Emerald Coast Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association
(ABWA) awarded (3) $2,000 special scholarships through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund
Congratulations to the 2012 scholarship recipients!!
The Emerald Coast Chapter of ABWA is part of a national network of businesswomen. Founded in 1949, ABWA is a 17,000 member strong association with Chapters and Express Networks nationwide, providing business skills training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations to enhance career advancement and personal development. ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for more than 565,000 members. SBMEF is a charitable trust and public foundation. It has the same tax status as public schools, churches and community funds. The Fund is listed in the IRS “Cumulative List of Organizations” described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 – revised Oct. 31, 1974. For more information visit
How the Money is Raised
The Emerald Coast Chapter of the American Business Women's Association
(ABWA) donates proceeds from the ABWA Billy Bowleg Boating
Poker Run to scholarships for local men and women.