Thank you for this opportunity to introduce you to the Seattle Chapter of The Girl Friends®, Inc. Our national organization, The Girl Friends®, Inc. is one of the oldest social organizations of African American women in the U.S. Founded in 1927 in NYC and incorporated in 1938 under the legal guidance of Thurgood Marshall, The Girl Friends now boasts 47 chapters coast to coast and over 1600 members nationally.
While the organization’s main purpose remains to promote and foster friendship, it has expanded its mission to include charitable and cultural activities. Each chapter sets its own agenda which includes the performance of civic services in the community and support of a broad spectrum of causes.
In 1988, The Girl Friends, Inc. formed its foundation, the Girl Friends Fund, Inc., a 501(c) (3) organization which provides scholarships to needy college students nationally. Our Seattle Chapter currently has 4 students whose tuition is being partially supported by the fund.
As proud members of this premier organization, we invite you to tour our website and learn more about us.
Linda A. Taylor
The Seattle Girls was founded in 1998 by GF Linda Dunn Gillis with the help of her long time friend, Sheila Pitre Holmes. She called upon 20 of her friends in Seattle, to meet and form a new civic/social group, which later would be known as the Seattle Girls. Linda organized and planned this group so that some day they would seek membership, and become a part of the National Organization of The Girl Friends®, Incorporated, an organization that Linda joined while residing in a suburb of Albany, New York. October 18, 2006, the Seattle Girls were installed as the 45th chapter in The Girl Friends®, Incorporated.