Women Of Worth Awards 2 Grants!

The Women of Worth (WOW) held their annual Spring Tea on Saturday, May 14th and awarded $1500 grants to the Shawnee Theatre, and Greene County General Hospital’s 3-D mammogram program.  The grants will help provide financial assistance as both Shawnee Theatre and the Greene County General Hospital expand services to better serve Greene County.

Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield will begins its 57th year of professional summer theater, as the longest continually running summer stock theater in the state.  In her presentation to the WOW membership, Shawnee board member Tonjua Toon highlighted the theater’s upcoming season, and the extent of activities the theater provides.  With a full costume shop, set construction, housing for actors, internships for college students, and a children’s theater program, plus six shows displaying the singing, dancing and acting skills of young aspiring talent, Shawnee Theatre’s reach is extensive.  

Amy Lore, Marketing Director of Greene County General Hospital, explained the new 3-D mammography machinery at the hospital.  The new equipment allows for improved comfort and viewing, which provides for earlier detection of breast cancer.  The grant will be used to provide expanded service to Greene County women.

The Women of Worth (WOW), sponsored by the Greene County Foundation, allows area women the opportunity to become more involved in identifying and selecting area not-for-profits to receive funds.  The members of WOW nominate and select grant winners each year, using their $120 annual donation to help fund the grants.  WOW is open to any women in Greene County who would like the chance to help determine where their charity dollars go.  For more information, contact us at 812-659-3142 or gcf@greenecountyfoundation.org.