Dare to Dream Grantees 2018

2018 Dare to Dream Press Release


2018 Dare to Dream Grant Recipients

Jennifer Avery, Jenspirations, a video marketing business
Awarded $1,000 towards a video camera
Tierra Burke, Pursuing a career in IT at LFCC
Awarded $900 towards her educational costs
Phyllis Carmean, LPN – working towards being an RN
Awarded $1,000 towards her educational costs
Valerie Knight, Artist of miniature painting
Awarded $600 for an adjustable ergonomic chair and art equipment.
Viviane Knight, Accredited Fitness Trainer
Wants to bring free group exercise classes to the area
Awarded $500 towards cost of health exercise program license.
Heather McWhinney, Artist of gem trees
Self-taught artist of gem tree creations.
Awarded $600 towards the purchase of art supplies and tools.
JamiLynn Pastore, Seamstress Business
Awarded $800 towards a fabric cutter.
Jenny Simpson, – working towards Associates Degree at LFCC
Awarded $600 towards a laptop
2018 Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Angela Schroeder, AD in Recreation & outdoor leadership, LFCC
Working towards a BS in Therapeutic Recreation, an MS in Sport & Rec studies and a minor in Psychology through (BAM) at GMU. 
 Awarded $1,500 towards educational costs.
2018 Kim South Girl Grant
LaTasha Do’zia-Earley, Selah Theatre project,
Awarded $900 for summer camp tuition for 3 middle school age girls.


Northern Virginia Daily

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center announced Tuesday its Dare to Dream Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship and Kim South Girl Grant award recipients for 2018 at its annual breakfast celebration. Ten winners received awards totaling $8,400 in grant and scholarship money.

Melanie Mullinax, communications chair and board member, said the whole mindset of granting the awards to women residing in Warren County has been a blessing.

“This year’s winners are a great group of women who have dreams and plans to really make their lives better for themselves and their families but also their community,” she said. “We’re always really impressed with all the applicants that we receive. We wish we could give out more grants but will keep raising funds to do so in the future.”

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2018 Dare to Dream Breakfast