2014 EYPN Scholarship Winners Announced

ClumsyChefsElgin Young Professionals Network is happy to announce the recipients of its 2014 Elgin Clumsy Chefs scholarships, benefitting students from Elgin High School’s award winning culinary program.

Elgin High School senior Aracely Villagomez, received a $500 scholarship to Elgin Community College.

Joseline Sifuentes, an Elgin High School graduate and one of three inaugural Clumsy Chefs scholarship recipients from 2013, also received a $500 scholarship to continue her culinary education at ECC.

Scholarship applications were reviewed by a judging panel of EYPN members.

For the past two years, the Elgin Young Professionals Network has awarded scholarships to students participating in the Elgin High School Clumsy Chefs program lead by EYPN member Ann Leider, with an eye towards pursuing a Culinary Arts degree at Elgin Community College.

The scholarship program helps foster and empower the next generation of young professionals while promoting the value of higher education.

EYPN congratulates its 2014 scholarship recipients.

More Raffle Prizes for Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser

Poster_teaserAd3There’s even more loot to shoot for at Elgin Young Professionals Network’s Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizza, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin.

Here is an updated list of our Hula for Moola Raffle Baskets and Prizes (as of March 27):

- Four box seats for the Friday, May 2 Kane County Cougars game vs. Burlington Bees – Star Wars night and a fireworks night!
- Two tickets to a future Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert
- Two tickets to the Elgin High School Clumsy Chef’s dinner
- Golfing for four at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn
- Golf passes from the City of Elgin
- Golf club from Harry Stowell
- Jewelry set from Simply Exquisite by Sandra Young
- Five free yoga classes from Fusion Mind Body Studio
- Beauty Basket & $100 gift card from Fox River Spa & Salon
- Blackhawks Basket – including brand new with tags Jonathan Toews 2010 Winter Classic replica jersey
- Car Basket – including free oil change, car wash and interior cleaning products from Brittain’s Express Oil & Lube
- Beauty Basket and gift certificate from Salon Couture
- Boys Easter Basket
- Girls Easter Basket
- Wine Basket
- Hawaiian Basket
- Man Basket
- Office Basket
- Gift cards/certificates from Buckingham’s Steakhouse and Lounge at Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin Public HousePita Puff, Rainforest Cafe, Downtown Elgin, Starbucks, In the Neighborhood Deli, Domani Cafe, Colonial Cafe

And we’re not done yet! EYPN is still seeking additional donations of products, services, gift cards and other goodies. If you or your business would like to make a donation, please contact Hula for Moola Raffle Coordinator Christina Pearson at eypn@outlook.com. Mahalo!

Our “latitude-changing” local luau also features a cash bar, free pizza, goodies from the recent Illinois Pro Start Competition title winning Clumsy Chef students, Hawaiian music, and tropical-themed games and activities – including the inaugural Hula-Hoopla Challenge!

Proceeds of the Hula for Moola fundraiser benefit EYPN’s scholarship program supporting Elgin High School Clumsy Chef students attending Elgin Community College’s Culinary Program.

Aloha!

Hula for Moola Raffle Basket Update

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Spring has sprung and Elgin Young Professional Network’s raffle basket donation drive is springing into high gear in advance of our Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin.

Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals, we have assembled some “hula-rific” prizes for our raffle baskets, including a Beauty Basket & $100 Gift Card from Fox River Spa & Salon, a pair of tickets to a future Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert, restaurant gift cards from In the Neighborhood Deli, Domani Café, Colonial Café, Rainforest Café and others.

Additionally several themed raffle baskets will also be available, including a Man Basket (insert your own punchline here), Office Basket, Wine Basket, Easter Basket, Pet Basket, Movie Basket, Blackhawks Basket and, of course, a Hawaii Basket.

EYPN is still seeking additional donations of products, services, gift cards and other goodies. If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please contact Hula for Moola Raffle Coordinator Christina Pearson at eypn@outlook.com. Mahalo!

Our “latitude-changing” local luau also features a cash bar, free pizza, goodies from the recent Illinois Pro Start Competition title winning Clumsy Chef students, Hawaiian music, and tropical-themed games and activities – including the inaugural Hula-Hoopla Challenge!

Proceeds of the Hula for Moola fundraiser benefit EYPN’s scholarship program supporting Elgin High School Clumsy Chef students attending Elgin Community College’s Culinary Program.

EYPN Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser

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Poster design by Chad Meyers

Howzit? Winter blues got you down?

Grab your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts and get ready to “Hula for Moola” as Elgin Young Professionals Network presents its second annual Scholarship Fundraiser, taking place Thursday, April 10 beginning at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin. Proceeds of the fundraiser benefit EYPN’s scholarship program which supports Elgin High School Clumsy Chef students attending Elgin Community College’s Culinary Program.

This “latitude-changing” local luau features a cash bar, free pizza, goodies from the recent Illinois Pro Start Competition title winning Clumsy Chef students, Hawaiian music, raffle baskets, and tropical-themed games and activities – including the inaugural Hula-Hoopla Challenge!

RSVP via our Facebook Event Page and be sure to follow Elgin Young Professionals Network on Facebook for the latest fundraiser event and activity details and raffle prize updates as they become available.

Aloha and Mahalo!

In July 2013, EYPN conducted its inaugural scholarship fundraiser entitled “Fundraising is Fun-taSch-tic” at Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano in downtown Elgin. The enormously successful event raised over $1,800 to fund three scholarships.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in donating raffle basket prizes or possibly making a monetary donation to the EYPN’s scholarship fund, can do so via the online form below or e-mail eypn@outlook.com.

NOW ACCEPTING RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS:

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