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Catala Club

Welcome to SCU’s Catala Club Website!

Catala is a group of vibrant women whose mission is to provide support to deserving undergraduate students at Santa Clara.  Our membership is open to women of all ages who believe in the academic excellence of SCU and also in the core principles of educating the whole person, while promoting social justice, compassion, and entrepreneurship.

We started in 1930, as a women’s group helping the students and assisting the Jesuits at Mission Santa Clara.   As SCU changed, so did Catala. Today we are a group 300 women who are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, business women and artists. We have a luncheon once a month, including great speakers and a variety of themes, both on campus and at local Santa Clara restaurants, fundraisers including a fall fashion show, and several socials which include spouses and friends.  But what we really have in common is that we are all educated women, who believe in this great university. Though our fellowship, friendship, and fundraisers, we have 5 endowed scholarships which total over $17,000,000.  These scholarship funds have helped over 350 SCU students, 30 students just last year.

Becoming a member is easy. Download the application, join online or mailing in your application for membership to the information on the form.  Once we receive your application, you will begin receiving our monthly newsletters and event information.  I invite you to explore our site and find information on monthly events and our annual fundraisers.

Thank you for your interest in the SCU Catala Club and for your continued support of Santa Clara University.

I look forward to seeing you at our next event!


 Catala Club President 2017-2018

Mary Atwell
President, Catala Club

Brandon Gonzalez

Catala Club Scholarship Recipient:

"Best thing about being a Bronco"

Join/Renew Membership Calendar of Upcoming Events and Monthly Meetings Club History Catala Club Officers

Make a gift to Catala Club!

Please consider assisting SCU students in need of financial assistance by donating to the Catala Club Scholarship Fund. Click HERE to give today.  Your gift of any size, is very appreciated!  (please choose Catala Club Endowed Scholarship on the dropdown menu)

Catala Club Fundraiser 2018

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