Duquesne University Women's Guild

The Women’s Guild of Duquesne University was founded in 1928 with the blessing of the University Chancellor, Bishop Boyle, to work with the Dean of Women in sponsoring activities. In the 1940's, the group joined with other alumni groups to help promote the Student Loan Fund. Their efforts led to an annual “Pink Geranium Card Party.”  Proceeds went to the development of the University. The group also began honoring the mothers of the freshman students each Fall by hosting a tea.

These traditions continue today as women from all walks of life and associations with Duquesne University join together and continue to sponsor activities that benefit Duquesne University and our students. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 

Join us!

We invite you to join the Women’s Guild and be a part of this great tradition. Join online today or mail in a membership form.  For more information, please call Melissa Loughner, President, at 412.396.6055 or email her.  Or, like us on Facebook!

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Monies raised support an endowed Duquesne Scholarship for students experiencing financial difficulties and Spiritan Campus Ministry.


Four-Hour Captain Guided Cruise w/Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club

What a Great Family & Friends Outing! Four-hour cruise aboard one of Freedom Boat Club Pittsburgh's boats. Choose from their fleet of 25 late model boats (pontoon boats, speed boats or deck boats). Meet with your guests at Station Square, launch out of Station Square Marina and spend the afternoon or evening cruising with friends / family. Coast Guard Certified Captain provided to drive the boat for you. Cruise hours: 4 hours within time period of 2:00PM - ½ hour before sunset 7/31/22 Cruise is for you and up to 5 or 8 guests.

Boats Available:

  • Sweetwater 2286 pontoon boat (max 8 guests, plus Captain)
  • Bayliner VR6 (max 6 guests, plus Captain)
  • Bayliner VR5 (max 5 guests, plus Captain)
  • Hurricane SD217 Deck Boat (max 6 guests, plus Captain)

Stepping Into Spring

Ryan Recker and Dave Jakielo

Fashion Show Masters of Ceremonies, Ryan Recker, WTAE News Anchor and
Dave Jakielo, Director of Annual Giving, Duquesne University

2022 Fashion Show

2022 Fashion Show

Maureen Poisker, Office of Research & Innovation, looking fabulous in casual wear
courtesy of 306 Forbes Boutique

Corinne Burns & Melissa Loughner

Corinne Burns, Activities Chair and Melissa Loughner, President

Alison Wojcik & Jean Stone

Lottery Tree - Alison Wojcik and Jean Stone

Cookbook Sale

Give the gift of cooking, baking and more with a Women's Guild cookbook. Filled with more than 100 tried-and-tested recipes such as Ken Gormley's Christmas Morning French Toast, Sharon Oelschlager's Coconut Macaroons or Rich and Lil Longo's Squash and Eggs - Zucca E Ova. For only $20, they make a well-priced, delicious gift.

Supplies limited. Order your book today!