WID GTB Chapter holds an annual fundraiser to fund scholarships for local young women desiring to pursue a degree in a STEM field. Last year’s Inaugural Fundraiser Event, “Boots, Brews and BBQ” was held on October 27, 2016 at 81 Bay Brewing Company, and catered by Mission BBQ. It was attended by more than 80 local defense industry professionals and active duty military and raised nearly $3,000. “We are thrilled with the outcome of our first scholarship fundraising event and wish to thank the local Tampa Bay defense community for their support,” stated Sally Woodward, WID GTB’s Scholarship Director, and a partner with Shutts & Bowen LLP.
As a result of the event, WID GTB funded its first scholarship to Pinellas County K-12 students attending STEM Academics Camp this summer. To learn more about Pinellas County School’s STEM program, and WID GTB’s contribution, click here to watch a short video.