The Candy Maier Fund: Scholarships for Women Writers, which awards scholarships to Western North Carolina residents to participate in shared writing experiences, announces two new members joining the Board of Directors.
Jane Dawson is a poet and has been an Asheville resident for six years. She brings extensive experience in financial management and will serve as Secretary-Treasurer. Jane looks forward to working with a non-profit that brings a sense of empowerment to other writers.
Betsy Fletcher, a personal essayist, moved to the area in 2009. Her connection to Western North Carolina covers forty years due to her connection with Camp Rockbrook and her love of mountains. Writing retreats at Lake Logan, facilitated by Peggy Millin, introduced her to Candy Maier, for whom the Fund is named. Betsy has an interest in innovative fund-raising.
Other members of the Board are Jennifer Browning, English Instructor at A-B Tech, Whitney George, writer and blogger, long-established author-editor Celia Miles and new author Martha McMullen. The Candy Fund welcomes both applications and donations throughout the year and currently has an opening for a Board member to begin in 2013. Please contact www.thecandyfund.org for further information.