The Women's Committee

In September 1990, 200 women met at the home of Mary and Leon Strauss to hear Elizabeth Barlow Rogers discuss the restoration of Central Park in New York and to hear about plans for restoring Forest Park. The spark was ignited; the listeners inspired. The result was the formation of The Women’s Committee of Forest Park Forever – one of our most enduring groups – dedicated to engaging the community to raise funds to support the maintenance and restoration of Forest Park.

Each year, the Women’s Committee helps raise funds for one of the most popular St. Louis society events: Forest Park Forever's Hat Luncheon. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Women’s Committee members and guests to celebrate many years of memories and raise critical funding for Forest Park Forever's mission in one of St. Louis’ most iconic places — the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park!

All who wish to support Forest Park Forever's work and mission by helping to ensure the success of our Hat Luncheon are welcome to join. 

In order to join the Women's Committee, you must be a member of Forest Park Forever. Join today at any level!

Women who want to be more engaged can also serve on one or more subcommittees.

Sub-Committee Descriptions:

RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTIONHelp suggest and solicit raffle and silent auction items for the Hat Luncheon.

HAT CONTESTThe Hat Contest is the entertainment centerpiece of the Hat Luncheon. Help decide 2017 contest categories. Recommend hat contest judges and any other elements to weave into the hat contest. 

INVITATION MAILINGAssist Forest Park Forever in the stuffing, sealing and stamping of luncheon invitations. Please note, information regarding these dates will be sent by email.