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2020 - 2021 non-profit lwc grant recipient
Lakewood Women's Club is proudly announces CLE Diaper Drive as our 2020-2021 Non-profit Grant recipient. CLE Diaper Drive supplies local charities with donated diapers to give at no cost to their clients. In our first two years combined we collected nearly 150,000
diapers to give to these partner organizations.
These organizations include: Lakewood Community Services Center, Migration & Refugee Services, MetroHealth Friends of Mothers and Infants, Neighborhood Family Practice, Garden Valley Neighborhood House, Zelma George Family Shelter, and The Baby Love Project.
2018 - 2019 non-profit lwc grant recipient
Gigi’s Playhouse Cleveland was our 2017-2019 Non-profit Grant recipient. GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland focuses on serving the nearly 900 individuals with Down syndrome in Northeast Ohio. They have a core set of programs to provide something for all age and developmental groups, from birth to adults. The programs offered focus on advancing self-esteem, literacy, math skills, social skills, muscle tone, speech, language and more, as well as fostering acceptance and networking resources for parents and siblings. All programs are volunteer-run by local therapists, educators, and community volunteers and are 100% free of charge. Gigi’s mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.
2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
The Lakewood Women’s Club (LWC) has awarded a $3,000 scholarship to graduating high school senior Teegan McGann who graduated from Lakewood High School with a 4.545 GPA. She will attend Miami University this fall to major in business. She is leaning toward business economics or analytics, as she has a high aptitude for math and enjoys working with equations and solving problems.
Teegan was a member of the National Honor Society, the all-girl Symphonic Treble Choir, the Concert Choir and Help 2 Others. She ran with the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track Teams serving as team captain. Teegan was active in parish life at St. Luke’s Church, Young Life and volunteer with organizations including The Ronald McDonald House, Home Alone and the Lakewood Youth Running program. Teegan also worked at Ennis Court and babysat.
Teegan’s personal statement was a compelling element of her application. The volunteers who reviewed her application commented on the maturity and enthusiasm with which she wrote.
“Anyone with just enough empathy and heart can change the world – and that anyone is me. I believe that with just enough empathy, there lies just enough motivation and drive to make a change in our world. Given the resource available to me at Miami, I have no doubt that I can make an impact on the world.”
–Teegan McGann, 2022 LWC Scholarship Winner
The LWC Scholarship is awarded annually to a female Lakewood student graduating from high school, and pursuing additional education, whether that is college, vocational, technical or community college. The amount awarded varies and is dependent upon LWC’s fundraising efforts throughout the year. LWC is proud to support Lakewood women as they pursue further education.
The Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the applicants for taking the time to apply for this year’s scholarship award. We wish all of the applicants much success with their college efforts.