Celebrating 25 Years with WEDC Foundation
It is such a measure of success for the Foundation to have Scholar Alumnae like Vonda, LaJoy, and Rachel giving back to the Foundation by turning around to lift the next group of women.
As many of you have been affiliated with the organization in the past, we hope you see how your handiwork has brought the WEDC Foundation to where it is today. If you’ve stepped away for a while (or are just learning about the WEDCF), we ask that you consider ways to get back involved with the Foundation as LaJoy & Vonda have, with their time as mentors, and Rachel has, through Green Pea Press' Printing 4 Change Campaign which ends on April 30th!
So, If you have time on your hands, could mentoring be a possibility or serving as a Board member? Maybe you could facilitate one of our scholar workshops? Or, could you support financially through your company's employee grant program, through a small monthly gift, or even a substantial one with a named endowment?
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, we have two commemorative ways to support financially!
You can join our Named Endowment donors by pledging $2500 a year for four years - totaling $10,000 - for a 25th Anniversary Named Endowment, which supports the scholarships and academic bonuses our scholars receive.
Or you can become an Inaugural Pearl and become a monthly donor at $25 a month in support of the 25 years and 25 scholars we empower each year! The pearls are symbolic as a scholar receives a strand of pearls when she graduates from the Foundation.
The WEDC Foundation has empowered over 200 women scholars since 1998 and provided over $698,000 in flexible financial assistance, but it could not have been done alone and we thank every one of you in this room for having a hand in what the organization is today.
We also want to thank some of our major grantors over the years, just naming a
few - from the Community Foundation Grant Funds, Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville, and Mesa Associates, to Frances C. Roberts Charitable Trust, and especially to the PPG Foundation who has provided over $25,000 for our STEM-focused scholars in just the last three years.