President’s Message

Thank you for exploring our website.

It is an honor for me to serve as the 50th president of NCJW St. Louis. I follow in the footsteps of women who have formed and guided this section into one of the most admired and strongest sections in the United States. This has occurred because of the many programs and projects that we have created and the outstanding volunteers and staff who are committed to improving the lives of women, children and families and to safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

Over the last 123 years, NCJW St. Louis has made a difference through projects like:  The St. Louis Scholarship Committee (1920), providing interest-free loans for post high school education; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), founded in 1980 to advocate for children under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Courts; and Healing Hearts Bank (2011), a micro-lending program to help underserved women and women in domestic violence situations gain economic independence. Check our History section to learn more.

We exist because we believe there is a lack of equity for women, children and families and we address this in our community. Our opportunities for engagement are many and you can investigate them all through this website. You may be interested in our:

          Kids Community Closets (currently in 22 elementary schools)

          ReSale Shop and Couturier Sale

          Wife Widow Woman Program

          Project Renewal for underserved women

          Healing Hearts Bank (which provides micro loans to women who have suffered domestic abuse)

          Back to School Store (which outfits over 1,400 children yearly as they go back to school)

          Advocacy initiatives in human trafficking, voting, long range contraception, women’s rights and


Over 5000 members, volunteers and supporters enable us to accomplish our goals. We would be honored if you would consider joining us!

Susan Katzman, President