The Women’s Chamber Foundation awarded more than a dozen $1,000 scholarships to the women during this year’s “Linking Women To Learning” scholarship luncheon.
The recipients were Jennifer Brugger, Melanie Camejo Coffigny, Rebecca Cowan, Talia Fradkin, Teneil Henry, Janae Jones, Karine Kasti, Frantcha Lewis, Miracle McKinon, Courtlyn Patrick, Breyanna Williams and Monika Wyszynska.
Additionally, Melissa Napolitano, Women’s Chamber of Commerce 2015-16 intern, received a special $1,000 award in recognition of her outstanding services over the past year.
Jahlecia Gregory received a laptop computer donated by Toshiba Business Solutions, as well as a $500 scholarship.
Recipients included 2016 high school graduates, as well as adult women who are returning to school. One of the scholarships awarded was in memory of Sherry Shive, 2015-16 president of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce board of directors, who died in a car accident in April.
In addition to the Women’s Chamber Foundation, scholarships were donated by the Gehring Group, the Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, Keiser University, the P.J. Callahan Foundation, Bryon Scholz Plumbing, Bus One Limo One and Jane Bloom.
The 13th annual “Linking Women to Learning” Scholarship Luncheon was held Friday, June 3 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. The event included a silent auction, proceeds from which will go directly to future scholarships.
Sponsors of the event include Contemporary Living, Divorce Financial Analysis, Pro Dog Training, Seacoast Bank, and Debbie and George Sullivan.
The mistress of ceremonies was Michele Wright, WPEC News 12 anchor. The guest speaker was Belinda Keiser, vice chancellor of community relations and student advancement at Keiser University.
The Women’s Chamber Foundation is the educational arm of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, which serves its members and women in the community by providing financial support, mentoring, leadership and the opportunity to optimize their lives through higher education. The two organizations afford women the opportunity for professional growth and development.
For more information regarding the Women’s Chamber Foundation and/or its scholarship program, call (561) 659-0285 or visit www.womenschamberfoundation.org.
ABOVE: Women’s Chamber Foundation scholarship recipients.