Bradenton Woman's Club Roof

$2,920 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 15 months

While thankfully most of the Bradenton area seems to have avoided the worst of Hurricane Irma’s wrath, a pillar of Downtown Bradenton’s fate is uncertain. The Bradenton Woman’s Club (BWC) could lose its 96-year-old Grand Dame building if they can’t find funding to replace the roof which was demolished by Hurricane Irma. 

This beautiful historic building has been serving the local community since 1921. Through hosting countless benefits, providing an affordable gathering place, and offering free space for various organization’s meetings and charity events, this building offers not only a sense of community but a sense of nostalgia as well. At the BWC Grand Dame, you stepped into what felt like a portrait of Old Florida’s past. Now, it feels a little different. 

The once-gleaming ballroom that offered a dance floor for thousands over the years, now soaked by 3+ inches of storm water. The roof that offered protection over many special days, completely demolished. 

At risk here is more than a mere building. It is an irreplaceable piece of Manatee County history, and the countless memories that were shared there. 

Never before has BWC been in such dire need for financial help to save its beloved building. The club’s motto, “Be not simply good, be good for something”. They have dedicated their club to this mission and now more than ever, they need us to join together so that they can continue their good work. 

You can help keep this beloved historic building in our community by becoming a BWC sponsor, donating to the gofundme page here, and by sharing the story of the Grand Dame. 

About BWC:

Bradenton Woman’s Club, in existence since 1913, is a non-profit organization devoted toward the betterment of the community. During its early years, the group was a major help toward establishing the Bradenton Public Library, local playgrounds and a baseball diamond. Good works continue with their attention to Boys & Girls club, FELT (feeding empty little tummies, Hope Family Services, Habitat for Humanity and Manatee Operation Troop Support.

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We are open! The roof, floor, ballroom ceiling, shades and lighting have been repaired or replaced.
There is more to be done.
We want to thank the community for the $180,000 that we have received!
The government has not assisted us. It has all been donations.
We still need about $20,000 to continue the repairs.
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The tile has been removed.
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The roof is actually going on the building. We have managed to raise $65,000. Gratefully we have six months to pay the roofers. Please consider donating so that this bill can be paid. Thank you!

All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization.
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We appreciate all the help we are getting! We are at $62,000 but that is not enough for a new roof. Water continues to do damage.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to help us reach our goal.

Thank you,
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$2,920 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 15 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Bradenton Womans Club Inc
Certified Charity
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Bradenton, FL
EIN: 590655170
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