Dignity, Service, Graciousness & Conviviality – Since 1927


Chapter of The Girl Friends®, Incorporated

Springfield Chapter - Featured

GF Lauren & Faith Hill

GFs Helen Caulton-Harris & Carla Kynard Tucker at unveiling of Gwen Ifill Stamp

GFs Rhonda Rowe and Betty Davis

Ronn Johnson & GF Betty Davis

GFs Tracy Duncan, Tina Page, & Carl Tucker Kynard

2019 Scholarship Recipients

GF Sharon Ralls, GF Valeria Hodges, Academy Award Winner Ruth Carter, and GF Lauren Johnson

About Our Chapter

Founded: September 5, 1935.

Charter Members

Helen Clarkson, Lillian Jones, Marion Franklin Wallace, Nelle H. Greene, Irttle H. Washington Funn, Lois Bolden, Maude Boone, Cordelia Clark Young, Dorothy Burr Elliott, Marion Kennedy, and Doris Wheeler.

Key Civic Projects

Annual Scholarships for academically qualified Black students in the Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT areas; The Music School at Sound Crossing; The Artists Collective; YSET Academy; Dunbar Community Center; Camp Atwater; March of Dimes and Breast Cancer Awareness walks; NAACP of Springfield; Springfield Urban League; Springfield Museum Ubora Awards; Summer Arts Programs; The Chrysalis Center, Inc.

Important Fact

The Springfield Chapter of Girl Friends has existed for 85 years due to dedication, friendship, and conviviality, and we will continue to support our community by giving our time and charitable donations to local and national organizations. “We will always keep the Girl Friend Spirit – alive and growing.”

Springfield Girl Friends

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