Advancing the status of women through financial support in the final phase of their doctoral programs.

2023 Conference Recap

Founder Region Fellowship kicked off the 2023 Conference with the Fellows Reception followed by the Awards Dinner and Gala where we awarded 10 outstanding women with a record $10,075 each to commemorate our 75 Year Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.  To date, Founder Region Fellowship has provided 363 women with a little over 1.7 million dollars in funding to help them achieve their doctoral degrees. THOSE ARE SOME NUMBERS OF WHICH WE CAN BE VERY PROUD!

Thank you to our members and clubs, who continually find value in the Fellowship Program and provide the funds that help the best and brightest women become change makers.  We want to thank each and every one of you for supporting our fundraisers and for making donations either through monthly giving or direct donation to become a Fellow, or level up.

Below are the pinning's and drawings that occurred at the 2023 Founder Region Conference.

Thank you from the 2022-2024 Fellowship Board.

2023 Fellowship Recipients

Nehal Eldeeb - UC Berkeley, Joanne Qina`Au - UH Mānoa, Amy Var - UH Mānoa., Teena Bajaj - UC Berkeley,  Jennifer Taylor Edens - CSU East Bay,  Babalwa Kwanele - CSU East Bay.  Randi Rollins - UH Mānoa,   Alina Nguyen - UC Berkeley, Erin McConkey - UH Mānoa  (not pictured), Jasmine Jan - UC Berkeley (not pictured).
Download the Fellowship program to see more information. 

Fellows Pinned

ISI/BeniciaMary Ann Branch1
ISI/Diablo VistaJo Harlow4
ISI/East BayMarian Rojo2
ISI/East BayBrooke Harris1
ISI/El CerritoAngela Mason2
ISI/El CerritoCandy Capogrossi1
ISI/OaklandSheila Wang1
IISI/The DeltaBirdie Forsythe1
IISI/The DeltaAudry Gonsalvez2
IIS/The DeltaSue Pretzer1
IISI/DixonKathy Archer2
IIISI/Sonoma ValleyLaurie Gallian2
IIISI/Sonoma ValleyLillian Meyers4
IIISI/VallejoTeena Miller1
IVSI/Crescent CityBonnie Thomas1
IVSI/EurekaKris Chorbi2
IVSI/EurekaMonica Rose1
IVSI/Humboldt BaySharon Redd5
IVSI/WillitsVicki Ham4
VSI/GuamRene Borja4
VSI/HonoluluClub Fellow1
VSI/MauiAngie Haramoto2
VSI/MauiWendy McDonald2
VSI/MauiWendy McDonald3
VSI/Waikiki FoundationBarbara Yamashita2

Conference Drawings

Wendy McDonaldSI/MauiPrize Wheel Intstant Fellow 
Sue PretzerSI/The DeltaPrize Wheel Instant Fellow 1
Rena BorjaSI/GuamPrize Wheel Drawing5
Maida HerbstSI/Sonoma ValleyPrize Wheel Drawing4
Maddy LeaderSI/Sonoma ValleyPrize Wheel Drawing2
Laurie GallianSI/Sonoma ValleyPrize Wheel Drawing3
Laurie GarrisonSI/Eel River Valley75 Year Donor Drawing2
Lenore ColarussoSI/24‐680 (Walnut Creek)Website Scavenger Hunt 2
Sue PretzerSI/Delta75 Year Donor Drawing2

New Monthly Givers

Charlene SpinnerSI/Rio Vista
Clara OakesSI/Vacaville
Colleen BerumenSI/Vacaville Twilight
Jan SchultsSI/The Delta
Maraia Elena YoungSI/Vacaville Twilight
Meredith RaymondSI/Arcata
Norma NiblackSI/Crescent City
Sonya FreytasSI/The Delta
Vicki DillardSI/Arcata

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