Mt. Lebanon, September 14, 2016
Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a nationally recognized mentoring program empowering elementary school girls to develop the social-emotional and leadership skills necessary to cultivate high ambitions and achieve lifelong success. Founded in Boston in 2004, Strong Women, Strong Girls expanded to Pittsburgh in 2006 and has been putting girls on a path from the classroom to the boardroom, or wherever else they choose to go ever since. The mission of SWSG is to empower girls to imagine a broader future through a curriculum grounded on female role models, delivered by college women mentors, who are themselves mentored by professional women. Over the past decade, SWSG has supported over 3000 mentoring relationships in the Greater Pittsburgh region. By creating a multi-generational community of strength around every girl, SWSG is changing the future of women and girls in the cities in which we work and live.
To honor SWSG, MLJWC will hold its 20th Annual Charity Gala, “Reach For the Star” with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Strong Women, Strong Girls. The event will take place Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Duquesne Power Center Ballroom.
We are extremely excited to work with SWSG in closing the ambition gap by empowering girls in the Pittburgh area to aspire to greatness and exceed their dreams.
The benefit co-chairs are Robin Gieseke and Jamie McCaw. This year’s MLJWC board is:
Becki Campanaro-President Elect
Debbie Klein-Treasurer Elect
Kelley Minucci-Public Relations
Cindy Wood-Recording Secretary
Manisha Iyer-Corresponding Secretary
Rachael Shaw-Membership Chair
Becky Dearing-Programs Chair
Information about our major grant beneficiary can be found here:
The Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club Announces Its 2016 Major Grant Beneficiary
Mt. Lebanon, September 14, 2015
It is an honor to announce our 2015-2016 major grant beneficiary. We had many wonderful applicants and this year’s decision was not an easy one. We have chosen to seize the opportunity to make a difference by continuing a strong partnership to go beyond our traditional benefit format. This year, we plan on rearranging our traditional benefit format into one in which we immerse ourselves in the organization’s mission and in return, see the physical results of our efforts. We are very excited to share with you that we have chosen to continue the work we started last year and have named The Education Partnership as our 2015-2016 Major Grant Beneficiary.
This year will not look the same as the last. We will be participating in the “Adopt-A-School” program with the proceeds from our annual gala on March 19, 2016. We will be volunteering and supporting the organization throughout the year by helping with events and assisting with making homework kits. After this year’s benefit, we will have the opportunity to choose one or more schools in need in our area to adopt and sponsor. Our funds will go directly to purchasing the supplies for homework kits for these children. Then, next fall, we will gather again to make these homework kits for this school. After the kits are ready, representatives from The Education Partnership and MLJWC will gather the students in an assembly to give them the homework kits.
“The Education Partnership provides the youth in our communities not only with the right tools necessary to attain an education but also to be inspired to believe in themselves and hope for a brighter future. I look forward to providing The Education Partnership with the monetary resources necessary to advance its mission. Just as importantly, I am excited for the opportunity to help inspire the youth in our communities through their Adopt-A-School program.” Shared by Dana Bloomburg, President of MLJWC
To honor The Education Partnership, MLJWC will hold its 19th Annual Charity Gala, “Spectacular! Spectacular!” with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Education Partnership. The event will take place Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Doubletree, 1 Bigelow Square, downtown Pittsburgh.
We are very excited for this opportunity to grow and strengthen our partnership through seeing the direct results of our fundraising.
The benefit co-chairs are Sara Brett and Maggie Poole. This year’s MLJWC board is:
Tess Carter-President Elect
Regina Jason-Treasurer Elect
Hana Diegelmann-Public Relations
Kristin Filipcic-Recording Secretary
Angela Wateska-Corresponding Secretary
Katrian Kletzly-Membership Chair
Becki Campanaro-Programs Chair
Information about our major grant beneficiary can be found here:
The Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club Announces Its 2015 Major Grant Beneficiary
Mt. Lebanon, August 29, 2014 - Mt. Lebanon Junior Women's Club (MLJWC) announced today that the club’s major grant beneficiary will be The Education Partnership. MLJWC will raise money for the Education Partnership that will help approximately 16,000 students in their program get school supplies.
"This is such an honor for our organization. It's especially exciting for me, as I grew up in Mt. Lebanon. It really has special meaning for me that they are supporting The Education Partnership. More importantly, they are helping to provide local students and teachers in low-income neighborhoods with the school and classroom supplies they need. We are really looking forward to working with the MLJWC,” expressed Justin Brown, Executive Director, The Education Partnership.
To honor the Education Partnership, MLJWC will hold its 18th Annual Charity Gala, “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Education Partnership. The event will take place Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00pm at The Twentieth Century Club at 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, a two-hour premium bar, silent auctions, raffles, live jazz, dance music and songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Black tie attire is optional; vintage inspired glamour from the age of Art Deco is encouraged. The decorations team, along with the remainder of our committees, plan to whisk our guests away into a glamorous and fanciful event this year.
“The Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s club is honored to work with The Education Partnership this year. We are motivated to make this year’s event a success and assist in raising funds for underserved children and schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Bright futures start in the classroom and with the right support, kids can do amazing things,” shared Nadeana Cook, President, MLJWC.
The benefit co-chairs are Tiffany Duffy and Becky Meckstroth. This year's MLJWC Board is:
Nadeana Cook – President
Dana Bloomberg – President Elect
Jacki O’Keefe – Treasurer
Shelly Burr – Treasurer Elect
Jamie Hall – Public Relations
Sara Brett – Recording Secretary
Stacy Conner – Corresponding Secretary
Maggie Poole – Membership Chair
Manisha Iyer – Programs Chair
Emily Case – Philanthropy
Bethany Casagranda – Parliamentarian
Information about our major grant beneficiary can be found here: http://www.theeducationpartnership.org/
At the 2013-14 Club Year New Member Social, the announcement was made that this year's major grant beneficiary will be A Child's Place at Mercy. This organization focuses on providing care to children who are suspected of having been abused or neglected. MLJWC is looking forward to lending a hand to this worthy cause this year.
Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? Come to the MLJWC New Member Social on Thursday, August 28, where we will reveal our 2014-15 Major Grant Beneficiary! There will be information on the many great activities planned for this year and can learn more about membership in the club. Contact Maggie Poole at email@example.com for more details.
We're just about a month away from our Holiday Market event that will take place on December 1st. Don't miss out on your opportunity to get some holiday shopping done, and support the Wallace Memorial Food Pantry by bringing a nonperishable food item!
Join us on August 23rd 7pm to for good food, good drink, and to learn more about our organization. For more information about this event please email Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now accepting grant proposals for the MLJWC 2013 major grant beneficiary. Please see our proposal guidelines page for more information or email email@example.com. Deadline for applications is May 18th, 2012.
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We're just about a month away from our Holiday Market event that will take place on November 12th. Don't miss out on your opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done, and support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, by bringing a nonperishable food item!