In February, the Greater Southwest Optimist Club (GSWOC) will host a Scholarship Fundraising Dinner and Gala. The club, since its inception, has recognized the importance of education and the work of educators in molding the future of our youth. In keeping with that tradition, the first-ever “Excellence in Education” Award will be presented to Dr. Paul Cruz who has devoted his life to education.
Over the past 37 years, with the help of the local community, the GSWOC has been able to raise funds and issue over $450,000 in educational scholarships to local youth. Many of the recipients of these scholarships are the first generation to attend college. The scholarships go to students who have met detailed qualifying criteria of community service, financial need, hardship, and academic achievement.
Funds derived from the Gala will assist scholarship recipients in attaining their educational goals.
Support from persons and businesses like you have been the key to many students progress in higher education. Enclosed is a Sponsorship Form – consider being a sponsor, donating an item for the auction or reserving a table at the event. Look forward to your reply and to seeing you at the Gala for an evening of fun and celebration!