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SSL to Hold Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception
On the 10th anniversary of empowering women and children, Suits, Stilettos & Lipstick Foundation will award eight deserving women the Heidi Dennis Wonder Woman Scholarship
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 21, 2022– — Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Foundation will be celebrating SSL Day with its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception on August 25 at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Each recipient will receive a financial scholarship and be assigned an SSL mentor for the year as part of the foundation’s new LIFT Mentorship Program. Each year, the event attracts many dignitaries, elected officials and business leaders. Tickets are on sale at www.sslwomen.org, and all proceeds will go towards SSL’s programs, which serve the needs of women and children in the community.
“I am so proud of our community for coming together to give women the opportunity to pursue their dreams.” said Dr. Elizabeth King, SSL founder and chief inspiration officer. “It is truly heartwarming to see the impact that we can make when we come together.”
Title and Host Sponsor of the Scholarship Awards Ceremony is the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Scholarship sponsors include Chase Roofing, 24HourFloor, Elena Hershey (“Mrs. Billy’s”) and Keith & Lee Washington. Music Sponsor, performing live for SSL Day, is The Group starring Brian Lippey, Alison Flynn, and Dr. Keryn Hughes.
About SSL Day
On August 25, 2017, SSL was honored to receive a proclamation and the KEY to Broward County in recognition for its work in the community. On August 25, 2021, SSL also received a proclamation from the City of Fort Lauderdale making August 25th “SSL Day in the City of Fort Lauderdale” each year.
About the Heidi Dennis Wonder Woman Scholarship
This need-based scholarship provides financial assistance to women who are pursuing higher education or vocational studies to support themselves and advance their careers. It was founded in honor of Heidi Dennis, who served as chairwoman of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation for six years and was the former general manager of the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Heidi was an industry icon in the hotel business and a true inspiration to all who knew her.
About the LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Trailblazers) Mentorship Program
This program connects resilient women pursuing higher education or vocational studies with experienced women leaders to provide mentorship that supports personal and career growth goals.
About Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Foundation
Established in 2012, the SSL Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and children from all walks of life to be resilient, self-confident and purposeful leaders through education, mentorship and community outreach. For more information on how to get involved or to donate, please visit www.sslwomen.org.
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SSL Communications Chair