Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Greenville BPW Kicks off 2014-2015 Business Year

The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club kicked off the new 2014- 2015 business year by holding their first meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Brethren Retirement Center.

The Legislation Committee consisting of Chair Gail Snyder and members Jenny Bruns and Marion Knick hosted the meeting. Jenny introduced the featured speaker Lauren Henry who is the Executive Director for the Darke County United Way. Henry has worked for the Darke County United Way for 7 years and is conducting her 8th campaign. She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a HR major and received her MBA from the University of Findlay. Lauren is married to Chad Henry and they have 3 boys. Lauren stated the mission of the Darke County United Way is to increase the capacity to care for one another. 27 non-profit agencies receive support from the community’s campaign. In 2014 over 20,000 residents in Darke County were touched by the donations made to the United Way. Since the inception of the CORS- Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) program they have had over 400 kids graduate. These are children from throughout the whole county. The United Way campaign is built around 3 initiatives including education, stability, and health.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fund raisers throughout the year to raise money to grant scholarships to Darke County senior high school girls and young women furthering their career. The Club meets the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting. Those interested in learning more about the club can contact Membership Chair Tasha Anderson at or 937/621-4569.

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