Honoring 50 years of working together

Democratic Women build on commitment to cooperation, unity, fairness, and empowerment

Some of the founders of Democratic Women of Greenville County at the anniversary celebration.

Democratic Women of Greenville County have been working toward building better, stronger communities for 50 years. South Carolina leaders attended the October celebration with national political leaders including Jesse Jackson, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi, sending video messages of congratulations.

The message from speakers and attendees was a strong affirmation of the role the group has played in our community and our state. And the importance of continuing the work with even greater passion, just as a committed group of women came together in 1967 in a time of great unrest and turbulence, to stand together and work for change. Read more about the anniversary dinner.

Join us to work for a better future!


About us

We are an active and diverse group of women and men. Our objectives are:

  • To support the principles of the Democratic Party;
  • To initiate and carry out programs and projects on behalf of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party’s candidates; and
  • To promote Democratic women to become actively involved in our community, to serve in leadership positions in the county, state, and national Democratic Party, and to serve as candidates for elective office.

Our meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Visit the GCDP Events Calendar for our upcoming lunches and other events. Annual dues are $25; members receive our monthly newsletter, The Donkey’s Tale.

Visit our lending library at Greenville County Democratic Party Headquarters to borrow books about politics, current and historical figures and events, and other topics.


  • President: Linda Hardman
  • First Vice President – Programs: Scarlett Jones
  • Second Vice President – Membership: Ann Funderburk
  • Secretary: Ruth Richburg
  • Treasurer: Jeanette Jacobs
  • Arrangements Chair: Laurie Sommer
  • Newsletter Editor: Linda Neely
  • Telephone Committee Chair: Sharon Cherry

Contact us

Email us at demwomen@greenvilledemocrats.com, or call 864.232.5531 or join us on Facebook.

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Democratic Women of Greenville South Carolina

What’s new?

Marguerite Willis tells Dem Women she’s “ready to rock and roll”

Marguerite Willis addressed the April meeting of the Democratic Women of Greenville County, wrapping her gubernatorial goals in humor and storytelling. Read more.

Nobel brings his “big and bold” campaign to Dem Women luncheon

Calling the state government “broken and dysfunctional” and vowing to overhaul South Carolina’s failing education system not just “tinker around the edges”, gubernatorial candidate Phil Nobel promised to be a “big”, “bold”, agent of change. Read more

Smith talks “service over self” at luncheon address

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. James Smith gave a wide ranging talk to the monthly lunch, hitting topics from education to energy policy, workplace protections to LGBTQ protections. Read more

Gubernatorial candidate comes to Greer

Democratic candidate for governor, state Rep. James Smith, visited Greer on October 20. He spoke about his vision for a stronger South Carolina. We expect to be seeing a lot more of Rep. Smith. Stay connected with us for news about upcoming visits, opportunities to discuss issues and ways to support his candidacy. With Smith are Linda Hardman, right, the president of Democratic Women of Greenville County, and Jennifer Olmert.

Do you take politics with your coffee? We do!

We had a great monthly coffee meeting with a record number of new attendees. Thirteen women joined us for the first time representing age, ethnic, and professional diversity. One thing they all had in common: A passion for spreading the Democratic message, resisting legislation that drags us backwards, and supporting Democratic candidates. We even had one or two potential candidates in the group. There are now two coffees — one in Simpsonville and one in Greenville. Check the events calendar for dates. Email Paula Catterall for more information.