Charity work is at the core of the Spinsters’ charter. Each year, our members select a local charity organization to sponsor and support through volunteer service and charitable donations.
Spinsters of San Francisco first began fundraising in 1957 to support Travelers Aid. In 1970 the group decided for the first time to give the proceeds of their Annual Ball to a charity chosen by the members. By the late 1970s, the members separated the Annual Ball into two events: the Annual Ball and the Charity Ball, which has now become the Charity Events. All proceeds from the Charity Events benefit the Spinsters of San Francisco’s selected charity. The charity is chosen by a vote of the entire membership at the first general meeting of the year.