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Bag Lady Luncheon

Thank You!

Thank you to all our guests who joined us for 2017 Bag Lady Luncheon on October 6, 2017! With your support, we netted over $470,000 to support our innovative Mentoring Program for all of College Now’s 1,100 scholarship recipients. Your generosity has literally helped to change the lives of thousands of Northeast Ohio students as they pursue their college degrees!

2019 Bag Lady

The Bag Lady event is a biennial event and the next chance to celebrate with College Now will be in 2019! We are excited to announce that the co-chairs for the 2019 event are Suzanne Aral-Boutros and Trina Evans. Planning is already underway, and if you are interested in attending or getting involved now, please contact Lauren Mastracco at lmastracco@collegenowgc.org or (216) 789-2661.


Inspired by a similar event in Palm Beach, FL., College Now held our first Bag Lady Luncheon on September 26, 2013. The event exceeded the ambitious objectives of Judi Embrescia and Sally Stewart, the founders and co-chairs of the 2013 event, netting over $160,000. Since 2013, the biennial event has doubled in attendance, auction items and proceeds, all of which benefit College Now’s innovative Mentoring Program.