From left, Surekha Cohen, R.N., Director of Clinical Services, Arlington Free Clinic; stands with Candy Fowler, a past president of Arlington Women's Civic Alliance; Donna Alpi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Free Clinic; and Diana Namugenyi, Director Finance, AFC, as the check was handed to AFC.
The Arlington Women's Civic Alliance (AWCA) presented a check for $30,000 to the Arlington Free Clinic on May 17 at the home of Stephanie Carpenter.
The AWCA was founded by Pat Ragan in 1993 to promote friendship among women in Arlington and adjacent communities and to support community projects. The 80 members donate the proceeds of their annual benefit: this year’s was their most successful to date. Since 1993 the Alliance has donated over $525,000 to local nonprofits. The group maintains a scholarship fund at the Arlington Community Foundation. Other recipients have been: AFC Hearing and Vision Program, AFC Dental Program, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Neighborhood Village, Latinas Leading Tomorrow, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, and the Arlington Thrive Youth in Transition Pilot Program.
Outgoing president of the Arlington Women's Civic Alliance, Diane Greenlee, talked with feeling about the satisfaction of working together to do something important for the community. She handed over the job of president of the Alliance to Angie Wilcox at this final meeting of the year.