Our third bi-annual Purses With Purpose, silent and live auctions of donated, gently-used, new and original artist rendition purses and luncheon was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Camano Center on Camano Island.
176 members of our community joined together for a day of fun raising money for our scholarship program. Co-chairs, Jackie DeFazio and Gay Campbell, report tremendous success and send out their gratitude for the support from our friends, families, and community.
Scholarships for 2018 will be announced and celebrated at our annual Scholarship Awards Tea on June 24, 2018. At our 2017 Scholarship Tea, the Stanwood-Camano branch awarded two $4000 scholarships to university students: Claire Mason and Morgan Shimkus.
Due to the generosity of our community, our branch will be able to fund scholarships for Stanwood middle school girls to attend the AAUW Tech Trek July, 2018 summer camp program which focuses on STEM activities for the fourth summer.
All proceeds from Purses with Purpose go towards our Tech Trek and university scholarships programs.