Women's History Month:

Celebrating Our 2024 Spirit Award Winners

"True empowerment is found in overcoming adversity and embracing independence and dignity at every step."

This Women’s History Month, we honor both the trailblazers of women's rights and the resilient women of today, whose courage and determination are forging new futures and overcoming challenges, both big and small. 

Thanks to your generous support, Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund proudly introduces our four remarkable 2024 awardees, expanding our legacy to 28 empowered women since 2013. Their journeys from adversity to success are a source of inspiration.

2024 Spirit Award Recipients

  • Dieynabou Diallo (June Kaspers Award): A testament to perseverance, Dieynabou balances the rigors of medical school with the joys and challenges of motherhood. 
  • April Rose Paulk: Advocating for justice and hope, April transforms personal adversity into a broader mission.
  • Jasmine Wynn: A DACA recipient, Jasmine is ambitiously carving out a path in healthcare.
  • Tesiree Adams-Hargett: Transforming her personal struggles, Tesiree is empowering and uplifting others.

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Sponsor Agencies

Our mission is bolstered by the invaluable support and nominations from our partner agencies:

Your unwavering support brings these extraordinary stories to light!


Join Us for Our Culinary Virtual Event
"A Taste of Love - Dishes to Honor
a Mother's Legacy"
Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 6 to 7 pm EDT


We invite you to an exclusive online culinary event hosted by the acclaimed Chef Daryl Shular, Certified Master Chef, for a fun, nostalgic, empowering celebration on how to create mouth-watering dishes inspired by Chef Daryl's mother.  


When you make a purchase of $200 or more you are also automatically entered to win one of our fantastic prizes:

  • Chef Daryl Shular, CMC, Daryl Shular Hospitality Group, Value: $5,000 - Private, In-Home Chef's Dinner with Wine, for 6 Guests; Dinner Style: Plated 4 Course with Bread Service.
  • George McKerrow, Jr., Co-founder and CEO of Ted's Montana Grill, Value: $500 - Up to 10 attendees to enjoy dinner at Ted's Montana Grill in the Ted's Room.  


Keep an eye on your inbox and our website for early bird ticket information for this exciting event!

Your engagement supports Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund 

and its mission to "provide women in need with a hand up, not a hand out, 

so that they may live with dignity and independence." 

In a full circle approach, the women who are awarded stipends from

 the Bettie Brand Fund agree to "pay it forward" in whatever way they can.


Please share this email with your friends and family to be a part 

of the Bettie Brand family! 

Automatic monthly and/or annual donation giving is now available!

Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund Mission:

The Bettie Brand fund gives stipends to “provide women in need with a hand up,

not a hand out, so they may live with dignity and independence.”

Women chosen to receive stipends from the Bettie Brand Fund

 must agree to “pay it forward” in whatever way they can.


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