel Club House, sponsor a scholarship, and hold monthly meetings, which feature speakers. We also offer volunteer opportunities.
08-08-1996 Della Williams, widow of famed architect Paul Williams and co-founder of the Wilfandel Club, dies at 100.