CDA News

1.18.18 – CDA Past PG Charlotte Armstrong 1927-2017

Charlotte P. Armstrong, a trailblazer for women’s equality and former President General of The Colonial Dames of America (2000-2003), passed away in December, 2017, in Camden, Maine. A native of Boston, she graduated from Harvard Law School in 1953, a member of the first class

Holiday Party 2017

The Colonial Dames of America celebrated the end of the 2017 in seasonal style. Click for more photos of the special holiday event.

11.21.17 – 2017 Year End Appeal

To make your donation online, click on the links below to go directly to the designated giving areas in the CDA Online Store. There is a place on your order form to indicate the specific amount you wish to donate, as well as any notes

10.30.17 – CDA Fall Benefit Enjoys Record Success

The Colonial Dames of America raised a record amount at its annual Fall Benefit held October 11, 2017 at Doubles Club in Manhattan. Proceeds are earmarked to support the educational initiatives at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, which is is wholly owned and

5.9.17 – CDA Annual Meeting in NYC

The 127th Annual Meeting of the CDA was held the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2017 in Manhattan. President General Sharon Vaino presided over three days of activities centered around The Colonial Dames of America and the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, wholly owned


During the past year, your donations have been used to introduce a CDA online store, update systems, and offer more efficient services to chapters. The CDA is exploring ways to use its real estate holdings more effectively, and to serve the surrounding medical community through

9.10.16 – CDA1890 NEWS ROUNDUP

The deadline for purchasing tickets for the upcoming CDA Fall Benefit in Washington, DC, is September 14, 2016. The benefit will be held September 22, 2016. If you would like to support the benefit, please go to to donate or buy tickets.

6.22.16 – CDA Holds 2016 Annual Meeting in NYC

On the occasion of its 126th year, The Colonial Dames of America held its 2016 Annual Meeting on May 2, 2016 at a well-known private club in Manhattan. President General Sharon Vaino presided. Members of the 1890 Society (donors of more than $1890 during the

March 18th 2016 – 2016 CDA BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Sixty-five years ago, in 1951, The Colonial Dames of America inaugurated its prestigious Book Awards. On March 10, 2016, the Book Award Committee, chaired by Past President General Audrey Svensson, announced the exciting 2016 awards, which will be presented at the CDA Annual Meeting and