The Founding Women of CMC

Breaking Down Barriers, Cutting Our Path

In 1976, women were frequently excluded from the private lunch clubs and speaker groups of the day.  In an effort to gain access to the people and current issues, 13 rather feisty and forward-thinking women created their own organization and called it the Columbus Metropolitan Club. 

From the beginning, they included and actively recruited members from all walks of life - men, women, all races, religions and ages.  Their club and speakers would be open to everyone and provide meaningful dialogue and exchange of information and ideas to any and all residents in Central Ohio who were interested. 

Diversity, discussion, debate continue to motivate our efforts and create a unique opportunity for community wide conversation.

Tax-deductible gifts to the Founders Fund go a long way in making sure we have the resources we need now and in the future to connect people and ideas through community conversation.

We hope you'll consider making a contribution to our founders fund. (by clicking on "Make a Donation" on the left)

Our Founders


Clockwise from top left: Mary Lazarus, Dorothy Reynolds, Nodine Miller, Sue Foley, Lou Briggs, Harriet Bracken, and Phyllis Greene.

Founders not pictured - Audrey Enarson, Mary Miller, Trudy Knox, Joanne Wharton Murphy, Sally Bloomfield

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