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WLC presents Jane Phillips Elementary with $6,000

Members from Women’s Leadership Council presented Jane Phillips Elementary School with a check for $6,000.

Two years ago, WLC collected recipes from the community and launched a cookbook fundraiser to raise money for projects at Jane Phillips Elementary School. The ladies have sold the cookbooks at United Way events, at community events and to their friends and family, and all their hard work has paid off.

The school district was excited to get the check, and plans to use it to improve the playground at Jane Phillips Elementary School along with money already raised by their Parent Teacher Organization.

“We are very excited about the new Early Childhood playground at Jane Phillips!” Jane Phillips Elementary School Principal Kevin Brown said. “The Pre-K and Kindergarten students will benefit from playing on a big toy that is built specifically for little bodies. Thank you to the United Way Women’s Leadership Council for their Investment in the students at Jane Phillips.”

Over the past two years, WLC members have been engaged in projects to benefit Jane Phillips Elementary School. They have hosted Love and Logic parenting classes, provided supplies and volunteers for Super Kids Day, hosted a movie night, and sponsored children attending Pinwheels and Popcorn, Bartlesville Public School District’s summer enrichment camp.

“Serving as the Chair for the Women’s Leadership Council has been a rewarding experience,” Chair Delisa Swanson said. “The projects we have completed with Jane Phillips Elementary School have been the building blocks for expanding our reach into the community.  We are a group of women dedicated to volunteering our time, talent and monetary support to serve critical needs within our community.” 

Women’s Leadership Council is undergoing a national re-branding to Women United, to more closely align with the United Way brand. Women United is a global, growing force of 70,000+ women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity – for everyone. The local chapter is sponsored by the Bartlesville Regional United Way.

“I highly recommend getting involved when we launch the rebranding of our UW group, set to take place this fall. Contact the United Way office for more details!” Swanson said. 

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