The Women's Club of Inverness is proud to announce its 2013 scholarships and donations to local charities.
WCI is a philanthropic 501(c) (3) organization. All profits from WCI benefits are contributed to local community-based organizations and to undergraduate scholarship grants. WCI is especially committed to aiding women and children's advocacy organizations, as well as senior citizen, at-risk youth, and family service centers.
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Our April Fashion Show, A Waterfall of Fashion in Grand Majestic Style, was a rousing success! Over 350 women attended one of the premiere fashion shows in the Chicago area, held at The Stonegate Conference Centre. Guests were treated to a fabulous preview of 2013's spring fashion collections, shopping, a delectable luncheon, silent auction and raffles.
Through this event, as well as our fall 2012 holiday event and individual donations, WCI is proud to have raised $52,500 for the club's 2012-2013 fiscal year.
WCI will fund twenty $1,000 scholarships for area high school and college students, including adults returning to college, living in the area served by High School Districts 211 and 220. The recipients are carefully selected based on academic achievement, application quality and financial need. This year's scholarship winners and their original area schools include: Jenna Lee (Barrington HS); Mariah Ghant, Agnes Kowalski, Andriana Krivonosov, Dana Lindquist and Catherine Reff (Conant HS); Flavio Kola, Emily Manley, Jessica Miller and Dan Quinn (William Fremd HS); Betti Varga (Harper); Sana Quadri and Sana Shafiuddin (Hoffman Estates HS); Michael Anderson, Nevena Neskoska and Joana Quillo (Palatine HS); Valerie Anderson, Nabeel Qureshi, Kacper Wasilewski and Weronika Wasilewski (Schaumburg HS). Congratulations to each of these outstanding students!
The twenty-seven community agencies supported this year receive assistance for women, families, children and seniors. Many initiatives are supported including counseling programs, backpacks for high school students, safe house food expenses, healthy aging programs, and transportation vouchers for the homeless, among many, many others.
The 2013 agencies supported by WCI include: Barrington Area Council on Aging; Barrington Youth and Family Services; Career Place; Children's Advocacy Center of N & NW Cook County; Children's Home & Aid Child Care Center of Palatine; Children's Oncology Services; Community Crisis Center; Countryside Association; Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago; Home of the Sparrow, Inc.; Journeys | The Road Home; Life Span; Little City Foundation; Northeast Palatine Summer Camp; Northwest Center Against Sexual Abuse; Northwest Community Hospital Foundation; Palatine Opportunity Center; Palatine Township Needy Family Fund; Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council; PHD; Shelter Inc.; Special Leisure Services Foundation; St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly; The Bridge Youth & Family Services; Vital Bridges; Wellness Place and WINGS.
Members of the Women's Club of Inverness are welcome from all communities! WCI embodies the strength of women dedicated to supporting various philanthropic endeavors and promoting cultural and educational activities in our community. Visit www.womensclubofinverness.com for more information on Club membership and activities.