At the CREW Tampa Bay October monthly luncheon, CREW members heard from several amazing women. Our guest speaker, Carole Wallace Post, Chief Administrative Officer of USF Health oversees the USF Heath facilities, including the new Morsani College of Medicine downtown Tampa campus. CREW members were also fortunate to hear from Linda Simmons, with R.R. Simmons Construction, and India Witte, Executive Director of the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy organization.
CREW Past President, Anne Pollack, then announced the Chapter's endowment-level funding of its scholarship at USF. The scholarship was founded by the CREW Executive Council, a group of CREW members with more than 15 years of experience in the CRE industry. It is administered by USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy. The goal of the CREW scholarship is to support our future leaders by assisting women pursuing education in the industry. So far CREW Tampa Bay has awarded two scholarships. Jorgelina Moretta, who was in her final year of her Masters in Architecture program at USF when she received the scholarship, is now working with BDG Architects, a local firm here in Tampa. CREW Tampa Bay’s most recent scholar is Ana Mary Novo Contreras, an undergrad studying engineering.
CREW is working to ensure that there is a pipeline of educated women ready to enter jobs in the CRE industry in the future. The Scholarship Fund has been increasing in size over the past three years. But this year, CREW Tampa Bay is thrilled to be able to announce that the Chapter, it’s Executive Council, and several individual members have collectively donated $14,500 towards the scholarship. This has created an endowment level fund and ensures that the scholarship will be funded each year indefinitely.
For more information on CREW Tampa Bay, visit its website: crewtampabay.org