Established in 2005, the SCWCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, operated in partnership with the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
The mission, “Advancing women’s success through education and community engagement,” is accomplished through two avenues – supporting women in their pursuit of formal education and by conveying the value of becoming a community leader.
The SCWCC Foundation provides educational support through programs such as the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment, which offers scholarships to assist “unstoppable women” attending UCCS in achieving their educational goals. The Foundation also sponsors programs, workshops, and seminars that communicate the importance of community service and the essential knowledge needed for effective participation.
To support these efforts, the Foundation receives funding through the Accolades Luncheon Silent Auction, ASK campaigns and a variety of other fundraising initiatives to include individual private donations. For additional information, email the Foundation at email@example.com and visit our Facebook page.
Patrice Christian, Financial Services, President
Shelly Vanderlinde, Owner, BodyBrite Colorado Springs, President-Elect
Robin Depies, Financial Advisor, Pennica Financial Group, Secretary
Niki Hankins, Niki Hankins Consulting LLC, Your CFO for Hire, Treasurer
Doug Kelley, Independent Associate and Director, LegalShield
Patricia Kessack, Business Development Officer, The Eastern Colorado Bank
Frances McLaurin, Agency Owner, Farmers Insurance
Stacy Osborne, Certified Medicaid Planner, Medicaid Consulting Group
Bree Shellito, Education Coordinator, Ent Credit Union