WHERE TO GIVE
WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS (WES)
Mark your calendars!
Peggy Downes Baskin and Rachael Spencer launched WES in 1997 with 100 members, each contributing $1000 to establish an endowment. The fund provides emergency cash grants of $100-$750 to help cover unexpected expenses such as text books, a class uniform, or bus pass.
“Every year when I think of the women who are speaking at the WES luncheon in
September and what they must feel, I know there is nothing more powerful than
being in a room with a very large group of women who are there to support them,”
said Michele Bassi, who co-chairs the WES Committee with Pegi Ard. “We have
never met them, but we care about them. We all want them to be successful.”
I am proud to report that this year WES will allocate $52,000 to women in need this year, Michele Bassi says. “It helps us assist more women in need with grants to achieve their educational goals.”
For more information about WES, please contact Kate Staveland at 831-479-6597 or via email : Kate Staveland.