Monday, July 23, 2012

"Go Girl" Grant to Peninsula College


For Immediate Release                                             
Contact:: Joan Busick,
 (760) 772-9594
Girlfriend Factor is Coming to Port Angeles!
Educational Grants for Local Women

Palm Desert, CAJuly 12, 2012 – The Girlfriend Factor (GFF), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Palm Desert, CA which provides educational grants to adult women, is proud to announce that they will be extending their financial assistance to motivated women at Peninsula College this fall. The expansion to Port Angeles is the result of a relationship that started back in 2005 between GFF and Olympic Cellars Winery, home of Working Girl Wines. As Co-Founder of GFF Joan Busick explains “I read an article in Wine Spectator about philanthropically-minded winery owner Kathy Charlton and her team of women and was so inspired by their style and efforts that we named our educational grants after their Go Girl Red. To date our Go Girl! Grants have assisted over 70 women achieve their goals of becoming self-sufficient by earning college degrees and certifications.”
Fast forward to 2011 when, without hesitation, Olympic Cellars donated 12 cases of Working Girl Wine to be poured at an inaugural Wine, Chocolate & Shoes reception during Fashion Week El Paseo. In appreciation of their support it was mutually agreed to extend GFF’s Go Girl! Grants to women in the Port Angeles area. And to help launch the arrival and raise funds for ongoing grants in the area, Girlfriend Factor has been named as the beneficiary of a Random Manor concert to be held at Olympic Cellars on July 28th.
According to Charlton “We share a very similar philanthropic mission and approach – we help women to help themselves, provide opportunities for women to gather and build friendships and maintain “fun’ as the operative – with a lot of chocolate thrown in along the way! I think we were destined to come together.”  
To find out if you qualify for a Go Girl! Grant and to apply, go to the Go Girl! Grant page on

To learn more about the Random Manor concert to be held at Olympic Cellars on July 28th and other concerts in their summer series, go to    

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About The Girlfriend Factor
The Girlfriend Factor (GFF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and explore the powerful influence women have on each other’s lives through building friendships, sharing experiences, and providing financial support in the form of educational grants to motivated adult women so they may become self-sufficient.  For more information on the Girlfriend Factor, please visit or call 760.772.9594.

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