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Woman's Club auction to benefit school trips to Carlos museum
By Leslie King | Emory Report | March 5, 2013
Every year thousands of children participate in the field trip program of the Michael C. Carlos Museum. "But many schools have cut their funding for transportation for the field trips," says Alexandra Gilbert, who works in Campus Life.
The Emory University Woman's Club (EUWC) is providing funding for transportation costs for field trips to the Carlos through 2015 for metro Atlanta students. To do that, the club is holding a dinner and auction Saturday, March 9 at the Miller-Ward Alumni House to benefit the Michael C. Carlos Field Trip Program.
Speakers include Bonnie Speed, the director of the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Julie Taylor-Green, the senior manager of school programs and the docent guild. Singer-songwriter Bruce Gilbert will provide entertainment.
There is no limit to the number of tickets available, and all are welcome. To donate or attend call 404-633-7324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The EUWC Benefit Dinner has supported many Emory affiliated organizations over the years since our founding in 1919," says Gilbert. "At our monthly meetings we collect goods for charitable organizations in the broader community where we think that we can make a difference."
Among the projects and organizations supported are Winship Cancer Clinic Healing Garden; Emory School of Nursing Centennial Scholarship Fund; EUWC Oral History Project; the Bond and Mary Louise Fleming Outdoor Classroom & Academic Commons at Oxford College; and the Meditation Garden at Wesley Woods Hospital.
The club is open to any woman affiliated with Emory.
The EUWC also regularly funds several scholarships and fellowships:
- The EUWC Memorial Graduate Research Fellowship, created in 1967, supports a graduate student's dissertation each year.
- The EUWC Rollins School of Public Health Scholarship endowment, established in 1998, is awarded to a woman in her second year of study for a master's degree in public health.
- The EUWC Arts Scholarship, established in 1998, rotates annually to a student in dance, film studies, music and theater studies.