Happy (almost!) New Year!
Before the ball drops on Saturday night, I’m taking time to reflect on our incredible community and share my immense gratitude for everything our mentors, board, and supporters like you do to keep the WEDC Foundation fulfilling our mission every day. For many of our scholars, this is the first time they've felt accepted and empowered. Imagine what a relief it is to tackle the world knowing you have a positive and powerful group of people standing behind you willing to encourage and support your dreams.
Thanks to you, in 2022 we were able to provide $74,000 in scholarships and gift scholars $4,000 in Academic bonuses for GPAs at 3.5 or higher. That doesn't include the intangible value of workshops, mentoring, and connections made that will lead to many future opportunities. We simply could not do this work without your support. These last few days of the year are a critical time for nonprofits to raise funds, and I’m writing to ask a favor:
Our goal is to raise $10,000 before the end of the year. That is one semester of scholarships for 5 of our 25 scholars! With your help, we will use these funds to keep our program and scholars empowered in 2023 and for many years to come. Thank you for being a part of the WEDC Foundation family!
Jennifer Linton, Executive Director of WEDC Foundation