‘Big Red Apple’ Luncheon To Award 26 Scholarships

The Women’s Chamber Foundation recently announced that this year the organization is awarding 26 scholarships to local women.

“This is the most we have ever awarded,” said Denise Albritton, chair of the Foundation and owner of Bus One LLC. “These extraordinary women range from high school graduates to those going back to continue their education.”

This year’s “Big Red Apple” Scholarship Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.

The following women will receive $1,000 scholarships during this year’s luncheon: Skylar Anthony, Brianna Brooks, Amani Burden, Felicia Cooper, Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Angela Crawford, Dulce Diaz Roa, Talia Fradkin, Amanda Gancarz, Pamela Gores, Ariel Gordon, Christian Holmes, Kehtia Istache, Shermanda Jean-Francois, Kayla Kummerlen, Paula Lugo, Selene Norman, Selena Paul, Rose-Lorna Pierre, Gabriela Quintanar, Rose Carlie Rene, Alana Thomas, Angel Turpin, Gina Vallarella and Kayla Winter. In addition, Alanna Carrera will receive a laptop computer generously donated by Toshiba Business Solutions and a $500 scholarship from the foundation.

The 15th Annual “Big Red Apple” Scholarship Luncheon will begin with a silent auction at 11 a.m. The program and lunch will begin at noon with WPEC News 12 anchor Liz Quirantes returning as mistress of ceremonies.

Scholarships were generously donated by: ING Foundation, Gehring Group, the Merrill G & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, the Bob Bloom Scholarship Fund, RBC Wealth Management, the Florida Sugarcane League, Jeanne Matullo, the Heather Mills Scholarship Fund, Women’s Chamber Past Presidents and the Women’s Chamber Foundation Board.

This year’s presenting sponsors are ING Foundation and Hilton Palm Beach Airport. Additional sponsors of the event include Lane K. Matthews, Palm Beach State College, Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney and Associates, Keiser University, Florida Atlantic University and Barbara Fretwell.

For additional information regarding donations, sponsorships or tickets, call (561) 659-0285 or visit www.womenschamber.biz.