Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Recognition Fund Awards $60,750 to Local Students

Sausalito, Ca. – June 8, 2015 – The Sausalito Woman’s Club presented $60,750 in educational scholarships to thirty-three 2015 high school graduates and college students from Sausalito and Marin City on Sunday, June 7. The scholarships were awarded at a special ceremony and reception held at the Sausalito Woman’s Club to honor the students.

SWCSRF Chair Kim Huff welcomed the guests and congratulated the students, praising them for their accomplishments. Jill Giardano, fashion designer and owner or gr.dano Boutique & Design Studio in Sausalito, was the guest speaker. Giardano received scholarships and support from the SWCSRF while studying at  San Francisco’s Academy of Art. The scholars, their friends and families and SWC members were also treated to a special poem written and recited by Sydney Fenn, a senior at Tamalpais High School.

The Scholarship program is supported solely through community fundraising and individual donations as well as commemorative and memorial gifts. This year, ten scholarships named for individuals and organizations that have been a special part of the SWCSRF were awarded to the following students:

Gian-Paul Bergeron, Noorisingh Saini – The Michael B Heyman Memorial Scholarship
Xinhua Eynon – The Phil Frank Memorial Scholarship
Linnea Hagens – The Nancy DeBruyn/Shannon Bell Memorial Scholarship
Malachia Hoover – The Sausalito Woman’s Club Memorial Scholarship
Linh Huynh – SWC Scholarship in Memory of Chris Klinck
Lea Mixon – The Sausalito Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Melissa Mooney – The Purcell/Sheridan Scholarship
Madeleine Sandrolini – Elizabeth McBride Scholarship
Claire Simeone – The Elaine B. Squires Memorial Scholarship

The SWC Scholarship Recognition Fund, which provides financial support, encouragement and acknowledgement to deserving students seeking higher education, has awarded nearly $900,000 in scholarships since its founding in 1956. All recipients of SWCSRF scholarships must be residents of either Sausalito or Marin City and planning to attend an accredited college, graduate school or vocational or arts institution. The SWCSRF, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors made up of SWC members.

2015-2016 Scholarship(Photo by Jean Schurtz)

Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship recipients 2015-2016. FRONT L to R: Madeleine Sandrolini, Anna Dawson, Davon Smith, Mitchell Roberts, Malachia Hoover, Early Cobb III MIDDLE L to R: Myan Tran, Dominique Ashe, Linh Huynh, Janay Garrard, Vanessa Imani-DeBruyn, Lea Mixon, Brianna Banks-McLean. BACK L to R: Saahil Saini, Noorisingh Saini, Lily Mark, Colby D’Onofrio, Claire Simeone, Melissa Mooney, Gian-Paul Bergeron.


The Scholarship Recognition Fund was established in 1956 by members of the SWC for the purpose of providing scholarships to Sausalito/Marin City students. In 2012, the SWCSRF granted $61,000 to 40 scholars…bringing our total gift to the community to over $820,000. 

The Scholarship Recognition Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, which allows donations to be fully tax deductible. (Federal I.D. No. 68-0239954).  In addition to receiving funding from SWC dues, the SWCSRF receives donations to its Fund through fundraising, as well as commemorative and memorial gifts.

Scholarship recipients must be permanent residents of the Sausalito-Marin City School District and be current or returning students planning on attending an accredited college, vocational, technical or graduate school or an arts institution.

Donations, including living legacy options, and requests for information regarding scholarships should be directed to the SWC Scholarship Recognition Fund, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966 or

Contact Number: 415-332-2700 ext.3

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