2004 Scholarship Fundraising Event Hosted by Colorado State University Women’s Association

The Colorado State University Women’s Association, a Colorado State University-affiliated organization that exists to inspire involvement in scholarship, community service and educational outreach, is hosting their annual fundraising event to raise money for Colorado State student scholarships.

The event, which includes a live auction, takes place from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Colorado State’s Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located on the northwest side of the former Fort Collins High School, 1400 Remington St. Special guests include President Larry Edward Penley and Yolanda Penley. CSUWA welcomes the entire community to attend.

Featured auction items include, but are not limited to, dinner prepared by Larry and Yolanda Penley, dinner hosted by Jean and Tom Sutherland at Catacomb’s, Silverthorne condo, golf package, Broncos tickets, Mr. Neat’s Formalwear gift certificate, two matinee tickets at the Lincoln Center, a hot air balloon ride, Wedgwood pieces, artwork, a quilt, restaurant certificates, Fort Collins Nursery gift certificate, Colorado State University Bookstore, Harmony Laser Center broad-based services, Bel Ami Salon products and gift certificate.

The cost to attend is $25 per couple or $12 per person. Cash and checks payable to CSUWA will be collected at the door. However, reservations are encouraged by Oct. 1. To RSVP with the names of attendees, contact Auli Summerhays at (970) 491-4634 or Auli.Summerhays@colostate.edu.

CSUWA was formally organized in 1927 by Carrie R. Lory, wife of the fifth Colorado State president. Her main objective was to assist young students in completing their college educations. In 1978, the CSUWA awarded its first scholarship of $250. From that point forward, awarding scholarships became an important aspect of the association.

Over the years, the organization has made many contributions to the Scholarship Fund, the Lilla B. Morgan Library Fund and the Carrie R. Lory Loan Fund as well as to the Blood Bank, "Forward CSU," the Student Health Service Committee, the Crisis Information Center and the Child Care Center.

Each year, CSUWA receives more than 10,000 scholarship applications. Private donors who have established individual scholarships award nine scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 and CSUWA awards 10 $1,500 scholarships. Students can apply online through Student Financial Services.

For more information about CSUWA, contact Sharon Bloyer, CSUWA president, at s_bloyer@yahoo.com. For more information about the 2004 fundraising event, contact committee co-chairs Shirley Ames at (970) 482-6266 or Janet Tosch at (970) 498-8820 or e-mail Janet at jmontera@lamar.colostate.edu.