2019 Holiday Home Tour
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday December 13th, and
Saturday, December 14th
Thank you, everyone for joining us this year on our fabulous Holiday Home Tour where we showcased six beautiful festively decorated homes in the San Ramon Valley. Your ticket of $40 will provide scholarships for women in our communities to advance their higher education and also send 10 middle school girls from Walnut Creek and the San Ramon Valley area to a one-week Tech Trek math-science camp for girls in a 4-year university setting.
For more than thirteen years, our Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) members have put together this Holiday Home Tour to advance education and equity for women and girls.
Our Holiday Home Tour raises funds for our Tech Trek program and Local Scholarships. From the funds collected in our past Holiday Home Tour, we award local scholarships of up to $2,000-2,500 for college level women, and ten -$1,000 Tech Trek camperships for middle school girls. At our membership brunch in September, seven eighth grade girls who attended the week-long Tech Trek camp this summer at Sonoma State University, spoke about what a life changing experience it was for them. It’s such a great program that our national organization is taking it to other states.
California pioneered it starting in 1998. For more info, go to: http://aauw-techtrek.org/ Each campership costs $1000. So with your help, we hope to send another twelve girls each year.
We had ~150 volunteers working on this event. During the two Tour days, we staffed about 4-6 volunteers each for the 4 shifts at each of the 5 houses as docents (Fri and Sat, morning and afternoon). DAW-AAUW members: thank you so very much for your time and home-made dessert refreshments.
Creative Endeavors Scholarship: The funds raised from the drawing for the beautiful handmade quilt, is used to awarded a scholarship to a young woman pursing a career in the creative or visual arts. Please purchase your quilt drawing tickets at our DAW-AAUW October and November events, or during our Tour days on Decembers 13th and 14th.
With your interest and participation, we are looking forward to an exciting tour this December.
2019 Holiday Home Tour Chairs
Tena Gallagher and Susan Terzuoli