I am Catherine Lewis, 21st National President of the Charmettes, Incorporated and on behalf of our membership, I am pleased to welcome you to our organization’s official website.

The Charmettes, Incorporated, founded in 1951 in West Palm Beach FL, is an organization of strong women who are committed to actively working on programs and services that strengthen our communities. Through our national program our chapters provide information and education on cancer prevention and we raise research and services funds for the Howard University Cancer Center. 

At this time we have contributed over $730,000 to the work of the Center.  We are especially pleased as well, that a treatment center at the Center is named for our Co-Founder Gwendolyn Baker Rodgers and The Charmettes Incorporated.
Please take a few moments to learn more about our members, our services and our commitment, and of course we welcome your participation and support of our chapter’s work in your community.
Catherine Lewis
National President

About Us
The Connection
Cancer Initiative

The Charmettes, Incorporated is a national civic organization that had its beginnings when friends Gwendolyn Baker Rodgers and Frankie Drayton Thomas recognized the need for an organization that would bring together women with similar ideas, principles and backgrounds to organize themselves to utilize their skills, talents and resources for community impact. They invited ten of their friends to join them, and on June 17, 1951, the West Palm Beach Charmettes were created.

The Charmettes, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

If you would like to support the work of The Charmettes, Incorporated your tax deductible contribution can be mailed to:

The Charmettes, Incorporated
45 Clipper Way
Columbia, South Carolina 29229