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Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea raises over $41,000


The Bucks County Community College Foundation (BCCCF) held its 17th annual Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea event, held April 19 April 19 at the Newtown campus.

The event, which celebrated and supported student mothers pursuing higher education, was an echoing success,drawing in a record number of attendees, and raising over $41,000 in significant funds for scholarships.

The event, which has become a cornerstone of support for Bucks County Community College student mothers, welcomed over 225 guests, including Tyler family members and Bucks County Commissioner Robert J. Harvie Jr., to the Tyler Gardens. Attendees enjoyed an afternoon of camaraderie and generosity as they indulged in classic gourmet tea sandwiches, tea, and desserts while donning their finest springtime hats to support the cause.

Thanks to founder Betty Tsai and the support of the 2024 sponsors such as The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown, Parx Casino, Shelly Law Offices, LLC., and Mignoni Jewelry, as well as the dedication of the event committee and volunteers, the Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea has once again made a significant impact on the lives of student mothers. Since its inception, the event has provided a total of over $350,000 in support, resulting in hundreds of scholarships awarded to deserving recipients. This support has not only helped these women financially but has also empowered them to pursue their educational aspirations, making a tangible difference in their lives.

Julianne Theodoropulos, coordinator, Scholarships & Stewardship, expressed her gratitude for the generosity of attendees and contributors, stating, “The support we receive from the Salute to Mothers Scholarship Tea helps us to 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 success, the event served as a platform to amplify the voices of student mothers who have directly benefited from the scholarships. Their testimonials underscored the significance of ongoing support for educational opportunities within the BCCC community. At the podium, Jennifer Hipp, a two-time scholarship recipient, was invited to share her inspiring journey as a mother of two returning to school. Hipp continued to express her sincere appreciation for the program and announced her eager anticipation of graduating this spring to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.

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