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Catala Club

Welcome to the Santa Clara University's Catala Club site!

Catala is a group of vibrant women whose mission is to provide support to deserving undergraduate students at scu.  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. 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. Some of us rock climb, ride motorcycles, lift weights, run marathons, and like wine and theater. But what we really have in common is that we are all educated women, who believe in this great university. Though our fellowship and fundraisers, we have amassed 5 endowed scholarships which total almost $17,000,000, all while encouraging each other in friendship. These scholarship funds have helped over 350 SCU students.


Becoming a member is easy. Download the application, join online or mail it to Charlene Raisch, our membership chair.  Her information is 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! 

Deborah McBride
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 Casino Night Fundraiser 2017

SCU Catala’s Annual Fall Fundraiser


The World is your Runway...Travel in Style!

We invite you to join us for a delicious lunch and delightful fashion show!

San Jose Country Club

11:00 am 

Wednesday, October 18

Invitations have been mailed. Respond soon for early bird reservation price!