WithIt Scholarship Foundation receives $30K donation
January 26, 2017,
Heritage Home Group Charitable Trust has awarded $30,000 to WithIt
WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, will grant 20 scholarships this year to students and professional women in the industry to further their education. This marks the second consecutive year that HHG’s Charitable Trust has contributed a major bequest to the WithIt’s scholarship foundation.
“HHG is proud to once again be able to partner with the WithIt team to grant scholarships to deserving recipients with a passion for the home and furnishings industry,” said Laura Holland, vice president of marketing for HHG.
“In celebration of our 20th Anniversary year, WithIt set out to accomplish some very exciting goals, one being to award scholarships to 20 recipients this year,” said 2017 WithIt President Dorian Stacy Sims. “With the generosity and support of this wonderful contribution from HHG, we will successfully reach one of our goals and positively impact the lives of others that share a desire to strengthen our industry.”
Since its inception in 1998, WithIt’s foundation has awarded more than$80,000 in tuition scholarships to qualified young women and men in universities across the U.S. pursuing majors that impact the home and furnishings industries. Along with a tuition scholarship, students receive an all-expense paid trip to WithIt’s annual professional conference which affords them the opportunity to meet and network with women from the industry and build upon skills they can use in their pursuit of a career within the industry.
WithIt was formed in 1997 for women in the home and furnishings industries in order to support their multi-dimensional career paths. The non-profit network is based in North Carolina and supported by leading companies across the industry including their platinum sponsors International Market Centers and Heritage Home Group. WithIt’s purpose is to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries.
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