This Coach Bag is a Must-Have this Fall!

Presenting the Edie shoulder bag 31 with blocked leopard print!

Edie combines downtown ease with utility. The soft, slouchy silhouette features a three-compartment interior designed for perfect organization. It’s crafted in smooth calf leather with leopard print panels detailed with rivets for rock ‘n roll attitude.   The quality and style are undeniably Coach, updated to fit your day to evening lifestyle!

Made of refined calf leather, this bag features inside zip and multifunction pockets, and a center zip compartment.  Snap closure, fabric lining.

This purse is just one of 15 we will have on the Raffle Table at our 5th Annual Women’s Forum and Purse Raffle!  The event is just one week away, so get your tickets today! Every event ticket includes one free raffle ticket – and your only chance to win!

Special thanks to Michael Martini for sponsoring this purse in our Purse Raffle.

Our 2018 Purse Raffle Preview Continues with Kate Spade On Purpose

We just love this embellished  pink leather crossbody – and so will you!  This adorable purse features flowers in shades of pink with rhinestones, to add some sparkle to any ensemble.

This bag, like all purses in the On Purpose line,  was made by hand and the tag signed by the artisan.  We are proud to have this beautiful bag on our raffle table this year – thanks to the sponsorship of Robert E. & Karen Maguire.

If you MUST HAVE this bag, then you MUST COME to our 5th Annual Women’s Forum and Purse Raffle!  Join us on October 21st to welcome Candy O’Terry to Woburn, take a chance on some fabulous designer purses AND support new programs in the Woburn Public Schools!  Get your tickets today!

 

More about the Kate Spade On Purpose line:

On Purpose supports women-led businesses in underserved communities to make this line of unique handbags.  These women, in turn, empower each other and their families and transform their communities.

In 2014, Kate Spade New York began working with a group of 150+ talented artisans in Masoro, Rwanda. Since then, these women have built a thriving self-run business and they produce all of our on purpose label accessories. their success is re-shaping the lives of 20,000 people in their community.

Presenting our 2018 Purse Raffle Preview – We open with a must-have tote by A. Bellucci

You will love this stunning black and white A. Bellucci Pelletterie tote with removable interior!  The exterior is stylish and timeless Ruga leather.  The interior is made of beautiful and durable fabric in a herringbone stripe that will handle day-to-day use as well as special occasions.    Made in Italy.

This lovely bag could be yours, but only if you join us on Sunday, October 21st for our 5th Annual Women’s Forum and Purse Raffle!  Your event ticket gets you one free entry in our purse raffle, and additional tickets will be sold at the event only.  Get your tickets today! 

This fabulous bag is generous sponsored by Woburn Travel.

 

Presenting the 2018 Woburn’s Awesome Teachers!

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation is pleased to present the impressive list of Woburn Educators honored this year with a Woburn’s Awesome Teacher Tribute.  In total, 188 tributes were received for 151 educators, raising $4325 to support the Educator Grants Program.

We wish to thank the Woburn community for their generous support of this important program, which not only raises important funds for the Woburn Public Schools, but also reminds our awesome teachers that their efforts are noticed and appreciated by their colleagues, community, students and families, both past and present.

The mission of the Woburn Community Educational Foundation is to increase private investment and community involvement in the Woburn Public Schools.  Our goal is to support educational programs and initiatives that empower teacher creativity and drive innovation in the classroom beyond that which is possible with public dollars.  We are a volunteer organization which works to bring new resources to our schools.

To view the full picture gallery, visit www.woburnedfoundation.org/teacher-tribute

WCEF Receives Leadership Gift from Winning Home

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation (WCEF) is proud to announce the receipt of a $10,000 charitable grant from Winning Home, Inc., to fund Educator Grants which address the special educational needs of high-risk students in the Woburn Public Schools.  This generous grant from Winning Home, Inc. represents a 100% increase over previous awards, inspired by the success of projects funded by the local foundation over the last two years.

“Winning Home grants are making a dramatic and lasting impact on the learning experiences of our most challenged students”, comments WCEF’s Maureen Willis.  “We are so grateful for the continued support of Winning Home, as part of its mission to serve the needs of Woburn’s disadvantaged children and their families.”

