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Women's Chamber Foundation's 2010 Annual
Linking Women to Learning Scholarship Luncheon

Women's Chamber Foundation



June 10, 2010



West Palm Beach, Florida – The Women’s Chamber Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Linking Women to Learning Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at The Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. 


This year, the program features Ms. Margarita Abrishami, publisher of Vive Magazine, as keynote speaker and will speak on “One Woman’s Path to Empowerment. Ms. Abrishami was born in Cuba and raised in Coral Gables. Ms. Abrishami holds a Masters degree in International Business Management and spent 17 years in fashion and beauty industry culminating with the position of Southeast United States Regional Director for the Revlon Corporation. 

Ms. Abrishami is a recipient of the, “Publisher of the Year Award”, by the Florida Magazine Association: as well as being an active member and board participant in many charitable, civic and professional organizations in South Florida. In 2009, Ms. Abrishami and her husband founded VIVE Community Foundation, which fosters the continuing education and empowerment of women through conferences and events.


Award winning news anchor Liz Quirantes will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies Ms. Quirantes joined CBS TV WPEC News 12 in 1991.  Since then, she has received several awards including an Associated Press Best Series Award for her undercover work in a report titled “Inside Castro's Cuba." She was also named Best Female Local TV News Anchor by Palm Beach Post readers in 2006 and received the 2003 Dandy Award for Community Service by the Advertising Federation of Palm Beach County.


Fifteen scholarships will be awarded this year.  The Women’s Chamber Foundation scholarship recipients include women who have previously received WCF scholarships, women who are returning to school and 2010 high school graduates.  Their chosen professional goals range from financial manager, juvenile defense attorney, pediatrician and health care professional.  Additionally, award donations have been given by Carl Domino,Inc.,presented by Michael Dixon, the P.J. Callahan Foundation, Inc.; and the Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, Carl Zeiss Vision presented by Amanda Scarlett, the Gardens Mall presented by Michele Jacobs and Michael C. Alexander.   


Theresa LePore, Chair of the Women’s Chamber Foundation, expressed “The WCF is deeply grateful to those who, through their generous contributions, have supported the Foundation in living its mission to promote opportunities for professional growth and development to deserving women who want to optimize their lives through higher education.”


The Women’s Chamber Foundation is honored to have Margo Kohlhoff and Jennifer Rodriguez as the Co-Chairwomen of the 2010 Scholarship Awards Luncheon.  Other committee members include, Carol Dixon, Janelle Dowley, Sherrie Goldsmith, Sandra Kaplan, Theresa LePore, Jane Bloom, Leslie Garcia-Furey, and Leah Miles


Luncheon tickets: Members and one guest are $50 each, Non-members: $60, at the Door: $75.  Tables of eight and other sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For purchase information, please contact Theresa LePore, at 561-684-4523.Sponsorship forms and additional information may also be obtained from the website at


About the Women’s Chamber Foundation


The Women’s Chamber Foundation is the education and development force of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce that serves its members and women in the community by providing financial support, mentoring, leadership and educational opportunities. As part of the mission to promote opportunities for professional growth and development, the Women's Chamber Foundation offers scholarship awards annually to deserving women who want to optimize their lives through higher education. The Women's Chamber Foundation's highest priority is raising funds to support the scholarship program. 


The Women’s Chamber Foundation – Linking Women to Learning


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