Our History

City Club was established in 1984 by a Founding Board of Governors comprised of some of Fort Worth’s most influential citizens.  The Club is located in City Center's beautiful Bank of America Tower designed by renowned architect Paul Rudolph.  The Founding Board of Governors set the tone and provide the leadership for an active, astute and involved membership.
Founding Board of Governors
Sid R. Bass
Gerson B. Bernstein
Martin C. Bowen
Ralph Duggins
Joseph Grant
John S. Justin, Jr.
Dee J. Kelly
William H. Medary
Richard Rainwater
John V. Roach
Earle A. Shields
James R. Sowell
Dr. William E. Tucker
F. Howard Walsh, Jr.
Warren G. Woodward

To step inside City Club is to experience something extraordinary; to sense familiarity and formality woven together in a fabric of comfort, a retreat from the tumult so characteristics of the lives of successful people. Intertwined is a remarkable spirit that lets you conduct business or relax in the company of others who have been drawn to the City Club by shared experiences and values.

As an integral part of the heart of Fort Worth’s thriving business community and cultural center, City Club is a place where distinguished business people, professionals, community leaders and their families gather to experience the best the city has to offer.

A club is not defined by the boundaries of its walls but by the breath of its members. At City Club, members are lifeblood. Active, astute and involved, they contribute in innumerable ways to the vitality of the Club and the community. Because building relationships with peers is perhaps the greatest privilege and benefit of membership in the club, there are special events and professional programs to provide a setting for social interaction. From Wine Dinners to the Parade of Lights, from Lunch and Learn to Mother’s Day Brunch, each event is planned and executed with both spirit and a dedication to detail. Club parties range from formal occasions to casual get-togethers, and are conceived with the kind of focus and flair that bring members together in congenial social setting.