The Kate Dunwoody Society is a network of people united to create equal opportunities for the Women of Dunwoody. Students, alumni, staff, faculty, friends, and community members are invited to join.


Our goals include:

  • Form a community to expand opportunities for women in careers in technology and the trades.
  • Identify and address barriers to women in the technical industries that Dunwoody serves.
  • Provide a supportive network that facilitates pathways to success.
  • Enabling and inspiring the “Women of Dunwoody” to reach their full potential.

The Kate L. Dunwoody Society was created in recognition and honor of the vision and generosity of Kate L. Dunwoody, whose leadership opened doors for women.

About Kate Dunwoody: Born in 1841, Kate was a visionary leader, a pioneer for women, and a philanthropist. Kate was a trusted advisor to her husband, William Dunwoody, a community business leader, volunteer and philanthropist. Kate and William donated their first Minneapolis home to provide safe room, board, and meals to young women coming to the Minneapolis area from rural areas, and also offered educational opportunities and jobs. Run by the WCA (today known as the YWCA), the Kate Dunwoody House operated for 84 years

Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom
5418 W Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55416

Please join us at the Kate Dunwoody Society Luncheon as we celebrate and support women pursuing careers in technology and the trades. Your support will help provide scholarships for women students at Dunwoody College.