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25th Anniversary Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund (GLEF) Awards Luncheon

Author: Communications Committee/Sunday, June 16, 2013/Categories: General

A tremendous thank you to everyone who participated in the 25th Anniversary Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund (GLEF) Awards Luncheon on June 8th at the New York State Women, Inc. Annual Conference and to everyone who donated throughout the year. This year the Endowment Fund was pleased to give four awards of $1500 each. And we were fortunate to meet three of them at the luncheon in Albany. Rachael Phipps is starting her last year of a Physical Therapy Doctoral program at Nazareth College of Rochester. She wants to make a difference in helping patients live a more fulfilling life. Keri Preikschat is enrolled in Marist College for Public Administration. Keri is a mother of two young girls, proud wife of an Iraqi war veteran and a Detective in the Organized Crime Control Bureau’s Narcotics division of the NYPD in Bronx, NY. Stephanie Rojas is attending Fordham University’s Mental Health Counseling program and plans on working with underprivileged minorities in her community. Tammra Schiller, well known to the PWFL chapter, is pursuing an M.S. in Management from Keuka College. Tammra wants to get better at what she currently does and be a role model for other mothers who are considering going back to school.The members of New York State Women, Inc. should be very proud of continuing the 25 year tradition of helping these women pursue their goals. For more information on GLEF, please go to www.gracelegendre.org. The application for next year’s awards will be posted in the fall so please spread the word that this financial help is available to women registered in an advanced degree program at an accredited New York State college or university.



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