2015 Annual Dare To Dream Breakfast Celebrated
Front Royal Women’s Resource Center held its Annual Dare to Dream Breakfast at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The event marks the national “Women’s History Month” and awards grants and scholarships to support women in Warren County. The event was sponsored by Team Waller Real Estate, Culligan Water, and Front Royal Dental Associates. A special thank you goes out to Janice Arone, of the Barn Swallow Gallery in Charlotesville, for her donation of marvelous pottery bowls, Peter Meyer for his donation of handmade wooden bowls, and to Elaine Faucher for her wonderful centerpieces.
The Dare to Dream is the Women’s Resource Center’s signature program to help women with the financial cost of schooling, training or starting a business. The FRWRC has been giving out Dare to Dream grants since 1999. Women must go through an application and interview process to be considered for a Dare to Dream grant. To date, the FRWRC has awarded a total of 96 grants to date worth around $68,000.
This year there were 9 grant recipients and 1 recipient of the Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship.
- Courtney Bukva was awarded $1,000 towards her education to receive a Master of Science in Health Science from the University of Maryland-Baltimore and a certificate of Physician Assistant Studies from Anne Arundel Community College.
- Amber Campbell was awarded $950 to help cover the cost of the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Warren Memorial Hospital; she plans to continue her education towards a nursing degree.
- Liliana Chamorro, a secretary for Warren County Public schools and single mother of two has been awarded $747 to cover the cost of three classes to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.
- Rebecca Cooke was awarded $600 to help grow her Front Royal Taxi, LLC business.
- Kathryn Davis was the 2014 recipient of the Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship, she was awarded $1,000 to help obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
- Heather Duvall completed her freshman year of college through LFCC by the time she graduated college and received her B.S. of Science by age 21. Heather was awarded $1,000 towards her education to become a registered nurse.
- Jessica Ray was awarded $300 towards outdoor play equipment for her home daycare program. Her business is a reflection to her dedication to childcare and teaching.
- Marie Scavetti, a metal sculptor, returned home to Warren County after receiving a B.S. of Fine Arts from Moore College of Art and Design. Her goal is to become a full-time, self-sustaining, independent artist. She was awarded $400 for art student equipment.
- Angelica Vittitow was awarded $500 to support her flower growing business. She hopes to be able to start her own cut-flower business and promote the resurgence of responsible local agriculture.
- Amber Santi was awarded the 2015 Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to help towards the tuition for her Pharmacy Doctorate Program at Shenandoah University.