Girls’ Education Wins Big

Girls’ education was the big winner at the 6th Annual KEEP Women’s Paddle Tennis Tournament and Raffle! Through registrations and raffle ticket sales, we raised an amazing $4,465. This sum will fund more than eight annual tuition scholarships for at-risk girls at the Kakenya Center for Excellence in rural Kenya!

These scholarships are truly life-changing. KCE not only teaches girls the skills needed to support themselves and their families, but also protects them from FGM and child marriage. Your gifts to KEEP help KCE to continue this important work.

Congratulations to our intrepid tournament winners!
1st Place: Cheryl Roppa and Gina Thompson
2nd Place: Fran Torres
3rd Place: Jo Voege and Elizabeth Harris

And congratulations to our lucky raffle prize winners!

  1. Russell Speeder’s Car Wash Platinum Pass: Lora Zaretsky
  2. Cask Fine & Rare Wines Gift Certificate: Wendy Marx
  3. La Tulipe Desserts Gift Certificate: Deborah G.
  4. Private Barre Class with Jenny Gold: Ellen Calves
  5. Blue Dolphin Gift Certificate: Kirsti K.
  6. Majestic Hudson Gift Certificate: Gina Thompson
  7. Garden Consultation by Margi Corsello of Gardens for Everyone: Rebecca Sussman
  8. Pedigree Ski Shop Gift Certificate: Kris Fenton
  9. Private Tennis Lesson with Pro Richard Finn: Therese Herrero
  10. College Admissions Counseling Session with InterviewMama: Anna Zable
  11. LMNOP Bakery Gift Certificate: Sally Casey

    Special thanks to our Waccabuc Country Club sponsors, Tennis Pro Richard Finn, our very generous raffle prize donors, and Boys Team Charity for baking those delicious treats!

    And finally, a huge thank-you to all of our tournament and raffle participants! Your generosity helps us all become part of a virtuous cycle of change, bringing holistic education and opportunity to girls half a world away.

    If you didn’t have a chance to participate, KEEP is always grateful for donations of any amount at any time. Your gift is fully tax deductible, and 100% of your donation will help fund scholarships for the 8th grade students at KCE.

    With gratitude,

    Cynthia Braun, Celeste Crosby, Elizabeth McGoldrick, Ruthie Rosenberg and Elena Rover

    Katonah Education Exchange Program