Westchase Charitable Foundation's Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Award Raises Funds for Families in Crisis

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Grand Finale Event - Tampa International Jet Center - November 23rd, 2013

Community supporters are encouraged to visit http://www.tampabaywoman.org to learn more about the candidates, and to purchase tickets to support them.

Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Award Raises Funds for Families in Crisis

The Westchase Charitable Foundation is excited to announce the Grand Finale Ladies’ Night Out, at 6pm on November 23rd, 2013, at the Tampa Jet Center. This gala event will bring together the best and brightest of Tampa Bay for a fashion show sponsored by Lending Luxury. Tickets are only $80 or $125 for VIP which includes great food and drink from Catch 23, Zen Bistro, Timpanos, That’s Amore, Forget the Napkins, Taste of Tampa, PDQ, Carrabba’s, Surf Shack, Tito’s, S&R Liquor, World of Beer, Tier Nightclub and Ono Nightclub. There will also be more than 100 silent auction items and an exciting live auction that you don’t want to miss.

Community supporters are encouraged to visit http://www.tampabaywoman.org to learn more about the candidates, and to purchase tickets to support them. Purchases of tickets, ticket packages, and sponsorships will be credited to a selected candidate, and will help determine who is named Tampa Bay Woman of the Year.

The announcement of the WCF’s Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Award recipient will take place at the end of the evening. The Tampa Bay Woman of the Year competition supports the Westchase Charitable Foundation’s mission of providing support for area families in need.

Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Award nominees work to find creative, engaging ways to raise money for Westchase Charitable Foundation’s efforts. There are 18 nominees for this year’s award, including a Realtor, a financial planner, and an attorney. One candidate has a particular commitment to the Foundation’s cause – Melea Blaskovich’s son was diagnosed with a serious auditory disorder in 1st grade, and the Foundation helped fund the expensive corrective device. She’s excited to be able to give back to the group that helped her so much.

This year’s candidates are: Kelly M. Albanese; Melea Blaskovich; Heather Calvin; Julie Anderson Careccia; Erica Howell; Charlotte Israel; Ashley Johnson; Bobbie Y. Kingsbury; Kelly Knobl; Shawni Meehan; Adriana Mejia; Maria Mastriano-Nugent; Sarah Jon Porreca; Karyn Roeling; Lisa Sabina; Sandy Sembler; Jacquie Stovern; Deborah Tucker; Vien Vongsyprasom.

The title sponsor for the Grand Finale Ladies’ Night Out is Southeast Personnel Leasing, Inc. The Platinum sponsors are: Lending Luxury, Premier Style Events, Absolute Mobile Solutions, Dream House Productions, PDQ, Nasatka Security, Jason & Dyan Pithers – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Mercedes Benz of Tampa, Timpano, Connie Duglin, Hot Tampa Nights, Tastes of Tampa, Forget the Napkins, Tampa Jet Center and ExecuJet.

Press outreach help comes from ThinkTank Consulting (link: http://www.thinktankconnect.com/), with video services from Strategic Management Arts (http://www.S-M-Arts.com). St. Petersburg startup SavvyCard® (http://savvycard.com/) will deploy its smartphone networking technology to provide a unique mobile showcase for each of the nominees. See individual SavvyCards under the Tampa Bay Woman of the Year directory: http://www.savvycard.com/tbwoy/savvycard.

Who: Westchase Charitable Foundation
What: Grand Finale Ladies’ Night Out Gala Awards Ceremony
When: 6pm – 11pm on November 23rd, 2013
Where: Tampa International Jet Center, 4751 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Event day tickets are still available. For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please contact Trey Corish at 813-545-8122 or go to http://www.tampabaywoman.org.

About the Westchase Charitable Foundation
The Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity that relies on fundraising to support those who have a family member battling a serious illness or assisting people in the community and beyond who are faced with a personal tragedy. The organization is managed solely by volunteer members that donate their time, money and energy to help raise funds while minimizing all expenses. Over the last ten years, WCF has donated in excess of $250,000. Please note that WCF does not receive any government funding and therefore is solely reliant on fundraising activities and corporate sponsorship in order to maintain our mission to support families in their time of need. For more information, go to http://www.westchasefoundation.org.

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