Executive Women make community impact
Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPB), awarded a $20,000 grant to Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County at an awards presentation breakfast, held at the Marriott Hotel CityPlace, West Palm Beach. The grant called The Lois Kwasman Program for Community Impact was created by Executive Women Outreach, the charitable foundation arm of Executive Women.
The $20,000 grant, payable over two years, was established to provide funding to non-profit organizations that assist girls and young women, ages 11 to 21, in Palm Beach County. The Kwasman Program is named in memory of Lois Kwasman who was an Executive Women Board Member and community leader.
Lottie Gatewood, director of development for the Boy’s & Girls Club, accepted the first $10,000 check on behalf of the organization.
The Boys & Girls Club earmarked the Healthy Girls for Life program for the grant, which incorporates health, fitness, prevention/education and self esteem. The two components of the program are Smart Girls, which includes It’s Your Body and Take Care of Your Body and Smart Moves, which is a comprehensive prevention program helping girls resist alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as premature sexual activity.
At the awards banquet, Executive Women also announced the presentation of $20,000 in college scholarships awarded annually to outstanding women pursuing their advanced education. Five recipients were present and recognized including: Cathy Andrews, from Royal Palm Beach, attending Palm Beach Atlantic University; Lenore McHugh, from Delray Beach, attending Palm Beach Community College; Madison Martin, from Cooper City, attending Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter; Nicole Pardue, from West Palm Beach, attending Palm Beach Atlantic University and Betsy Unger, from West Palm Beach, attending Palm Beach Community College.
For more information, call 561-833-4241 or visit www.ewpb.org.
Harreen Bertisch, left, Pam Payne, Relandria Adams,Virginia Spencer, Lottie Gatewood and Deborah Jaffe
Cathy Andrews, left, Madison Martin, Nicole Pardue, Lenore McHugh and Betsy Unger