100th Anniversary Campaign raises over $21,100 for young women’s scholarships
August 3, 2021 – CFUW St. Catharines ends its 2021 fundraising campaign on a high note, raising $21,100 for young women’s scholarships, and agencies that assist women and children.
Gratitude is expressed by the virtual event organizers and Club members to the host gardeners, presenters, event sponsors, Niagara College, and supporters of the 100th Anniversary Campaign.
The funds raised will ensure that 18 young women receive scholarships, bursaries and awards in 2022. The monies are distributed to students attending Brock University, high schools, the Adult Learning Centres and local agencies that support women and children.
“We raised $21,100 through sponsorships, online donations and the sale of more than 850 tickets, which surpassed our expectations,” said Maureen Shantz, Club president. “We are indebted to Niagara College, which receives two, previously established endowed bursaries, for their technical expertise and video production services in providing quality, high-calibre virtual garden tours for our virtual audience.”
“The community truly supported us. Our virtual audience was very pleased with the calibre of the event and the gardeners whose properties were showcased are delighted with the outcome – it was a win-win-win for everyone,” added Barb Legg, committee Co-Chair.
CFUW St. Catharines is a voluntary, self-funded, non-partisan, non-profit organization, committed to raising funds for young women’s post-secondary education and local agencies. There are approximately 100 clubs across Canada that are members of CFUW National, which also supports international efforts to improve the lives of girls and women world-wide. Locally, monthly meetings are held from September to May, with presentations on community issues and topics of general interest. Members undertake advocacy work and participate in social activism on initiatives to remove barriers to women’s full participation in society.
Residents interested in learning more about the Club and how to become a member, can visit www.cfuwstcatharines.org for more information.
Maureen Shantz, President, CFUW St. Catharines 905-325-8437
Barb Legg, Co-Chair, Virtual Garden Tour Committee 905-688-4175
Fact Sheet – Campaign Sponsors
Production Partner and Friend
- Kirkor Architects & Planners
- Andrew’s Tree & Shrub Care
- Cat’s Caboose Dining Coach and Bar Car
- Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP
- Sullivan Mahoney LLP
- Patricia Boyko, Donro Financial
- Skyway Lawn Equipment Limited
- Nicole Lalonde, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
- Patrick Little, Heelis Little Almas & Murray LLP
- Raw Tibicos, Leslie Payne-Zimmer
- Avondale Food Stores
- Stark Lumber
- David Shapiro, Barrister and Solicitor
- Salon Alessandro
- Margaret Vail RE/MAX
Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
Brock University Awards:
CFUW Eleanor Shaw Award
CFUW Lily Bell Memorial Award for English
CFUW St. Catharines Bursary
CFUW Gail Jenkyns Memorial Bursary
CFUW St. Catharines 100th Anniversary Scholarship
Niagara College Awards:
CFUW Laura Sabia Bursary
CFUW St. Catharines Bursary
High School Math Awards to each high school in St. Catharines
Adult Education Awards
Niagara Regional Science Fair
Niagara Symphony Music Camp Bursary