Women-n-Charge Gives Four $1,500 Grants to Local Women in Business


On June 19, 2020, Women-n-Charge, whose mission, in part, is to support and assist professional women in managing their businesses more effectively, awarded four grants. Each spring the organization gives grants to deserving women in business, and this year we were able to award four $1,500 grants! These grants are made possible by the annual tea fundraiser held each fall. In 2019 our Event Sponsor was The Law Offices of Lucas Magazine.

Thank you to our 2020 WNC Grant Judges (Brenda Cassato of Senior Information Resources, Frieda Moseley of Griswold Home Care Tampa & Pasco County, and Beverly J. White, Esq. of Gibbons | Neuman) for picking such worthy winners!

The first grant was awarded to Christy Maldonado who is the owner of Social Media Marketing by Christy. She provides marketing services and consultation to small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as marketing plans, networking and light website management services. With the grant, Christy would like to add a video component to her business by investing in equipment and classes to improve the suite of services she can offer to her clients. Learn more about Christy’s business at christymaldonado.com.

The second grant was awarded to Danielle Glenn, Esq. She is a family law attorney and partner at Glenn and Phanco, P.A. She provides full-service litigation services to clients in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties for family law cases ranging from divorce, paternity, child support, adoption, name change, modifications, etc. She would like to use her grant to pay for the certification course to become licensed as a Family Law Mediator. Learn more about Danielle’s practice at glennandphanco.com.

The third grant was awarded to Darlene Lambert who is the owner of Creative Wreaths. She offers custom wreaths, centerpieces and other specialty items for every holiday and special occasion (including Christmas, weddings, baby and bridal showers, and for realtors to welcome clients to their new home). Each one is created specifically to the individual’s taste and décor. The grant will help Darlene hire a professional to create a marketing and social media plan and develop a new website. To learn more about Darlene’s business, please find her contact information at women-n-charge.com/team/darlene-lambert.

The fourth grant was awarded to Patti Zapparolli who is the owner of 4Lyfe, LLC. As a distributor, she provides specially-formulated CBD tinctures, creams, and liquid softgels to the healthcare and wellness industries. Patti will use the grant to increase her working capital and assist her in obtaining her goals and objectives to grow her business. Learn more about Patti’s business at 4lyfe.biz.

Learn more about this organization at women-n-charge.com. WNC usually meets the first Friday of the month at Pebble Creek Country Club in Tampa from 11:15am to 1:15pm.

Photo caption: Women-n-Charge Grant Awards given on June 19, 2020. Pictured from left to right: Judy Nicolosi, WNC Treasurer; Darlene Lambert, Creative Wreaths; Danielle Glenn, Esq., Glenn and Phanco; Patti Zapparolli, 4Lyfe, LLC; Christy Maldanado, Social Media Marketing by Christy; and Mary Adele Cluck, WNC President.


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