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 and our students. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 

Join us!

We invite you to join the Women’s Guild and be a part of this great tradition. Join online today or mail in a membership form.  For more information, please call Grace Sommers, president, at 412.396.5080 or email her sommersg@duq.edu.
Or, like us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Gallery of Gifts

August 4 - December 21, 2020

Unfortunately we had to cancel our in person Gallery of Gifts this year due to the pandemic.  Good news, the event is virtual and being held on Facebook!

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

Please join our group and be sure to visit the site weekly as a different vendor will be featured each week.

Norwex - 10/5 through 10/11
Mary Kay - 10/12 through 10/18
Pampered Chef - 10/19 through 10/25
Arbonne - 10/26 through 11/1
Anisa's Bottle Designs - 11/2 through 11/8
Paparazzi - 11/9 through 11/15
Cookies and Candies by Christy - 11/16 through 11/22
Affordable, Beautiful Crafts and Decor - 12/1 through 12/6
Forever Photo Storage - 12/7 through 12/13
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories - 12/14 through 12/21

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!