Duquesne University Women's Guild


The Women’s Guild of Duquesne University was founded in 1928 with the blessing of the University Chancellor, Bishop Boyle, to work with the Dean of Women in sponsoring activities. In the 1940's, the group joined with other alumni groups to help promote the Student Loan Fund. Their efforts led to an annual “Pink Geranium Card Party.”  Proceeds went to the development of the University. The group also began honoring the mothers of the freshman students each Fall by hosting a tea.

These traditions continue today as women from all walks of life and associations with Duquesne University join together and continue to sponsor activites that benefit Duquesne University.

Join us!

We invite you to join the Women’s Guild and be a part of this great tradition. A membership form is available online. For more information, please call Grace Sommers, president, at 412.396.4525 or email her sommersg@duq.edu.
Or, like us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Gallery of Gifts

August 4 - December 6, 2020

A different vendor will be featured weekly on our Facebook page. Following is our current line up of vendors. Proceeds from this event will benefit Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Women's Guild Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Plant Sale

Watch for more information about our 2021 Plant Sale.  Again this year, the Women's Guild will be taking advance orders on the popular plants that we sell every year at the Luncheon and Fashion Show.  If you would like to pre-order flowers or herbs, please check back in early 2021 for the order form. This sale will be in lieu of the plant sale at the event.

All proceeds benefit the Office of Campus Ministry and the Women's Guild Endowed Scholarship.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Cookbook Sale

Give the gift of cooking, baking and more with a Women's Guild cookbook. Filled with more than 100 tried-and-tested recipes such as Ken Gormley's Christmas Morning French Toast, Sharon Oelschlager's Coconut Macaroons or Rich and Lil Longo's Squash and Eggs - Zucca E Ova. For only $20, they make a well-priced, delicious gift.

Supplies limited. Contact Bernie Krueger at 412.396.4936 or krueger@duq.edu to order your book today!