It's all about Mae this March!
The Women's Research and Education Fund is pleased to announce this year's winner of 30TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME. You are invited to join us in congratulating Mae Carpenter, Commissioner of Westchester County's Department of Senior Programs and Services.
On March 28, 2014, the coveted "medallion" will be presented to Ms. Carpenter at the 30th Annual Women's Hall of Fame Scholarships and Awards Luncheon. This year, the event will be held at The Doubletree by Hilton, Tarrytown, New York.
Suzi Oppenheimer was last year's winner. Read more about Suzi and enjoy the picture gallery from our March 2013 celebration. Here, get a glimpse of what hard work, dedication and the generosity of many has meant to the 2013 scholarship winners of the Westchester Women's Hall of Fame (listing of scholarships and recipients).
2013 WHOF program and photos
2014 Invitation and R.S.V.P. (Low Resolution PDF - preferred download)
Like us to mail you an invitation? Please contact us or download a high-resolution copy (7812 KB pdf).
THANK YOU TO THE 2014 WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME SPONSORS...
College of New Rochelle
Stock Family LLC
Visiting Nurse of Westchester
Stop and Shop
Westchester Women's Bar Association Foundation, Inc.
Lanza Family Foundation
"Stand Up" - Save the Date: June 13, 2014
We are in the planning stages for the 2014 STAND UP FOR FEMALE VETERANS.
Attended by female veterans and their families and friends in Westchester County, the Lanza Family Investment in Veterans Empowerment (L.I.V.E) presented, Stand Up for Female Veterans at Westchester Community College on Friday, June 7, 2013. And this year, our second annual event promises to be a wonderful day for Westchester's women veterans.
View the 2013 program to learn about the workshops, exhibits, freebies, raffles and the extraordinary line-up of services and information presented to honor, support (and even pamper) Westchester female vets. Check back for more information for this year's celebration.
SPONSORED BY: (2013) Family Services of Westchester, Westchester Community College, Women’s Research and Education Fund
in collaboration with the United States Dept. of Labor Women’s Bureau
CO-SPONSORS: (2013) Legal Services of Hudson Valley, Planned Parenthood, Hudson Peconic, Inc., ECAD, Common Ground, Hope for the Warriors, Business Council of Westchester, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Wounded Warrior Project, Junior League of Central Westchester, Westchester County Veterans Agency, Women’s Enterprise Development Center, YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester, Westchester/Putnam One-Stop Employment, Women Veterans Association of the Hudson Valley
THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS (2013): SUPER STOP & SHOP, JP MORGAN CHASE and...a special thanks to Sephora and Junior League of Central Westchester...and thank you to Avon and
Emi-Jay, as well.
In 1986, a scholarship award program was started to honor local women who are working towards career goals. What began as a $500 scholarship given to one student going to college has mushroomed into 65 scholarships totaling $228,000.
Join us in celebration at the 30th Annual Women's Hall of Fame.
The WREF is a not-for-profit corporation (Tax Exempt #13-3568614) in New York State that is based in Westchester County. The specific principal purpose for which the WREF exists is educational. It accumulates studies, analyzes and distributes information concerning the present and future status of women. It promotes the interest of women nationally with particular emphasis on the women and children of Westchester County. It encourages, and assists women to develop through education and training, their skills and talents. Further, it works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against women because of their sex and promotes safety of victims and families.
WREF studies and collects information about women, seeks recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of women and informs and educates people about the rights, concerns, problems and contributions of women. WREF accomplishes its goals primarily through the funding of programs primarily in the community of Westchester County. It has funded programs in other geographic areas. WREF raises funds from various resources such as other Foundations and Funds and holds fund raising events. After an assessment of need, WREF gives grants to agencies and organizations to meet the needs of the women's community
Although WREF will co-sponsor programs with various government and not-for-profit agencies, it has no direct relationship with government or these agencies. It also co-sponsors programs with schools and social agencies. Members of the Board of Directors are: Janet A. Johnson, President; Sister Mary Ross, Secretary, Evelyn Stock, Treasurer and Camille Failla Murphy Executive Director.
WREF is committed to funding programs whose aim is to eradicate domestic violence. To this end, it applied for and received a grant from the Avon Foundation for the Avon Empowerment Self-Sufficiency Program. (Out of over 150 applications throughout the nation, WREF was one of 32 winners). WREF sub-contracted the grant to My Sisters Place to run the program out of the Family Justice Center which is located in the White Plains Court Complex.
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