It’s Time for Pecans!
BUY PECANS AND SUPPORT THE SCCW SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smith College Club of Washington has been successful in its fundraising activities this fall and winter. All contributions to the SCCW Scholarship Fund are sent to the club’s Endowed Fund managed by the college. Proceeds from this Endowed Fund are distributed as scholarships to local students. Alumnae have donated almost $4500 in response to our fall Scholarship Fund letter, with many contributions from new donors. Thanks very much to the generous alums who have responded to this request.
Our main fundraising effort is the annual pecan sale that we conduct in the fall of each year. During the pandemic, Smithies who are into baking and giving gifts led us to a very successful pecan sale, as many used the bags of pecans as gifts and for their own baking. Since we were uncertain about how the pecan sale would succeed in the pandemic, we ordered many fewer pecans this year. Many customers wanted to buy our pecans so we re-ordered three times and still sold out in mid-December. We sold 648 bags of plain pecans and 192 bags of chocolate covered pecans.
We offer another heartfelt thanks to all those who bought pecans from the SCCW in 2020. We hope you’ll be back next fall to buy even more pecans! Look for our new online order form next fall.
Our network of Smith alums who sell pecans make this pecan sale work. Special thanks to these volunteers: Anne Abend (’76), Alisa Beyninson (’99), Caroline Soleliac Carbaugh (’66) Colette de Marneffe (’82), Kristy Keteltas (’88), Mindy Kotler (’78), Pru Lake (’64), Suzanne Mucchetti (’91), and Cheryl Stadel-Bevans (’90).
We also appreciate the assistance of local stores that sell our pecans: Brookville Market in Chevy Chase, MacArthur Beverages in NW Washington, and Morgan CARE Pharmacy in Georgetown. Please patronize these businesses throughout the year.
Thank you for supporting our fundraising activities. Because of your generosity, several students from the Washington area will receive scholarship money to Smith next year.
SCCW Treasurer and Pecan Chair
Check out some tried and true recipes from Susan Lavine on our pecan recipe page!
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You can also donate directly to the SCCW Scholarship Fund via Paypal.