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February 2019

P.E.O. Organization Raises Money for Women’s Education

The Larchmont Chapter of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood has announced the results of its 2018 fundraising activities in support of the mission of P.E.O.

 

The two events in September and November organized in private homes in Larchmont by the P.E.O. sisters produced impressive results towards scholarships for college, master and post graduate degrees, including for women who wish to complete their education after necessary interruptions to raise or support their families. At the annual tag sale and other events , $10,500  was raised for Women’s Education.

 

P.E.O. is an international women’s organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, low interest loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. New York State claims 79 of the 6000 local chapters representing a quarter million members in the USA and Canada; New York State plans to send a substantial delegation to the 150th anniversary of P.E.O. in Des Moines, Iowa in September of 2019.

 

This year, the Star Scholarship committee interviewed 7 potential scholarship recipients and is confident, that 1 or 2 will be successful in gaining 2018 scholarship benefits. Applications for the 2019 awards will be accepted from September 1 to October 31, 2019.

 

For information on all the scholarships, grants, low interest loans and Cottey College or on how to donate or prepare items for future P.E.O. fundraising events,  go to the P.E.O.’s website, http://www.peointernational.org