Marge Superits, Betsy Wohltman, Hildegarde Kyes and Dottie Daniels
Recently, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), celebrating their 40th year as a Marco Island branch, held their one and only annual fundraiser, the Time, Talent, & Treasures Luncheon and Auction at Hideaway Beach Club. One hundred forty-six women interested in helping improve the lives of girls and women attended the event. The ladies busily perused and bid on the astounding assortment of silent auction items, all 161 items, before sitting down for the luncheon.
The live auction included seven meals and one boat trip. The most expensive items of the day were two live auction meals that went for $650 each.
Jane Frassenei and Carol Bonnell show off their jewelry purchases.
“Not only did we have our largest attendance yet, we collected more than $10,000 for the third year in a row! That is a long way from the branch’s first fundraiser forty years ago which netted $229.50,” exclaims an excited AAUW President, Jacky Childress.
All of the event’s proceeds go directly to scholarships and grants for girls and women who live or work in Marco Island, Goodland, or Isles of Capri.