Great Things Happen When Caring Women Gather
One Night. 150+ Women making $100 gifts.
Three compelling proposals that will support Olathe students.
One $10,000 grant winner.
Fall 2018 Gathering
Call for Proposals
And the winner is...
Tuesday, April 24 over 150 amazing women gathered and heard presentations on three innovative programs impacting Olathe students. After discussing each proposal, the Women's Giving Circle attendees voted for their favorite and awarded a $15,000 grant to fund the project. This year’s winning proposal was “Tower to Table,” written by April Schoenberg from Northview Elementary, and Ariel Jankord from Briarwood Elementary.
The “Tower to Table” grant will provide tower gardens, Ninja blenders and the corresponding Green Bronx Machine curriculum. Six tower gardens will be located at each elementary school. This will allow Northview Elementary and Briarwood Elementary schools to grow indoor tower gardens year-round. The goal of this program is to create opportunities for students to collaborate with peers and build awareness of their environment and their future. Students will build responsibility for healthy eating choices and develop teamwork skills as they communicate, make decisions, and care for their plants. Watch a video of this morning's check presentations.
The Olathe Women's Giving Circle has awarded $105,000 in grants to Olathe classrooms since Spring 2014.
Spring Gathering By the Numbers
More than 70 women attended the Fall gathering
151 Members total
125 Sustaining Members
10 new Members
4 new Sustaining Members
Become a Sustaining Member
OPSF Women's Giving Circle Sustaining Members commit $100 twice a year, for the Spring and Fall gatherings. These generous women listed below have pledged their ongoing support - and you can join them!
Contact the Foundation at 913-780-8222, make your commitment and have your name added to this list of extraordinary women. Your continued support is needed to maintain our tradition of awarding one deserving project funding of $10,000 or more!
Dr. Pat All
Dr. Alison Banikowski
Dr. Joan Gilson
Dr. Tes Mehring
Dr. Jamie Smiley