The JA Circle of Wise Women Rosé Soirée event last week raised $110,000 for Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) programs. In its 5th year, the event included sharing of JA students’ inspirational journeys, awarding of the Lorraine I. Thomas Girls Scholarships, and pinning of 18 new Circle of Wise Women members. American National Bank President and CEO Ginger Martin and Vice President Pamela Dalton are two of the 175 current members.
JA delivers over 20 unique programs to nearly 70,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center on the Broward College North Campus, training the next generation of business leaders, employees and consumers by educating students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. JA has served more than 1,000,000 students since its inception in 1959. The JA Circle of Wise Women was founded in 2009 with 10 founding members and has grown to 181.
If you would like more information on how you can support Junior Achievement or join the JA Circle of Wise Women, please visit www.JASouthFlorida.org.
American National Bank team members Ashley House and Janet McCormick volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for the United Way of Broward County Backpack Event benefitting local families of active military and Veterans as a thank you for their service. More than 350 backpacks were stuffed and distributed so these military and Veteran families can start the 2022-2023 school year off right with everything they may need.
For more information on how you can support the efforts of United Way of Broward County, please visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.
Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary on August 25 with their 2022 Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Eight deserving women in our community received Heidi Dennis Wonder Women Scholarships to attend Broward College (7 students) and FAU (1 student). A total of $24,000 was awarded by the foundation. American National Bank contributed $1,500 towards the worthwhile cause. SSL also matched each student with a mentor for one year through the SSL LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Trailblazers) Mentorship Program.
SSL’s mission is to empower women and children from all walks of life to be resilient, self-confident and purposeful leaders, through education, mentorship and community outreach. For more information on how you can support the efforts of SSL, please visit www.sslwomen.org.