Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's No Joke! Save the Date for the 2017 Fundraiser

April 1, 2017 SAVE THE DATE 

for the 2017 Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation Garden of Roses Fundraiser


At it's July general meeting, GKWC President Caroline Sherman announced the official date for the 2017 Garden of Roses Fundraiser which will once again be held at the Texas Motor Speedway Club. 

We are also very excited to announce that GKWC members June Aurelio junetx54@verizon.net and Sandra Gainer msgainer@me.com have volunteered to co-chair next year's event. Thank you to these ladies for assuming this important role. 

If you would like to chair a committee or be involved in any way please contact either of these two ladies - all members are encouraged to participate. 

More information about the first committee meeting will be coming soon!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Grants & Scholarships Presented at the 2016 Distribution of Funds Dinner

Wednesday, June 16th was a moving and rewarding evening, the culmination of the past year's fundraising efforts by members of the Greater Keller Women's Club through the GKWC Foundation Garden of Roses: Roses & Pearls Champagne Brunch & Auction. Janna Clarke, President of the Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation presented grants and scholarships to this year's recipients.

Grants were awarded to the following local non-profit organizations:





Students present from each of the four Keller ISD high schools: L-R: Alexa Bartels-Keller HS, Oleksandra "Sasha" Heorhiyeva/ Fossil Ridge HS; Noel Marie Marzullo/Central HS; Christopher Fant/Timber Creek HS; Mary Layne/Timber Creek HSand Emily Tate/Timber Creek HS
We'd like to once again thank our members, sponsors and all those in the community who throughout the year makes this night a reality.

Joining together, Having fun, Helping Others 


Monday, May 16, 2016

Thank You for Your Support: You're Invited to the Distribution of Funds Dinner

The Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation would like to thank all of our sponsors, members and guests who attended and supported the 2016 Champagne Brunch & Auction. Without you, our mission to support the community through grants to area non-profit organizations and scholarships to graduating Keller ISD students would not be possible.



You are  invited to attend the

Annual Distribution of Funds Dinner 
Thursday evening, June 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course
600 Promontory Drive, Keller, TX 76248

Reservations can be made through the www.GKWC.org website or by contacting Erika Koneck, Meeting Coordinator at Reservations@gkwc.org.

This is a very special evening where we introduce representatives from the non-profit organizations receiving grants made possible by this year's fundraiser and hear from them first-hand about the difference the support of the GKWC Foundation means to them. The Keller ISD students who've received GKWC scholarships are also invited to attend and it's always a joy to meet these young people we've chosen to support in their educational pursuits.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Congratulations to June Aurelio, Recipient of the 2016 Gladys Barrett Award

L-R: June Aurelio - Gladys Barrett Award Recipient,
Janna Clarke - GKWC Foundation President
The distinguished Gladys Barrett Award is presented to a Greater Keller Women’s Club member who has made major contribution of time and energy in furthering the success of the Garden of Roses Fashion Show Brunch, Luncheon or Gala and also been an ambassador for the Greater Keller Women’s Club throughout the DFW Metroplex. Our honoree this year has been a club member since 2008. She has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and Finance Chair.  She has graciously co-chaired the Garden of Roses Fashion Show and Luncheon and has served as Reservation Chair.  She has volunteered in numerous community service projects as well as many fundraising projects. Her daughter states: “My Mother is one of the most independent, patient and kind people I’ve ever met. She dedicates herself to every project she takes on and cares deeply for the people in the world around her. She makes me proud every single day and I couldn’t be more excited for her to receive this award.” The Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation is very proud to announce June Aurelio, the 2016 recipient of the Gladys Barrett Award.  

June moved to Keller from Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006.  She received the 2015 Arts Council Northeast Shining Star Award representing the Greater Keller Women's Club. June is an animal lover (primarily dogs with two of her own Ben and Jerry). She is passionate about creative arts and a total bookworm, instilling that same love of learning and creativity in her three daughters. 

The Greater Keller Women’s Club and our community have been blessed with the dedication of June always willing to lend a hand or volunteer wherever needed.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sponsorship & Live Auction Update: Special Thanks to Ming Wang Fashions for your Support!

The Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation is pleased to recognize and thank Eric Wang and Ming Wang Fashions for their YELLOW ROSE Sponsorship of the 2016 GKWC Garden of Roses Champagne Brunch and Auction, scheduled for April 2, 2016 at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Eric has also donated a LIVE AUCTION package...two complete outfits, styled by Carolyn Wang, a tour of the Ming Wang Distribution Center in Grapevine (where you will want to stay and try on everything), plus appetizers and champagne. An $1,800 Value.

Event co-chairs Beth Murray and Kimberley Vines were recently treated to a tour of the Ming Wang Distribution Center in Grapevine, so they can share details of the live auction package with you first hand! It's sure to be a special treat!
 
L-R: Kimberley Vines, Carolyn Wang, Beth Murray

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Roses & Pearls Champagne Brunch & Auction on Saturday, April 2nd at the Texas Motor Speedway!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dinner at The Classic, a proud supporter of the GKWC Annual Garden of Roses Fundraiser

Who wouldn't love to win the fabulous five-course "Dinner for Ten" donated by the Classic Cafe during Saturday's Live Auction at the GKWC Champagne Brunch & Auction?  

Value: $1,000

If you're not familiar with the Classic Cafe, take a minute to browse their website and learn more about them and their extraordinary menus to delight even the most discerning food connoisseur! 


Did you know?

  • the Classic has it's own garden? Chef Charles creates new and unique specials based on what’s fresh and ripe in the garden.
  • the Classic holds monthly cooking classes by Chef Charles?
  • the Classic holds monthly wine tastings with General Manager Francis Silmon?
  • the Classic will cater your event, whether at your home or corporate venue?

The GKWC Foundation is proud to be among The Classic's philanthropic endeavors and we appreciate their continued support. Click here to read more about The Classic in the Community.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Garden of Roses: Roses & Pearls Champagne Brunch & Auction this Saturday, April 2nd at the Texas Motor Speedway.  Doors open at 10:00am. 






The Restaurant Tree is FULL!

How would you like to take home a gift certificate to dine at one of these fantastic area restaurants? You'll want to get to the Restaurant Tree early, because once they're gone, they're gone! Each venue has donated one and in some cases two or more gift cards!

The GKWC  Foundation is grateful to each of these restaurants for their donation to the 2016 Garden of Roses fundraiser and joining us in our philanthropic efforts to award grands to area non-profit organizations and scholarships to graduating Keller ISD students.

Applebee’s
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Southlake
Bonefish Grill – Southlake
Boon-docks at Eagle Mountain Marina – Fort Worth
Boo-ray’s of New Orleans – Fort Worth
Brio’s Tuscan Grille – Southlake
Café Sicilia - Watauga
Central Market Café - Southlake
Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill – Addison
Chef Blythe’s Southern Bistro – N. Richland Hills
Christina’s Fine Mexican Restaurant – Southlake
Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant – Southlake
Cotton Patch Café – N. Richland Hills
DeVivo Bros. Eatery - Keller
Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake
Elote Mexican Kitchen – Keller
F n G Eats – Keller
Fish City Grill – Southlake
Flight on Eagle Mountain Lake – Fort Worth
Golden Thai Cuisine – Keller
Houlihan’s – Fort Worth
Kirby’s Steakhouse – Southlake
Mac’s on Main - Grapevine
Mellow Mushroom – Southlake
Mi Pueblo – N. Richland Hills
Oliva Eatery – Keller
Olive Garden
Outback Steak House
P. F. Chang’s China Bistro
Palio’s Pizza Café – Keller
Papa John’s Pizza
Pickles BBQ & Icehouse
Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant – Southlake
Sea Siam Thai Restaurant - Keller
Spring Creek Barbeque - Keller
Texas Bleu – Keller
Texas de Brazil – Fort Worth
The Classic at Roanoke
The Egg & I – N. Richland Hills
Wildwood Grill – Southlake
Winewood Grill - Grapevine

To attend the event, please contact Reservations@gkwc.org or purchase online at https://gkwc.ejoinme.org/tickets.