Left to right, Royal Neighbors Sales Agent Matthew Kuhn, nominator; Christina Mastio; and Mary Staver, Royal Neighbors' Human Resources Executive.
Making Miracles Happen
Christina Mastio of Parkville, Missouri, knows what it takes to make miracles happen. With the help of her $10,000 grant, she will expand Northland Miracles, the non-profit she co-founded to help identify and rectify gaps in service to women and children in partnership with schools and social workers.
Left to right, Susan Bartholf, Royal Neighbors' Product Development Executive; Desiree Cocroft; and Charlene Cocroft, mother and nominator.
Dancing in the Streets
With her $10,000 grant Desiree Cocroft of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will have the opportunity to mentor more women and girls through her Signature Dance Company.
Left to right, Glenda Griffin, nominator; Chris Seistrup, Executive Vice President of Royal Neighbors; and Lena Council.
A Dream Come True
Lena Council, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, had a dream and set out to make it come true. She will use the funds to expand her entrepreneurial program, Dreamer’s Entrepreneurial Club.
Left to right, Sheila Campbell, nominator; Chris Seistrup, Executive Vice President of Royal Neighbors; and Arlene Malone.
R-E-A-D and Learn
Arlene Malone, Chesapeake, Virginia, is the founder of R-E-A-D (Rejuvenating Excellence & Accomplishing Dreams), She will use her Nation of Neighbors funds to a program designed to help girls 13-17 years of age prepare for college.
Left to right, Janita Pavelka; Curt Zeck, Royal Neighbors' CIO/Operations Executive; Amanda Shoemaker, and Robin Phipps, nominator.
Building Communities by Building Businesses
Janita Pavelka of Oxford, Nebraska, is a true believer in education. She will use her funds to expand her efforts to provide entrepreneurship classes to women and young girls to help build communities.
Left to right, Lindsay Fischer; Beth Arthur; Liz Pitcher; Lena Bodkin; and Matt Mendenhall, Director of Philanthropy at Royal Neighbors.
Fighting Sex Trafficking
Liz Pitcher, of Indianapolis, Indiana, will use the funds to help her increase her efforts to provide outreach programs to rescue women and girls being trafficked through street prostitution in the Indianapolis area and provide them support services that can help them lead happy, healthy lives.
Left to right, Cynthia Tidwell, President/CEO of Royal Neighbors and Amanda Olson.
Aquaponics Farm Takes Root
Amanda Olson, Moline, Illinois, has a goal to make healthy food affordable and plentiful while educating consumers on ways they can take care of their own health. She will be setting up an aquaponics farm in Moline.
Left to right, Mary Staver Royal Neighbors' Human Resources Executive; Heather Doering; and Royal Neighbors Sales Agent Karl Carter.
"Doering" Her Networking Best
With her grant, Heather Doering, Detroit, Michigan, will grow her entrepreneurial network, IN3 Network. The network provides inspiration, information, and innovation to Detroit area women entrepreneurs.
Left to right, Margaret Greer-Gogo and Mary Staver, Royal Neighbors' Human Resources Executive.
A Class Act
Margaret Greer-Gogo has a class act with her Pearls of Wisdom Academy. The program offers classes that teach dressing for success, parenting skills, budgeting, credit repair, and insurance and financial planning.
Left to right, Melissa Pepper and Cynthia Tidwell, President/CEO of Royal Neighbors.
Melissa Pepper's Lead(H)er “Strike a Match” Program links 100 young women with experienced leaders to inspire more women to volunteer, run for office, or start their own businesses.