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SSL to Hold the 3rd Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception
On the 11th anniversary of empowering women and children, Suits, Stilettos & Lipstick Foundation will award 10 deserving women from Broward College the Heidi Dennis Wonder Woman Scholarship
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2023— Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Foundation will be honoring 10 deserving women attending Broward College and celebrating SSL Day at the 3rd Annual Heidi Dennis Wonder Woman Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception on August 30, at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort from 6:00-9:00 pm. The event co-chairs are Maggie Suazo and Dr. Shernette Grant, both distinguished business leaders.
Each recipient will receive a scholarship and be assigned an SSL mentor for the year as part of the foundation’s LIFT Mentorship Program. Each year, the event attracts many dignitaries, elected officials and business and community leaders. This year, SSL is honored to welcome Gregory A. Haile, J.D., president of Broward College; City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman; and Ina Lee, president of TravelHost Fort Lauderdale and SSL’s first honorary co-chairwoman, who will deliver the welcome remarks.
While this event is currently sold out, contributions are gratefully welcomed and can be made at sslwomen.org/donate. All proceeds from this event support SSL’s initiatives aimed at empowering women and children through education, mentorship, and community outreach efforts.
“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. “The increasing number of scholarship recipients every year speaks volumes about the incredible generosity of many. Seeing the tangible impact we can create through our collective efforts warms my heart and underscores the power of unity.”
Title and Host Sponsor of the Scholarship Awards Ceremony is the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. This prestigious event is proudly supported by Gold Sponsor DigitalBridge Group Advisors. Guiding the evening’s festivities is celebrity emcee Saira Anwer, accomplished reporter at WPLG-TV Local 10. Media sponsors of the event are WPLG-Local 10 TV and Lifestyle Media Group. Musical accompaniment for the evening will be provided and sponsored by Adam David.
Other noteworthy sponsors include:
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 SSL Day
On August 25, 2017, SSL Foundation 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 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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