Sixth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea Raises Funds for Students (Sold Out)
Tea Oct. 24 features speakers College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt and Dr. Denise Chranowski, founder of ‘8 Weeks to Wellness.'
This event is sold out, but donations are still being accepted for the "Salute to Mothers" scholarship.
The Bucks County Community College Foundation invites the public to its sixth annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, presented by First Niagara, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, October 24. Donations benefit women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education.
The event will be held in elegant Tyler Hall, the 83-year-old historic mansion that’s the cornerstone of the college’s Newtown campus. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and tea from the Tea Can Company (compliments of Mignoni Jewelry) will be served. PECO is a scholarship benefactor of the event.
On average, approximately 75 women from local businesses and the community attend, according to Adrienne Clark of the BCCC Foundation.
“Through the generosity of sponsors and attendees, 20 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded over the past two years,” said Clark. “As one scholarship recipient stated, ‘raising a family is difficult enough, but it’s even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. We don’t need more obstacles, we need more opportunities.’”
Featured speakers are Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, who’s entering her second year as president of Bucks County Community College, and Dr. Denise Chranowski, founder of “8 Weeks to Wellness” who will speak about “Taking Care of Your No. 1 Asset – Your Health.” Student speaker will be Jennifer Hill, a past recipient of the “Salute to Mothers” scholarship.
Due to limited seating, this event sold out quickly, but donations are still being accepted for the "Salute to Mothers" scholarship. To make a contribution, or to be placed on the mailing list for next year's tea, contact the BCCC Foundation at email@example.com or 215-968-8224.
The BCCC Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) educational trust that provides expanded resources for the college’s growth and development. Foundation funds support instructional resources, campus facilities, scholarships and awards, cultural activities and special college projects. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/foundation.