2023 Scholarships

AVON CLUB FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO WOMEN IN THE AVONWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT

The members of the Avon Club raise funds through year-long activities to enable us to provide scholarships as well as grants within our community.

For 2023, we are so pleased to have the opportunity to continue supporting outstanding women and women-identifying senior students residing in the Avonworth School District as they continue their education. We are awarding three scholarships of $1,500. Eligibility includes students attending Avonworth High School as well as private and home school students. The students home address must be located within the Avonworth School District footprint.

To submit your application click here.

Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 midnight on February 5, 2023. Your application is complete once you receive a confirmation email from . If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact scholarship@theavonclub.org

2023 Fall Festival

avon club Fall festival

The 2023 Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 10am – 4pm on Church Avenue in Ben Avon. The festival is an annual event providing the community with a day of family fun, held rain or shine. More than 50 Vendors include artisans, community businesses, games and food provided by the Avon Club

Vendors

The Avon Club’s 2023 Fall Festival Vendor application will open in early August 2023. We welcome Vendors with Merchandise (Original Art, Crafts, Collectibles, etc.), Activities (kids games, raffles) and Information (local associations, businesses). Food sales are restricted to approved items not in conflict with the Avon Club sale (our fundraising event). Vendors are responsible for providing all supplies for a 10 ft. x 10 ft. space. Electricity is not available.

Check back for Application links and other information in August. Contact fallfestival@theavonclub.org with any questions.

Welcome to 2022!

The past two years have been difficult for everyone, the Avon Club has been no exception. Nevertheless, we have adapted and found creative ways to continue to work together to raise funds to support the Avonworth community and beyond. With careful planning, we were able to safely have our annual Fall Festival and our biennial Holiday House Tour, raising funds to support scholarships, area schools, YMCAs, parks, fire departments, Meals on Wheels, and more!


I’m cautiously optimistic that 2022 will bring back some measure of normalcy for the club. My hope is that as the threat of the pandemic recedes, so will the stress to families. This should allow more time for us to come together for fun and service. As the weather warms in the spring, I look forward to having more opportunities for in-person gatherings, strengthening our relationships and creating more opportunities to welcome new members.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to share your time and talents with the Avon Club. For those who have agreed to serve as a committee chair or on the executive board, you are appreciated now more than ever.  I look forward to another successful year and know that no matter what 2022 throws our way, we will be able to continue to focus on the Avon Club’s goals and vision of Education, Preservation, Recreation and Social Responsibility.

The Avon club welcomes new members and we would love to meet you in 2022. If you are interested in joining, find out more on our membership page here.

Tavia Washington, 2022 Avon Club President

2021 President’s Message

Welcome 2021. Thank you for choosing to volunteer with the Avon Club. We have an excellent group of committee chairs and executive board this year. Some of you are continuing from last year for which I express my deep appreciation. I hope this year we return to more normalcy. Our members adapted last year to on line meetings and helping in different ways, including donating to the Pittsburgh food bank.

The Avon Club Foundation’s purpose is to support the charitable needs of the Avonworth community and other worthy, tax-exempt organizations. We focus on projects and programs that promote education, preservation and the environment, recreation, and social responsibility. In 2020, we disbursed $21,000 in grants, an increase of almost $2,000 over the previous year. Our largest recipients were Meals on Wheels, the YMCA, POWER, Wooden Ladder preschool, Avonworth Municipal Authority/Community Park, Animal Friends, North Hills Community Outreach, Avonworth Blessings in a Backpack, and others.

Without meeting in person, it is more difficult to feel a part of the club, develop bonds, and include new people. We will work on that, knowing we are faced with an indefinite duration of social distancing. Continuing last year’s inclusion theme, we will strive to welcome members of the entire Avonworth community and improve communication and involvement of our associate members. This organization has been around over 75 years, has worked toward strong community goals and we have fun doing it! Please continue with us and invite friends and neighbors to join.

This year we hold our Holiday House tour the first Saturday of December. Held every-other year, it is our biggest fundraiser to fund our mission of grants to organizations. It is a big, successful event and we will need everyone’s help. Thank you in advance!