Dec 31 2010
2010 was a fantastic and very productive year for the Emily C. Specchio Foundation thanks to your support! We truly have a lot to be thankful for.
With your help, the Emily C. Specchio Foundation has made major strides towards our mission of empowering youth to make a difference. Our accomplishments for this year include:
- The selection of four Virginia Tech students with excellent records of leadership, scholarship, and community service to award the endowed Emily C. Specchio Memorial scholarship, bringing the total scholarships award since inception to 17!
- Awarding our 2nd annual Emily C. Specchio Ambassador Grant to Janet Latuga from Fairfield University for her proposal to empower Nicaraguan Artisan entrepreneurs.
- Funding twelve young women entrepreneurs from around the world through Kiva no-interest microloans, bringing our total entrepreneurs supported to 24.
- Inaugural Emily C. Specchio Scholarship given through The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation to support young students who desire to give back through the arts.
- Donation of a new Panasonic laptop computer (courtesy of Jay Caldas) to the Mother Patern School of Health Sciences Library in Monrovia, Liberia for the new Masters Program in Nursing Education.
Thank you all for your continuing support!! We hope to have an even bigger and more successful 2011. Happy New Year!