This funding from Winning Home, Inc. will be made available to Woburn Educators as part of this year’s round of grant awards.  Woburn Educators are invited to submit proposals for grants now through January 22, 2018.

 

Pictured at the check presentation:

WCEF Board Member Robert E. Maguire, Executive Director Maureen Willis; Winning Home Board Chair Thomas Martin, WCEF Board Member Maria Zeqo, Winning Home Treasurer/Director Albert “Chip” Curran

Thank You for Supporting Our 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!

WCEF wishes to thank everyone who made this year’s Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle another great success!  Your support helps to fund this year’s Educator Grants, which provides resources for creative classroom-based programs and educational initiatives that support student achievement and that cannot be funded by the regular school budget.

A very special thanks to our featured keynote speaker, Kelley Tuthill, who was charming and funny and spoke so openly of her personal struggles and professional choices.  Her motto to “Get better, not bitter” in her fight with cancer inspired everyone in attendance.   Her daughter Maddie accompanied her mom to the event and helped draw our 16 purse raffle winners.  We thank both Kelley and Maddie for taking time away from family to support the Woburn Public Schools.

And to all those in attendance – thank you for coming to this year’s event, for your generous interest in our raffle, and for you interest in WCEF.  We hope to see you again next year!

Visit Our Event Page for event pictures and the full list of sponsors

 

Always a Purse Raffle Favorite – Kate Spade!

Presenting this cute and oh so functional Jackson Street Harlan Crossbody.  Bold geometric embroidery on hard-wearing denim pairs with rich leather trim on this strikingly elegant purse.  The zip-close fold-over flap isn’t just stylish; it also offers a secure alternative to the more spacious main compartment, making staying organized a snap.

The result? A clever little crossbody with loads of charm that’s ideal for days (and nights) on the go.
Features include:
22″L adjustable strap
Magnetic closure
14k light gold-plated exterior hardware, logo & 1 zip flap compartment
1 interior slip pocket

This purse is part of this year’s Purse Raffle through the generous support of E.G. Barker Lumber

Don’t miss your chance to win this or one of our other fabulous purses up for grabs at our Women’s Forum event!  Get your tickets today!

Visit our Women’s Forum Event Page for more information!

A Coach Satchel Brings A Bit of Sparkle to This Year’s Purse Raffle!

Workwear rivets add a playful edge to this COACH multi-compartment satchel brightened by glitter rose grain leather and fastened with a polished turn-lock tab. Carry it in hand or by the removable shoulder strap.
Handles with 3 1/4″” drop; detachable strap with 23″” drop for shoulder or crossbody wear
Outside slip pocket with turnlock closure
Inside zip and multifunction pockets; center zip compartment

This adorable purse is on on our Raffle Table through the generous sponsorship of Woburn Travel

Remember – you can only win this or one of our other fabulous purses by attending our Women’s Forum Event on October 15th!  

Join Woburn Travel and all our event and purse sponsors in support of innovative new projects in the Woburn Public Schools.

Get your tickets today!

 

This Week’s Featured Purse is Sure to Top Every Teacher’s Wish List!

Teachers, moms, career professionals … What does every stylish paper-laden woman really need?   This Walsh Leather Tote from Micheal Kors in gorgeous peacock blue!

Chic and functional, this Saffiano leather tote features adjustable top handles and a spacious interior to comfortably fit your day-to-day essentials. Gold-Tone hardware, interior and exterior slip pockets.  Carry it from the classroom to boardroom, to coffee or to cocktails with polished ease.

This awesome tote was donated to our Purse Raffle by the Woburn Teachers Association. 

Don’t miss your chance to win this must-have Michael Kors Tote!  Get your tickets today for our October 15th Women’s Forum event!

 

Presenting Our 2017 Purse Raffle Preview

This truly wonderful purse is a Cavalcanti original in calf hair and black Italian leather.  The satchel bag features one large interior pocket with organizer inserts for your phone and essentials.  Leather straps with gold chain details are complemented by an additional cross-body strap.  Details make this bag perfectly stylish for your everyday, and dressy enough for your special nights.

This special purse is sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank.

Remember – You can only win one of these fabulous purses if you attend our Women’s Forum event.  Get your tickets here!

Interior of Bag

Cavalcanti Side 2