Annual Dare to Dream Breakfast Celebrated

Front Royal Women’s Resource Center held its Annual Spring Dare to Dream Breakfast at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on Thursday, March 24, 2016. 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 and Old Fox Counseling. We also extend a special thank you to the United Way, The Max & Bella Black Foundation and Christine and Fred Andreae. Our special guest speaker was Kristie Sours, Owner of Barefoot Enterprises, LLC – Auctions & Appraisals And Realtor with Morris & Company, who was a 2014 Dare to Dream recipient.

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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 $70,000.


2016 Dare to Dream Grant Recipients are:

  • Amanda Bates, Major in Sociology/Anthropology concentrating in Archaeology.    Awarded $1,000 towards her education
  • Hannah Bement , Biology Teacher at Randolph-Macon Academy. Needs VA teaching license through Center for Teaching Excellence at UVA-Wise     Awarded $1,000 towards her education.
  • Rev. W. J. Brooks, Ordained Baptist clergy. Creating a faith-based consulting business offering education, services and workshops. Awarded $500 towards her business expenses.
  • Franzi Curry, Owner of Fotos by Franzi Photography, awarded $1,000 towards the cost of an iMac.
  • Allyson Gillispie, Founder of Skyline Chimers, awarded $900 to purchase tone chimes.
  • Barbara Jennings, Artist and author of a book about her mother’s healing from Alzheimer’s, awarded $200 toward publishing costs.
  • Brooke Rey, enrolled in the phlebotomy and surgical tech program at LFCC. Cost of one program is over $5,000.   Awarded $1,000 towards her education.

2016 Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship Recipient

  • Myranda Garber, who is currently enrolled in LFCC and will receive her General Studies Associate Degree in 2017. She plans to continue on and obtain her degree in elementary education. Awarded $1,000 towards her education
2016 Spring Dare To Dream Breakfast