Catherine L. WolfeCatherine L. Wolfe
American Philanthropist
1828 – 1887 A.D.

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, Am American philanthropist, born in New York City. After the death of her parents she was left with a large fortune, and devoted her life to works of charity.

Besides giving generous sums to Grace Church and St. Luke’s Hospital, New York City, Union College and the American School in Athens – she founded a newsboys’ lodging house, and a home for incurables.

Miss Wolfe also supplied funds for Dr. Ward’s archaeological expedition to Asia Minor, and gave to the Metropolitan Museum of Art a valuable collection of paintings, with an endowment of $200,000, for its preservation and enlargement.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.