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10.30.23 – Donor Appreciation Event at the Historic Sea Gull Cottage

The Women’s Red Apple Foundation of Palm Beach County recently hosted a Donor Appreciation Event at the Historic Sea Gull Cottage in Palm Beach. The Foundation seeks to uplift and inspire women in the community who are seeking higher education by providing scholarships and mentoring. This special evening was to recognize and honor individuals and organizations who have supported us and sponsored scholarships in the past.

In addition to the donors, several scholarship recipients were in attendance to demonstrate their gratitude and to share how the awards have assisted them. Their testimonies helped donors to truly understand the impact of their contributions.

The Foundation raises funds throughout the year through various events, culminating in the Annual Scholarship Luncheon in June. Funds also come from donations, endowment, businesses, and individuals that support recipients over multiple years.

The Foundation provides scholarships for both graduating high seniors and those seeking education later in life – over the past 19 years, 74% of scholarship recipients are between 18-22 years of age and 26% are 23-40+. This year a record number of scholarships in the amount of $60,000 were awarded to 27 women who reside in Palm Beach County. The Foundation has set a goal of $75,000 for 2024.

To learn more, get involved or donate, please visit our websiteat www.womensredapplefoundation.org or call our office at (561) 578-7321.

Contact:

Janiece Davis

Women’s Red Apple Foundation, Secretary

admin@womensredapplefoundation.org

10.3.23 – Women’s Red Apple Foundation Board Updates

The Women’s Red Apple Foundation of Palm Beach County recently announced the addition of Rachael Bonlarron (Comcast), Jessica Clasby (Florida Sugar Cane League), Mary Hart (Hart Core Solutions) and Heather Landstrom (Guardians Credit Union) to their Board of Directors.

They join President Margaret Fanjul Montalvo (Margaret F. Montalvo, Esquire), Secretary Janiece Davis (Urban Health Partnership), Treasurer Jane Bloom (Retired), Immediate Past President Danielle Shull (Gehring Group) and Directors Diane Corsi (Seacoast Bank), Alissa del Sol (Florida Power & Light), Hilda Gonzalez (PBC Sheriff’s Office), Theresa LePore (T A LePore Consultants), Shanon Materio (McMow Art Glass), Emily O’Mahoney (2GHO, Inc., Landscape Architects, Planners, Environmental Consultants) and Suzanne Turner (Retired Social Welfare Administrator).

The Foundation seeks to uplift and inspire women in the community who are seeking higher education by providing scholarships and mentoring. The red apple has served as its icon and for many years donations have been collected in red apples at fundraising events.

The Foundation raises funds throughout the year through various events, culminating in the Annual Scholarship Luncheon in June. Funds also come from donations, endowment, businesses, and individuals that support recipients over multiple years.

The Foundation provides scholarships for both graduating high seniors and those seeking education later in life – over the past 19 years, 74% of scholarship recipients are between 18-22 years of age and 26% are 23-40+. This year a record number of scholarships in the amount of $60,000 were awarded to 27 women who reside in Palm Beach County.

To learn more, get involved or donate, please visit our donate page at https://womensredapplefoundation.org/product/donate/ or call our office at (561) 578-7321.

 

Contact:

Janiece Davis

Women’s Red Apple Foundation, Secretary

admin@womensredapplefoundation.org

7.5.23 – 20th Annual Red Apple Scholarship Luncheon

20th Annual Red Apple Scholarship Luncheon
Twenty-Seven Scholarships Presented by the Women’s Red Apple Foundation

West Palm Beach, FL, July 5, 2023 – The Women’s Red Apple Foundation of Palm Beach County (formerly known as the Women’s Chamber Foundation) awarded a record 27 scholarships to local women totaling $60,000. In addition, one of our Recipients received a laptop donated by Toshiba Business Solutions. “We are so thankful of our donors and supporters who enabled us, through their donations, to meet this milestone,” said Danielle Shull, President of the Foundation. “What makes our Organization unique is that our model is such that we seek to offer scholarships not only for graduating high school seniors, but also to women returning to school and seeking higher education later in life. We understand the value of supporting the education of women of all ages. Over the past 19 years, 74% of scholarship recipients were between 18-22 years of age and 26% were 23-40.

The 20th Annual Women’s Red Apple Scholarship Luncheon took place on June 7, 2023, at Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens. The Scholarship Awards were presented to the 27 Recipients in front of a sold-out crowd.

Event Sponsors included the Florida Sugar Cane League, New York Life and Willis Lease Finance Corporation. Scholarships were generously donated by: Susan Bender, Christian Bergstrom, the Bob Bloom Scholarship Fund, the Catalfumo Family, Cigna Healthcare, the Rebecca Doane “Hope For The Future” Scholarship, Dress for Success Palm Beaches, Florida Blue, Florida Crystals, Florida Power & Light, the Gehring Group, Hilda Gonzalez, the Gerald Rittenberg Family, the Merrill G and Emita E Hastings Foundation, Seacoast Bank, Toshiba Business Solutions, Suzanne Turner, Renee Verrier and 2GHO Inc., Landscape Architects, Planners, Environmental Consultants.

The Foundation raises funds throughout the year from our various events and through individual and corporate donations, endowment, and family foundations, many of whom have supported our Recipients over multiple years. For additional information regarding our Foundation, donations and/or sponsorships, please contact our office at 561-578-7321 or visit our website at www.WomensRedAppleFoundation.org.

Contact:
Margaret Montalvo, President – Women’s Red Apple Foundation of Palm Beach County
womensredapple@outlook.com