FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN WELCOMES NEW BOARD CHAIR
Karen Gilbert becomes the Chair of the Foundation Board
Miami, FL (July 02, 2015) — Aqua Foundation for Women announced today the appointment of Karen Gilbert as Board Chair of the organization. Gilbert began her term on June 15, 2015, replacing Nicole Waters, whose term concluded.
Karen has been involved with Aqua Foundation as a Mentor in the Scholarship Program since 2010. She practices law in Miami since graduating from the University of Miami School of Law.
“We are all thrilled and excited to see Karen take the reigns as Board Chair. Karen has served on the Board of Directors at Aqua Foundation for over three years now and works tirelessly alongside our other board members, including Nicole, to ensure the Foundation continues to grow and tackle various issues within the LBT community in South Florida,” said Aqua Foundation for Women, Executive Director Caitlin Wood. “I also want to personally express my gratitude for Nicole’s hard work and dedication to the Foundation. Thanks to Nicole’s leadership, the Foundation has continued to grow.”
Recently, the Foundation hosted an incredibly successful five day charity festival, Aqua Girl, bringing together thousands of women from around the globe and raising thousands of dollars that will be used to award scholarships via its mentorship and leadership program and grants to various organizations and individuals. Further, the Foundation hosts events such as TransCon, a free conference for the transgender community.
“I’m proud of Aqua Foundation for Women and the organization it has become. Having served as a mentor, a board member and a member of the Grants committee, I have witnessed firsthand the invaluable difference the Foundation has made on those we have supported. As Board Chair, I am committed to continuing the wonderful and significant work of the foundation.” explained Gilbert.
About Aqua Foundation for Women
The mission of the Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives. The Foundation awards grants to local organizations addressing LGBT interests, including equality, wellness, leadership, including transgender issues and homelessness as it relates to LGBTQ youth. The Foundation is also dedicated to supporting secondary education, mentoring programs, cultural enrichment, leadership growth, community service, and civic interests. Visit AFW online at www.aquafoundation.org.