Finally, I want to again express gratitude for the dedicated leadership of Suzi Youngberg, our Immediate Past President. She is a model 'empowered woman empowering women' and it's a privilege to follow in her footsteps.
Upper Keys BPW President
Endowment Fund Update
We recently took a huge step on behalf of our women’s scholarship program with the launch of the Upper Keys BPW Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.
Our opening deposit was immediately matched by the Peter MacDougall Match for Agency Endowments, a special fund available through the Foundation. Combined with donations already received from our members and supporters, our endowment currently stands at almost $26,000!
We can qualify to receive another $7,000 in matching dollars – but we don’t have much time. These funds are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and well over half of the match dollars have already been claimed.
Will you help us reach our goal of securing the full $20,000 match to benefit the working women of the Upper Keys?
Just another $7,000 in donations from BPW members and supporters will bring our total endowment value to $40,000 – enough to fund at least one scholarship annually, in perpetuity.
The suggested donation is $100 - but any amount will help!
- Click here to visit the Endowment page on our website for more information
- Or click here to go directly to CFFK to make your tax-deductible donation now, while matching funds are still available.
Join us for a very special
June 15th 6-8 PM at Gardenia's Bistro in Tavernier
Tucked away inside Island Home Garden Center in Tavernier, Gardenia's Bistro has a gorgeous natural setting. If you haven't been there yet, you're in for a treat!
Enjoy delicious organic bites with the perfect wines and champagne as you catch up with old friends and make new contacts.
includes appetizers and 1 beverage ticket
**ONLINE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS PLEASE**
Thank you to our host and sponsor for this event: Gardenia's Bistro!
BPW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
How to Make Your Business Bankable
Thursday, June 23
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
at the Key Largo Public Library
101485 Overseas Highway
Why do some businesses easily obtain loans while others don't? The answer starts with you, the business owner.
Learn how to make your business loanworthy and get key insights from seasoned business-banking veterans at this FREE workshop and panel discussion.
Understanding how to build credit and how to use it responsibly helps small-business owners make good decisions that can lead to the financial success of their businesses.
From the importance of the business owner's personal credit to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this value-packed session will put you on the right path to having a "bankable business."
Mark your calendars and reserve your spot now!
Online registration through SBDC is free of charge but required in advance.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
This event is presented in partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FIU and the Key Largo and Ocean Reef Chambers of Commerce.
Let's start our day by sharing something good that is happening, has happened or will happen. Can be personal and/or professional related as long it is positive. Zoom link provided after RSVP.
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Coffee Talk with the Upper Keys BPW, first Wednesday of every month.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Kellie Farrell, Keys Ebikes
Megan Smulowitz: Gardenia's Bistro
Monica Hane, SouthState Bank
Lee Ann Holroyd, Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Victoria Leonard, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Holly Merrill Raschein, Monroe County Commissioner
And Atta Girls to our members serving BPW/FL in state leadership:
Gina Boilini, BPW/FL Education Foundation Board Secretary
Suzi Youngberg, Technology Committee Chair
Margie Smith, Membership Committee Chair
Patricia Millan, Marketing Committee Chair