Purses with Purpose

girlOur third bi-annual Purses With Purpose, silent and live auctions of donated, gently-used, new and original artist rendition purses and luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Camano Center on Camano Island.

Co-Chairs Jackie DeFazio and Gay Campbell are leading the steering committee for this fantastic 2017 event. Over the next few months we will be gathering over 200 purses for this unique fundraiser for the mission to advance higher educational support for this area’s young women.

At the annual Scholarship Awards Tea on June 26, 2016, the Stanwood-Camano branch awarded two $4000 scholarships to university students: Erin Manhardt and Courtney Bomgardner.

For the second year and as a result of fundraising and donations our branch was able to fund five $900 scholarships for Stanwood middle school girls to attend the AAUW Tech Trek summer camp program which focuses on STEM activities.

All proceeds from Purses with Purpose go towards our Tech Trek and university scholarships programs.

We are proud to partner with SCAF, Stanwood Camano Area Foundation, in providing these scholarships.