WFED August 2016 News 
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Power of Perseverance
Wickline Scholar, Susan Read, with her daughter. 
Upcoming Events

Dates to Remember...

Today!: Sign up to decorate a table at the October Celebration: Email Us!

September 1: Tickets on Sale for October Celebration

October 27: Membership Celebration Event
"Through my journey in recovery, I have rediscovered that I was born a fighter and through my life’s experiences I have emerged a survivor who now with a
clear mind and a healthy support system has been enabled to move forward with her life." -Susan Read
2015 Wickline Scholar, Susan Read is a survivor. Growing up, Susan survived mental, physical and sexual abuse, eventually finding an escape in chemical dependency. Subsequently, after years of drug abuse, Susan was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Susan defines this arrest as "the beginning of a new path" for her. Susan attended a rehab program and began rebuilding her life.

In May of this year, Susan graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW). Drawing from her own life challenges, Susan moves forward with a passion and purpose for helping others right here in El Dorado County. Her determination is truly inspiring and we are so proud of her accomplishments! Congratulations, Susan!
Calling All Table Decorators! 

Our annual membership celebration is October 27, 2016 and we need your help!

We are in need of table decorators to transform the Forni building into a beautiful, lively setting for this fun event. Please email, to sign up!
Did you know... 
In 2013 a fellow WFED member created the Lighthouse Fund in memory of a loved one. Serving as a "beacon of hope," this fund provides up to $500 of financial assistance to uninsured and under-insured women and children for medical, dental and optical needs. 

To date, this fund has awarded $13,579 to 28 women and/or children in our community. Most recently, we had the honor of funding $500 to a former foster youth in need of physical therapy. 

Please take a minute to read more about the Lighthouse Fund, here.
The success of WFED is built upon the continued support and participation of each of our members! Thinking about joining? Need to renew? Click the button below to join or renew today.
Click Here to Join or Renew!
Inspire your co-workers, bring them to our October Celebration, 10.27.16
A heartfelt thank you to our Gold Sponsor, US Bank.
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Women's Fund El Dorado 312 Main Street, Suite 201, Placerville, CA 95667

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