An Inspirational Success
More than 50 guests attended this year’s breakfast, which was held on March 23th, at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. Our guest speaker, Allyson Gillespie, 2016 Dare to Dream grant recipient, gave a poignant speech about what the grant has meant to her. The breakfast as always continues to be a lovely gathering of like-minded women reaching out into their community encouraging and celebrating all women. In memory of Jean Barbour, long time member and special friend of FRWRC, a special Jean Barbour Memorial Grant was given this year. This event helped not only to raise money for future grants, but to remind everyone how together we change lives one dream at a time.
2017 Dare to Dream Grant Winners
Kristy Eggleston – Major in Human Services at Southern New Hampshire University – Awarded $1,000 towards her education costs.
Kacie Martin – Social Worker at Northwestern Community Services – Awarded $900 for continuing education in play therapy.
Anya Megeath – Farmhouse Cakes – Awarded $1,000 towards equipment to expand her business.
Kathryn Rairigh – Landscaping and Lawn Care – Awarded $1,000 towards a riding lawn mower trailer to expand her business.
Angela Schroeder, LPN – Finishing her associate’s degree at LFCC; she plans to transfer to GMU to earn a BS in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Public Health. – Awarded $1,000 towards educational costs.
Alexis Stiles – 2017 Jean Barbour Memorial Grant Recipient – At 16 she graduated high school, will receive her associate’s degree at LFCC in May, and then plans to get her bachelors and her M.Ed in Education – Awarded $1,000 towards educational costs.
Rhiannon Tanner, CNA – She is in the process of working on her surgical tech certificate at LFCC – Awarded $1,000 towards her education costs.
2017 Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Julie Carter – Currently completing her associate’s degree, she plans to transfer to ODU to obtain her Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology – Awarded $1,000 towards her education costs.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
DARE TO DREAM CHAIR – REBECCA VAUGHAN
DARE TO DREAM NOMINATING COMMITTEE – REBECCA VAUGHAN, JOELLEN MCNEAL, ROSALIE HUISINGA NOREM, JANET BROME, VIDA TIMBERS, SUZI GILLETTE and ARLENE BUTLER
PROGRAM CHAIR – LEE MEYER
GUEST SPEAKER – ALLYSON GILLESPIE
GUEST CHIMER – MORGAN MILLER
GOLD BUSINESS PARTNERS –
KATRINA MEADE – CITY NATIONAL BANK
ARLENE BUTLER – OLD FOX COUNSELING
BETH MEDVED WALLER – TEAM WALLER REAL ESTATE
SHERON SMITH PIAZZA – TURTLE ROCK LANDSCAPING
FRANZI CURRY – FRANZI LEE PHOTOGRAPHY
FLORAL DESIGNER – ELAINE FAUCHER with CARPER’S FLORIST
PHOTOGRAPHER – FRANZI LEE PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE – SHENANDOAH VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB, JANET MAUCIONE, EVENT MANAGER
JEAN BARBOUR MEMORIAL GRANT CONTRIBUTORS – SIGGI HEPP-DAX, NAN HATHAWAY, LOUISE LABARCA, FRWRC
CHARLES BARBOUR AND FAMILY
SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO –
JOELLEN MCNEAL – DARE TO DREAM ENDOWMENT GRANTS
REBECCA VAUGHAN – MAX AND BELLA BLACK FOUNDATION TRUSTEE
ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED AND/OR SPONSORED GUESTS
Since 1999 this grant program has been helping women change their lives one dream at a time, and this award breakfast is one of our signature events. Please join us for fellowship at this inspiring occasion.