Outstanding Volunteer Jennifer Oberlander Wins $1,000 College Scholarship for Work with GlamourGals
New York, NY (May 13, 2015) - Congratulations to all GlamourGals Glammy Scholarship Award Winners who will be honored at the Glammy Scholarship Awards on May 30th at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. This year’s Daniel and Lucille Valerio Outstanding Volunteer Award winner is:
Jennifer Oberlander, Ardsley High School, Ardsley, NY.
“Through my time with Glamour Gals, I have learned that old age is not something to fear, the residents I have been able to work with have shown me that one can be just as vibrant at 78 years old than at 17 years old,” says Jennifer.
The Glammy Scholarship Award Winners are:
Chapter President: Sarah Sandler, Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY.
Chapter Vice President: Evan Millican, Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, NC.
Chapter Treasurer: Janice Hur, Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY.
Chapter Public Relations Officer: Mathis Yaeger, Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY.
The College Chapter Glammy Award Winner is:
Carly Roman, Chapter President, Gloria DeLeon GlamourGals at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
About GlamourGals: GlamourGals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which inspires and organizes teens to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes since 2000. GlamourGals has over 90 chapters across the country that engages over 1,300 teen volunteers to serve more than 2,500 senior women in 18 states.
In July of 2014 GlamourGals, Beauticontrol, and the W.H.O. (Women Helping Others) Foundation launched a strategic partnership. The W.H.O. Foundation awarded a $150,000 grant to GlamourGals to extend their reach in the fight against elder loneliness by enabling GlamourGals to open 30 additional chapters across the country. Beauticontrol generously donated cosmetics to the chapters so that volunteers could provide complimentary beauty makeovers to women in their local senior homes.
The Daniel and Lucille Valerio Outstanding Volunteer Award is a $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior GG volunteer for her impact on the life of a senior. It is judged and provided by Lou Valerio of Progressive Financial Services.
The College Chapter Glammy Award is a $500 scholarship for a current college GG volunteer and $500 for her college chapter to recognize an inspiring and innovative programming idea to implement with her chapter’s senior home. The award is provided by the 2015 Inspiration Glammy Award Winner, Jenna Segal, lead producer of Gigi on Broadway.