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BPW Gold Coast

Mission: To achieve equity for all working women through advocacy, education and connections.

Event/meeting information: First Wednesday of the Month

Philanthropy/Advocacy

Everyone is entitled to join our local organization. We host an annual suit drive for domestic abuse survivors and raise funds for the BPW/FL Education  Foundation.

LO Contact Information - Email the LO President by clicking HERE

Officers/Board of Directors

Sue Banks, President
Toni Worley, Treasurer
Peggy Beyer, Secretary

How to Join

Send request for application to the LO President by clicking HERE

Click HERE to visit the Gold Coast Facebook page.Members of BPW/Gold Coast toured the Women’s Center at the VA Medical Center in March 2024 to see how we can support their program. The members followed up with a delivery of clothing items in April 2024.


Pictured L to R, Sheri McCandless, Janis Tapley, New Member Eileen Malinowski, Visiting Guest of Sue’s and LO President, Sue Banks.

BPW/Gold Coast partnered with BPW/Ft Lauderdale to sponsor goodie bags to welcome the 17 residents of the BPW FAU Scholarship House for the new Semester. The bags were Valentine theme and included personal care and snack items.

BPW/Gold Coast member, Janis Tapley, assembling some of the goodies.


Past State Presidents and BPW/Gold Coast Members, Sheri McCandless and Sue Banks at the scholarship house after delivering welcome goodie bags for the new semester to the residents.

The young women of the FAU Scholarship House with their personalized bags of goodies and the House Dining and Meeting Room set up for their Galentine’s Celebration.

Gold Coast members gathered to celebrate during Christmas 2023 with a spread of food in their usual fashion.


Gold Coast members once again collected items to be given to children through the Back to Basics Angel program this December 2023; https://backtobasicsinc.org/angel-program


One of our BPW sisters, Joyce Speilos, turned 100 and Gold Coast members attended her surprise celebration in November 2023.


Birthday girl, Joyce Spelios and Sheri McCandless

Gold Coast members teamed up to help Meals On Wheels of the Palm Beaches to support Palm Beach County’s homebound senior population with hot meals in November of 2023, by participating as a pie selling team for MOWPB’s Pie It Forward Annual Fundraiser.

At the BPW/FL 2023 annual conference “Energizing the Future Today”, members from BPW/Gold Coast and BPW/Fort Lauderdale shared accommodations. The time together created lasting bonds and memories.

 

Roomies pictured from left to right. Carole Tolomeo, President/BPW Fort Lauderdale, Sheri McCandless and Tiki Bates, members of BPW/Gold Coast, and Sue Banks, President, BPW/Gold Coast.

 

BPW/Gold Coast member Tiki Bates (pictured on right) collaborates with members from around the state during a strategic planning session.





Michele Cavallo, BPW/FL President, and Sue Banks, President/BPW Gold Coast, take to the dance floor during the banquet.






BPW/Gold Coast had a joyful and giving Christmas party.

Pictured is Joyce, who is 99-years young, making sure we all smile this Holiday. Also pictured are gifts below the tree of items collected by members to be given to children through the Back to Basics Angel Program; https://backtobasicsinc.org/angel-program.

Happy Holidays to all of our BPW sisters in Florida.

Over the recent months, BPW/Gold Coast collected items to donate them during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These items accumulated to over 10 boxes, four plastic bags, multiple items on hangers and more. On October 19, they were donated to The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, which has thrift stores around the state. The truck arrived timely at the home of the President of BPW/Gold Coast, Sue Banks. The driver was very personable and grateful for the donation. Sue took a PR moment and gave the driver an envelope with the letter below and included a BPW/FL and BPW/FL Education Foundation brochure.

Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

BPW Florida, PO Box 776, St. Petersburg FL 33731

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