Monday, March 20, 2017

Educate A Woman Celebrates 10 Years

In ten years the Volunteer State College Foundation “Educate A Woman” luncheon has raised more than $174,000 for women to attend Volunteer State Community College. The tradition of giving continues in 2017 and comedy will be in the spotlight. Nationally known comedian Leanne Morgan will be the featured speaker. She uses her Southern charm and insight to relate funny stories from her life. Morgan has appeared on ABC’s The View and has toured for three years with the Southern Fried Chicks comedy group.

“Educate A Woman” started in 2008. Louise Mandrell graciously agreed to be the inaugural speaker. The first event had more than 180 women in attendance. In 2016 there were nearly 400 guests. Despite recent financial aid programs such as Tennessee Promise, there is still a big need for college scholarship donations.  Last year there were 630 students who were not able to obtain financial or academic scholarships due to a lack of funding. An opportunity to make a pledge or donation will be extended during the luncheon.

“Educate A Woman is a wonderful opportunity for women to help other women achieve their hopes and dreams,” said Karen Mitchell, College Foundation executive director. “Some of the women who have received the scholarship previously, have completed their education, are enjoying a career, and have become strong supporters of the event.”

“Educate A Woman” will be held at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville on Friday, April 21. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the luncheon runs from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Organizers ask that attendees RSVP by April 12 at www.volstate.edu/EducateAWoman. People can also call 615-230-3506 or email lynn.jones@volstate.edu

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