News from The Sunflower Initiative

Our current recipients June 2020 The year has brought change…. adjustments and disappointments; new paths and new realities for our scholars.  Ilse Meiler’s name was called at 1:12:36. A Virtual Graduation for Ilse Ilse Meiler received the Rousseau Prize from the Smith in Geneva program for “academic distinction, a commitment to more fluent expression in […]

Meet The Sunflower Initiative’s 2020 Fitzgerald Scholar!

Alena Rooney, of Chicago, Illinois, is our 2020 Harriet Fitzgerald Scholar. April 2020 A Message from TSI’s President In the midst of our struggles with the pandemic, we’d like to report that our current Fitzgerald Scholars are well.  Yến, our Bryn Mawr recipient, is home in Vietnam; Ariana has had to leave Barnard for her […]

2020/03/21 Update from The Sunflower Initiative

TSI and COVID-19       Dear Friends,   On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Sunflower Initiative (TSI), I am reaching out to you with an update on TSI’s status in light of COVID-19. We are listening closely to federal and state recommendations about how best to stay safe and participate responsibly […]

2020/03 News from The Sunflower Initiative

2019 Honor Roll of Donors     March 2020   TSI Board with 2019 Fitzgerald Scholar Thu-Yến Nguyen at Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2019.     Honor Roll of Donors 2019   As we close the books on 2019, we wish to thank all our generous donors who support the young women who choose to […]

2019/12 News from The Sunflower Initiative

    December 2019   Why I Support TSI: Wellesley students “step-singing,” i.e., serenading Photo ©2018 by Wellesley College, used by permission   Songs and Lanterns by Meredith Minter Dixon, R-MWC ’84   “Where the river Winds through blue mountains….”   On special occasions throughout the college year, Randolph-Macon women gathered to sing to their sister […]