Membership Matters by Linda Patterson and Sharon Norris, Membership Co-Directors

The Foster Youth Education Fund recently honored longtime AAUW member Pat Riley, who died in March, with a scholarship in her honor. They also dedicated the 2017 Foster Youth Fashion Show to her. Pat, who spent most of her career working with foster youth, became an active volunteer with the California Youth Connection and the Foster Youth Education Fund after her retirement, dedicating nearly 20 years as a mentor to foster youth and supporting the Foster Youth Fashion Show. The scholarship created in Pat’s honor will be given to a recipient each year who is following in Pat’s footsteps by giving through volunteering or by dedicating their career to helping in the social service field.