Four very deserving women received the Virginia Wrage memorial grants from Zonta Club of the SCV at the group’s December business meeting. The winners will share a total of $8,000 after the committee reviewed grant applications and interviewed the top candidates, according to Committee Chair Cheryl Gray.
The grants are named for Virginia Wrage, a Zonta member who faced a crisis and was forced to make a midlife career change. She pursued her goal of becoming an airline stewardess and traveled the world for two years before being diagnosed with cancer. Before her death, she agreed to allow Zonta to administer a grant in her name, to be awarded to mature women who also were in need of help to make a midlife career change.