The University Ladies Club

University Ladies Club was formed on November 19, 1896 with the stated purpose of “providing social, educational and recreational meetings for its members and to give such assistance to the life of the University as in the judgment of the Executive Council may seem advisable.”

The President of University Ladies Club elected in 1935 was Lucille Taylor Moore, who died before she could assume the office. The Lucille Taylor Moore Fund was established in her honor as a loan fund to support students in financial need.

In 1983, University Ladies Club funded a scholarship known as the Centennial Endowed Scholarship to be awarded to students who are graduates of high schools in the Austin area.

By 1998 the Moore Fund was merged with the Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund and then renamed the University Ladies Club Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship. The UT Resource Development Office invests the money. The Student Financial Services Office disperses the scholarship checks.

The University Ladies Club now awards three or four scholarships each year to students who have achieved academic excellence. This support of the University is made possible by donations and memorials given by our members.

The University Ladies Club Scholarship Committee welcomes donations and memorials. For your convenience, a scholarship donation form is included on the last page of the yearbook and on the Scholarship page of the website. Thank you for helping deserving Austin area students now and in the future. Our club would like to increase the number of scholarships provided each year, but we cannot do it without your help.

President’s Message

Greetings! The summer is racing by and it will soon be time for our first 2016-17 meeting. At Westwood Country Club on September 7th, we will kick off what promises to be a fun year of more excellent programs. Dorothy Foster, T.J. Campbell, and Joan Welch have come up with an outstanding slate for this year. Please mark your calendars now so you won’t miss out on the fun!

At the Executive Council meeting in June, it was decided that your dues should provide you with a hard copy yearbook before the September meeting. If you have received an electronic version in the past, you will still receive one. Should you not care to have a hard copy yearbook, please think about passing it to someone that might be interested in joining ULC. It contains everything one needs to know – interest groups, contacts, members, programs schedule – all in one handy booklet! And remember you can invite friends and prospective members to be a guest at any luncheon, with the exception of the December tea. The more the merrier!

Every year, the sum of donations to the ULC Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship is astounding. Your generosity is inspirational. The Student Financial Aid office has done a wonderful job each year of awarding our scholarships to some very impressive young people. I look forward to meeting this year’s scholarship recipients.
Now, please take a moment to browse your yearbook. If you find any information in need of correction, contact Yearbook Editor Bretna Hackert. Look over the wonderful luncheon programs and note the due dates for reservations. I look forward to seeing you in September.
Warmest regards –

Mary Newcomb
University Ladies Club 2016-17