(SARASOTA, Fla) ABWA Sunrise is offering one-of-a-kind ornaments at Donate, Decorate, and Celebrate, the chapter’s Holiday Gala luncheon on December 5, 2012, at the Sarasota Yacht Club.
Decorated by artists, members and friends, the ornaments will be sold, individually or in collections, or auctioned to raise funds for women’s scholarships and professional development programs. The event includes a gift for each attendee, a silent auction, and an opportunity to have a picture taken with Santa.
ABWA Sunrise (www.abwasunrise.org) has awarded over $104,000 in scholarships since 2004. Working through the Community Foundation of Sarasota, the scholarship committee reviews applications from traditional and nontraditional students and selects recipients in two cycles each year.
Ticket price is $45 until November 30; after then, the cost is $55. Reservations and payments can be made at www.abwasunriseholidaygala.com. Payment by check made out to ABWA Sunrise can be mailed to: Linda Johnson, C/O Eckerd College, 8031 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 106, University Park, FL 34201. For additional information, email Linda Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABWA Sunrise Chapter recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. The chapter participates in the ABWA Gulf Coast Council, and its members belong to the national American Business Women’s Association, founded in 1949. ABWA Sunrise is dedicated to bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations, to provide opportunities for them to grow professionally and personally through education, networking support, recognition and leadership.
ABWA Sunrise organizes and holds fundraising events to support women’s scholarships and professional development programs. It meets at 7 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Sarasota Yacht Club. For more information, visit www.abwasunrise.org.
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