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We are an organization aimed to enhance the experience of women in the district.

Founded in 2003, The Madison of Washington, DC is a private membership 501(C)(7) professional, civic, and social organization composed of 100 women, ages 21-30 who live in the greater District of Columbia area. Our members represent a diverse group of women from over 35 different states, graduates from over 74 higher education institutions with a broad range of careers and backgrounds.

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Our Namesake

The organization, named after Dolley Madison, pays tribute to her influential role as a beloved first lady in American history. Known for hosting social functions that brought together members from both political parties in Washington D.C., Dolley promoted bipartisan cooperation and the notion that political opponents could socialize, network, and collaborate. The Madison carries forward Dolley's legacy by celebrating our diverse members, embracing the strength that arises when women from different backgrounds unite.



...and counting!

Since 2003, The Madison has raised $250,000 for the community, partnering with local and national foundations. In 2022, we initiated a three-year primary partnership with My Sister's Place of DC, a non-profit sheltering, supporting, and empowering survivors of domestic violence and their children. We also foster relationships through community service and volunteer opportunities to support local organizations.



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how do we do it?



From exclusive member events to public facing galas - sprinkle in personal development workshops, community collaborations and everything in between. Each year, we go all out with our signature events like Party on the Potomac River Boat Party, a Fall Gala, Backyard Bash, and other experiences that we can't wait to shout-out. Best part? Every single dime from these events goes straight to our philanthropy. So, let's enjoy a party with a purpose!

What's next?

We are proud to be a diverse organization of women in the Greater Washington community. Whether you recently moved, just graduated college, are seeking new friendships and leadership opportunities, or are hoping to expand your reach within the community, The Madison has a place for you.

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Membership to The Madison is presented on an invitation only basis. We welcome women between the ages of 21-30 in accordance with our articles of incorporation and bylaws. Use this guide as a reference for all things Madison - including information about our organization, membership requirements, upcoming events, and more.


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