Wednesday, October 28, 2020

AAUW’s Time, Talent, & Treasures Boasts Record Attendance


Marge Superits, Betsy Wohltman, Hildegarde Kyes and Dottie Daniels

Marge Superits, Betsy Wohltman, Hildegarde Kyes and Dottie Daniels

Recently, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), celebrating their 40th year as a Marco Island branch, held their one and only annual fundraiser, the Time, Talent, & Treasures Luncheon and Auction at Hideaway Beach Club. One hundred forty-six women interested in helping improve the lives of girls and women attended the event. The ladies busily perused and bid on the astounding assortment of silent auction items, all 161 items, before sitting down for the luncheon.

The live auction included seven meals and one boat trip. The most expensive items of the day were two live auction meals that went for $650 each.

Jane Frassenei and Carol Bonnell show off their jewelry purchases.

Jane Frassenei and Carol Bonnell show off their jewelry purchases.

“Not only did we have our largest attendance yet, we collected more than $10,000 for the third year in a row! That is a long way from the branch’s first fundraiser forty years ago which netted $229.50,” exclaims an excited AAUW President, Jacky Childress.

All of the event’s proceeds go directly to scholarships and grants for girls and women who live or work in Marco Island, Goodland, or Isles of Capri.

For more information about the American Association of University Women visit www.marcoisland-fl.aauw.net.

Susan Pullman delivers silent auction items to the lucky winners. Photos by Jodi Pree

Susan Pullman delivers silent auction items to the lucky winners. Photos by Jodi Pree

Membership Director, Durell Buzzini

Membership Director, Durell Buzzini

President Jacky Childress and Lynn Tuttle

President Jacky Childress and Lynn Tuttle

One response to “AAUW’s Time, Talent, & Treasures Boasts Record Attendance”

  1. Linda Kropp says:

    What a great article. So nice to see it in the paper. What beautiful pictures. And what an awesome an important event. If you haven’t checked out what AAUW does, Please do.

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