Ex­ec­u­tive Women make com­mu­nity im­pact

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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

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