Press Release

Albion Area Philanthropic Women will meet at 1:30 pm March 14 at the Albion First
United Methodist Church 600 W. Michigan Ave. Members of the giving circle will gather in Tennant Hall to hear short presentations from area non-profits asking to be selected as the first quarter donation recipient. AAPW will also hear
Executive Director Katie Gigliotti report about last quarter’s donation to Kids ‘N’ Stuff
Children’s Museum.

Reservations are not needed since no lunch is served.   
Members are also asked to bring items for the Community Table of Albion. According to
CTA Coordinator Ginny Garrison the food distribution needs gently used, clean paper grocery
bags. Garrison stated, “ At this time we don’t need plastic grocery bags or egg cartons.  We also
no longer collect Family Fare receipts as the program is being discontinued.” She continued that
the CTA needs shelf safe foods that are outdated three months or less and said that no donation
is too small. 

New members are always welcome. The only requirement is that women have a heart for
giving and a desire to make the Albion area a better place for all. Members need not live in the
area. Many current AAPW supporters live out of town but regularly send checks to support the
philanthropic group’s efforts.

AAPW was founded in 2007 by Cathy Campbell and the late Maggie Konkle. To date
AAPW members have given $639,000 to the Albion area nonprofit organizations.
The quarterly $100 member donation is tax deductible. There are no administrative costs
because AAPW is a volunteer organization. All donations go directly to the quarterly non-profit

The format for the meeting is simple with non-profit organizations making short
presentations prior to voting. Each woman has one paper ballot and the organization with the
most votes receives the donations. Presentations may be made only by AAPW members or their
guests. Organizations may be a recipient only once a year and may combine for a joint
presentation if they would like to split the funds. This should be decided ahead of time and only
one presentation will be heard.

For more information contact AAPW volunteer leaders Nancy Roush at; Gwen Tabb at or Marcia Starkey at

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