Empowering Student Mothers: Bucks County Community College Foundation’s “Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea” Event

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Bucks County Community College Foundation (BCCCF) recently marked the triumphant finale of its seventeenth annual “Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea Event,” held at the Newtown campus with resounding success. This cherished event, dedicated to honoring and supporting student mothers pursuing higher education, garnered overwhelming support, drawing a record number of attendees and raising over $41,000 in vital scholarship funds.

The “Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea” has emerged as a beacon of solidarity for student mothers at Bucks County Community College, welcoming a diverse array of over 225 guests, including esteemed Tyler family members and Bucks County Commissioner Robert J. Harvie Jr., to the enchanting Tyler Gardens. Against the backdrop of camaraderie and goodwill, attendees savored delectable gourmet tea sandwiches, refreshing tea selections, and exquisite desserts while adorning themselves with springtime finery to champion the cause.

Founder Betty Tsai and the unwavering support of 2024 sponsors such as The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown, Parx Casino, Shelly Law Offices, LLC., and Mignoni Jewelry, alongside the dedication of the event committee and volunteers, have once again propelled the ‘Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea’ to remarkable heights. Since its inception, this event has raised over $350,000 in crucial support, granting numerous scholarships to deserving recipients and empowering them to pursue their educational aspirations with renewed vigor.

Julianne Theodoropulos, Coordinator of Scholarships & Stewardship, expressed profound gratitude for the outpouring of generosity from attendees and contributors, affirming, “The support we receive from the Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea helps us empower student mothers to pursue their educational dreams. Together, with our supporters, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of these remarkable women.”

Beyond its fundraising prowess, the event served as a poignant platform for student mothers to share their transformative experiences firsthand. Their poignant testimonials underscored the profound impact of ongoing support for educational endeavors within the BCCC community. Jennifer Hipp, a two-time scholarship recipient and mother of two, took the stage to illuminate her inspiring journey of returning to school. Hipp’s heartfelt gratitude for the program resonated as she eagerly anticipated graduating this spring to fulfill her lifelong aspiration of becoming a nurse.

The “Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea” stands as a beacon of hope and empowerment, illuminating the path for student mothers to achieve their academic dreams and carve out promising futures for themselves and their families. Through collective support and unwavering dedication, this event continues to uplift and transform lives, embodying the spirit of community and educational advancement at Bucks County Community College.

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