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About the ebell

The Ebell of Los Angeles is a social and philanthropic jewel in Los Angeles’ crown.  The Ebell Club is an educational and philanthropic organization founded by women in 1894.  The historic Ebell Clubhouse and Wilshire Ebell Theatre was built in 1927 and is designated an Official American Treasure.  The Ebell is host to the Women’s Club activities as well as Special Events, Weddings, theatrical productions, concerts, red carpet premiers and film productions.
The Glamour, The Elegance, The Legacy…The Ebell

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Message from the

President

The Ebell of Los Angeles is a community of members, diverse in background, ethnicity, experience, point of view, talents, interest and passions.  Though we gather in our historic and beautiful Ebell building, it is our membership which is our most precious asset- members engaging with one another, learning from each other, enjoying each other’s company and working together for our philanthropies, programs and projects, and sometimes, gathering together simply for good fellowship and fun.  This physical, face-to-face interaction is our human capital and it is money in the bank for our Los Angeles, whose complexity and barriers to understanding are as enormous as its potential and sometimes-as in the case of the Ebell- its actual openness and engagement and regard for all who live here.

 

Through imaginative refocus and renewal, the Ebell has sustained its nearly 125 year history of educational, cultural and social service and, with the commitment of its members, will continue to adapt and thrive for a long and meaningful future.

 
I am honored, as 62nd President, to be a part of this rich and fascinating tradition.
 
Loyce Braun

Our story

  • 1897
    1897-First-Club-House
  • 1905
    1905-(1719-Figueroa-St)
  • 1908
    1908-Red-Cross
  • 1918
    1918-RestCottage
  • 1919
    1919-Scholarship-students
  • 1924
    1924-julia-morgan
  • 1927
    1927-cotillion
  • 1928
    1928-Iron-Doors
  • 1929-30
    1928-Iron-Doors
  • 1930
    1930-Henry-Lion
  • 1937
    1937-Amelia-Earhart
  • 1940-45
    1940-uso,jpg
  • 1982
    1982-cultural-monument
  • 1989-94
    1989-94-thscaffolding
  • 1994
    1994 historic landmark
  • 1995
    1995 100yrs
  • 1996
    1996 501c3 approved
  • 1999
    1999-American-Treasure-Logo
  • 2000
    2000 kitchen renovation
  • 2009
    2009 rita moreno
  • 2012
    2012-la-times-article-(first-page)
  • 2013
    2013 restorations