Thursday, December 6 was a cold night, with traffic conditions being their usual self. However, this didn’t stop so many of our GWIS-RT friends and supporters from showing up to our 5th Annual Charity Casino Night. From the open bar to the delicious fried chicken, everyone who attended really had a great time. Of course, the ultimate goal of winning some of those amazing raffle prizes was a great motivator for people. However, in all of this, we never lost sight of the great cause of raising toys for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle – getting more than $1000 worth of toys in donation!
Research Square in Durham, NC was a great partner in our endeavors – providing the space as well as our great bartender Courtney Matessa, who helped us out through the night. We are always thankful to them for supporting this excellent cause. If you’re interested in knowing more about Research Square and their work with scientific publishing, please click this link.
Dr. Jennifer Ingram was kind enough to donate $500 to our Dr. Jennifer Leigh Ingram Travel Award for women in graduate school who are intending to travel for a conference. This award will help such women, and will be announced in January 2019. If you or someone you know will benefit from such a travel grant, please let us know!
The excellent raffle prizes would not have been possible without the help of our excellent sponsors! They were: Honeygirl Meadery, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., WODBody, Research Square, Durham Bulls, Harris Teeter, and Trader Joe’s in Raleigh, NC Cookie Girl and The Cookie Niche.
Congratulations to all of our Raffle Prize Winners!
Again, we could not have done this event without the help of our dedicated officers, our sponsors, and all of you who came out to support us.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle was very pleased with our donation! Each child was able to receive THREE presents due to the largess of all of our supporters and friends. We hope to see you again next year!