WHERE TO GIVE
WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS (WES)
Mark your calendars!
Peggy Downes Baskin and Rachael Spencer launched WES in 1997 with 100 members, each contributing $100 to establish an endowment. The fund provides emergency cash grants of $100-$750 to help cover unexpected expenses such as text books, a class uniform, or bus pass.
The WES Committee, lovingly known as Best Friends, has made the program the success that it is today. There is really no other program like it," says Michele Bassi, who is serving as co-chair of the WES Committee with Marilyn Calciano. "WES is about emporwering everybody." Marilyn agrees, "WES allows women to stay in school and really change their world. In the scheme of things it's not that much money but it cn change someone's life."
I am proud to report that this year WES will allocate $40,000 to women in need this year, Michele Bassi says. “It helps us assist more women in need with grants to achieve their educational goals.”
For more information about WES, please contact Kate Staveland at 831-479-6597 or via email : Kate Staveland.