October 15, 2023, 11am to 3pm

Women of Excellence Brunch on the Battleship of New Jersey

The event will feature motivational speaker and Olympian Priscilla Loomis and bring together current professional leaders in New Jersey and the next generation of women leaders. This event aims to empower the female leaders of tomorrow, allow for community leader engagement/networking, and award scholarships to help local underserved women pursue their goals.

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Three scholarships will be awarded to STEM, military, and single-family household recipients.

Raffle ticket illustration.

Raffle tickets will be sold, with the winner getting to fire the 5-inch gun on the Battleship!

Opportunities for networking with the female leaders of tomorrow.

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Are you interested in a $1,000 Woman of Excellence Scholarship? If you identify as a woman, live in New Jersey, and will be a high school or college student in September 2023, you may apply for one of three scholarships available: engineering or environmental studies major; single-parent household; or, military. Submit the application form by 10/1/2023. Recipients also receive two tickets to the Brunch event.

The event hosts

Marketa's Journey

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Marketa McCabe was passionate about the environment and believed everyone should experience the outdoors. As an engineering student, she advocated for underrepresented women in STEM fields.

Unfortunately, after being sick with COVID, Marketa was diagnosed with a high cardiac arrhythmia. Tragically, on March 13, 2021, her heart stopped in her sleep. Marketa was almost 20 years old. She had plans and ambitions to make the world a better place and touched many lives, even saving some.

The foundation awards scholarships to women of diverse backgrounds entering STEM fields. We promote the importance of nature and its conservation while also raising awareness of COVlD's effects on the hearts of young adults.

The Priscilla E. Frederick Foundation

Logo of the Prescilla E Frederick Foundation, featuring Priscilla, back to the camera, long white hair.

The Priscilla E. Frederick Foundation was founded by Track & Field Olympian Priscilla Loomis. Mrs. Loomis is a 3x Hall of Fame inductee, 2x female athlete of the year recipient, National Record Holder, National Champion, and World Class Medalist.

The foundation supports single-parent households. We award scholarships to students from single-parent households and host women empowerment workshops. We also hold educational seminars for underserved communities and support community advocacy.