2022 Grantees

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Small Wonders Entertainment

Small Wonders Entertainment is a local puppetry theatre that performs at senior living facilities. They first received chapter funding in 2021, when we supported their efforts to hold in-person performances again as pandemic restrictions abated. They received their second grant from our chapter in 2022.

Artistic Director Joan Klasson said:

“Small Wonders Entertainment is, as always, so grateful for your generous donation to our Mission. With your help, we have been able to bring so many performances to differeent senior facilities in the Austin and Round Rock communities. The Holidays were particularly busy with our high-quality, visually engaging, memory-stimulating, Ed Sullivan-like, Holiday puppet reviews. We performed at Buda Oaks Memory Care, The Rose at Wyoming Springs, Longhorn Village Memory Care, Querencia Barton Creek Memory Care, Age of Central Texas, Age of Williamson County, Arden Courts Memory Care, Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Watermark at South Park Meadows, Park Valley Inn/RR, Arbor Terrace Lakeway, just to name a few! Our Audiences seem delighted with the performances and the interactions with the puppets. There are smiles, laughter, clapping, and just a feeling of engagement with this largely underserved community. 

We are making you proud and will continue to do so for as long as we can!”

women in medicine

Women in Medicine is a student group at The University of Texas at Austin that supports the professional interests of women pursuing careers in health-related fields. Their organization unites future doctors, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, and researchers. They received a grant from our chapter in 2022 to support their member scholarship program in its inaugural year. Above are the notes we received from the recipients!

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black men's health clinic

A first-of-its-kind health clinic addressing the long-time care gap for men of color, BMHC is here to ensure the longevity of life for men of color by elevating it to an essential priority and providing resources designed to best aid them. BMHC used their 2022 Chapter Grant to host a flu vaccine clinic.