THE CONCORD WOMEN'S CLUB/RUTH BULLERWELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Concord Women's Club, after 113 years of existence in Concord, joined the West Concord Women's Club to form a new organization known as The United Women's Club of Concord. The Concord Women's Club was an active participant in The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle program for decades. During that time they gave multiple scholarships to deserving high school seniors.
It is with this rich history in mind that the Concord Women's Club endowed The Concord Women's Club/Ruth Bullerwell Scholarship Fund. Ruth Bullerwell was a long time resident of Concord. Born in 1917, she saw many changes come to the town and was always a supporter of the young people in our community. Ruth was the treasurer of the Concord Women's Club for many years; a founder of the Tri-Con Gift Shop in Concord Center and The Apparel Shop on Main Street; and an active participant in many organizations in town. When Ruth passed away in 2006, she left items to the Concord Women's Club to be sold and the proceeds to go to the club's scholarship efforts. These items indicated her interest in birds, nature, animals, arts and crafts. She was loved by neighbors, friends and family alike, and she was especially fond of children who responded well to her.
With the sale of Ruth's belongings and other donations given in her honor, the Club set up a permanent endowed Named Fund so that monies will be available for future generations of CCHS students.