(Sarasota, FL) Designing Women Boutique (DWB) is pleased to announce new and returning members of its Board of Trustees. The slate of trustees was approved in recent meetings and includes the following exceptionally qualified individuals:
• Rosenda L. Calloway, AAA district mgr.
• Dennis Campagnone, financial planner
• Rita Caton-Greenbaum, philanthropist
• Barbara Epperson (Secretary)
• Melissa Furman, international purser Delta Airlines
• Barbara Glanz, Hall of Fame speaker and best-selling author
• Linda Gross, advertising agency owner, Advice Solutions
• Janet Gale Hammer, secondary market dealer – retired Lladro porcelain
• Dr. Martha H. Harrison, educator, author and GroundWorks liaison to Ringling College
• Mitchell L. Helton, PNC Wealth Management
• Barbara A. Jones (Treasurer) CPA, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
• Francine DiFilippo Kent, Ph.D., AiSCV/AVS-GJV, AiV-Certified Valuer, Advanced Valuation Specialist, and Gems & Jewelry Valuer
• Marlene Liberman, Michael Saunders Realtor
• Carolyn Michel, actress
• Lynn Robbins, Coldwell Banker Realtor
• Judith Schwartzbaum, senior vice-president wealth management Morgan Stanley
• Janice Zarro, attorney and GroundWorks committee chair
• Ida Zito (President) & sponsorship chair
Jean Weidner Goldstein, co-founder, previous board member, former CEO, volunteer staff consultant and GroundWorks chairperson, has returned in a more active role and will continue her leadership as a mentor and benefactor. Fellow co-founders Diane Roskamp and Margaret Wise will be instrumental in many of the programs and will continue in their roles as mentors and benefactors.
A special high note for 2018 – DWB unveiled GroundWorks, a program introduced in association with seven organizations to offer scholarships, mentoring and internship opportunities. Participating groups include Girls Inc., The Out-of-Door Academy, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Sarasota YMCA, University of South Florida (USF) – Manatee and Sarasota and Roskamp Institute. The GroundWorks concept allows these groups to solicit donations from their own donor bases of high-end accessories, jewelry, handbags and art to be consigned on a VIP status through DWB. Each group will receive a major split of the proceeds to be used to fund their designated scholarships. DWB will direct their minor share of sales to further its annual grants programs that benefits local arts and human services organizations. In addition, DWB has expanded its online sales department and added a staff position to manage the program.
For a peek at upcoming events, to donate, volunteer, consign, or shop online, please visit DesigningWomenSRQ.org.
About Designing Women Boutique
Established in 2002, Designing Women Boutique is Sarasota’s premier non-profit boutique featuring upscale fashions, jewelry, fine art and home goods. They also offer concierge estate liquidation and downsizing services. Through the sale of consigned, donated and new merchandise as well as sponsorships, donations and other fundraising activities, DWB has given over $4 million in grants and merchandise to more than 75 local recipients. Their mission is to grow funding for the benefit of Sarasota’s arts and human services organizations.
DWB is located at 1226 North Tamiami Trail. For information, call 941-366-5293 or visit DesigningWomenSRQ.org.