Women’s Chamber Foundation Giving Scholarships To 14

The Women’s Chamber Foundation recently announced the winners of its $1,000 scholarships to be awarded at the “Linking Women To Learning” Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, June 3. The honorees will be 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, will receive a special $1,000 award in recognition of her outstanding services over the past year. Jahlecia Gregory will receive a laptop computer donated by Toshiba Business Solutions, as well as a $500 scholarship.

This year’s recipients include 2016 high school graduates, as well as adult women returning to school. One of the scholarships awarded will be in memory of Sherry Shive, president of the 2015-16 Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, who was killed in an 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 will take place Friday, June 3 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. There will be a silent auction from 11 a.m. to noon, proceeds of which will go directly to future scholarships. The program and lunch will begin at 12:15 p.m. Sponsors include Contemporary Living, Pro Dog Training, Seacoast Bank and Total Design in Cabinetry.

Mistress of ceremonies will be Michele Wright of WPEC News 12, and the guest speaker will be 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.

For information regarding donations, sponsorships and/or tickets, call (561) 659-0285. To learn more about the organization, visit www.womenschamberfoundation.org.