Contributed by Kate McGuire.
Capitola, Calif.—Soroptimist International of Capitola-By-The-Sea has selected Scotts Valley resident Lacy Pollock, a student at Cabrillo College, the winner of its 2012 Women’s Opportunity Award given to a woman who is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, and is the primary financial support of her family.
Pollock, a single mother of a three-year-old daughter, is pursuing a career as a financial advisor and is particularly interested in working with families who have lost a loved one, women clients who are going through life changes and families with children who need assistance planning their family finances, insurance, retirement and educational goals.
“Ms. Pollock’s educational goals are admirable and Soroptimist’s of Capitola are proud to help her achieve them,” said Carol De Lauder, WOA coordinator. “Her efforts will not only help her and her daughter, they will benefit the entire community.”
She will be honored with a $2,000 cash award at the Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea Awards dinner in March. In addition, she will now advance to the Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Regional level awards program.
Her cash award may be used to offset any costs associated with her efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation.
Soroptimist, a Latin word meaning Best for Women, is a worldwide service organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. For more information, visit the SI Capitola website at www.best4women.org or contact SI Capitola at firstname.lastname@example.org.