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.

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

Support Woburn Public Schools! Get Your Tickets TODAY for the 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!

We are excited to confirm that award winning journalist, author and inspirational speaker Kelley Tuthill has renewed her commitment to keynote our 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!  Get your tickets today and join us on Sunday, October 15th at 11 am at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn for a wonderful brunch buffet and raffle of high-end and designer purses, all to support innovative new classroom-based programs in the Woburn Public Schools.

For 18 years, Kelley Tuthill was a well-known and highly-regarded reporter and anchor at WCVB-TV and led the news teams which won several Emmy and National Headliner Awards.   A breast cancer survivor, she poignantly shared her journey with Channel 5 viewers and on-line users. Her series resulted in multiple national Gracie Awards and a regional Emmy. She is the co-author of You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style. 

Kelley has been recognized as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics, a “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal and featured in the book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations.  She currently serves as Regis University’s first vice president of Public Relations and Communications.  We are so excited to have her as our keynote speaker for our Women’s Forum event!

Since its inception, the Women’s Forum event has directly funded more than $25,000 in Educator Grants, for projects that cannot be funded by the regular school budget.  All proceeds from this year’s event will support grants awarded during this school year and make an immediate difference for today’s students.

Support our schools and help welcome Kelley to Woburn!  Event tickets are $50 each, which includes one free entry in our fabulous purse raffle.  Additional Raffle tickets will be sold at the event only for $5 each or 6 for $20.  Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.  For more information and to purchase tickets online visit our events page at www.woburnedfoundation.org/fundraising/womens-forum.  For more information call us at 781-281-9589.

Our Purse Raffle Raffle Preview Begins the Week of September 11th!  

Winning Home, Inc. Funds Educator Grants

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation (WCEF) is proud to announce the receipt of a $5,000 charitable grant from Winning Home, Inc., to support new programs that address the needs of high-risk students in the Woburn Public Schools.  These funds will be distributed as part of this year’s Educator Grant Program, now open for proposals from Woburn Educators.    

This is the second year that Winning Home, Inc. has partnered with WCEF to provide new educational opportunities for Woburn children.  “This generous gift is an important investment in the potential 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.” 

Woburn Educators are invited to submit proposals for grants now through January 23, 2017.  To learn more about WCEF and our Educator Grants Program at www.woburnedfoundation.org.        

 

Pictured at the check presentation:

WCEF Board Members Brian Teague, Sue Ellen Holland, Executive Director Maureen Willis; Winning Home Treasurer/Director Albert “Chip” Curran, WCEF Board Member Robert E. Maguire, Winning Home Board Chair Thomas Martin, WCEF Board Members Nancy Whalen and Maria Zeqo.

Winning Home Supports WCEF Educator Grants!

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation (WCEF) is proud to announce the receipt of a $5,000 charitable grant from Winning Home, Inc., in support of WCEF’s Educator Grant Program.  These funds will be distributed during this year’s Grant Program, set to open for proposals from Woburn Educators on December 14th

“We are excited to have Winning Home as a partner in our work to benefit Woburn children”, commented Joe Crowley, WCEF Board Chair, “These funds will target projects that serve our most at-risk students and make an immediate difference in the Woburn Public Schools.”   

Winning Home, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization, established in 1898 to serve the needs of Woburn’s disadvantaged children and their families.  This local private foundation has distributed millions of dollars in grants in support of local organizations.  Learn more at www.winninghome.org     

Great Support for our First Annual Corn Hole Tournament!

Thank you to all who came out to support our First Annual Corn Hole Tournament to benefit the Woburn Community Educational Foundation.  We wish to acknowledge the donors and sponsors who supplied refreshments, supplies and raffle prizes:  Catz Sports Performance and Fitness, Charles Riverboat Company, Crossfit Ares, Bob & Carole DeNapoli, Sue Ellen Holland, Kings Lynnfield, Malvy’s Flowers & Gifts, Roma’s Bakery, Maureen Willis, Woburn Bowladrome, and the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

Congratulations to the Team Orange Crush duo of Lance Madden and Dickie Queen, tournament champions and winners of the grand prize pair of tickets to an upcoming Red Sox game, donated by Michael Martini of Martini Insurance Company.

Special Shout out to the Hurld School teams and the PE Twins – you did your fellow teachers proud!

Thank you all for your support!

WCEF Asset Resource Committee (ARC)
Bob DeNapoli
Heather Harvey
Matt Loiselle
Christopher Smith