Grant & Scholarship Recipients' Testimonials
This significant increase in production efficiency is such a blessing as it has given me more time to focus on growing my business. Since receiving the grant in August 2018 we have secured over 100 new wholesale accounts with various gift shops, boutiques, resorts and spas across the country. Now that I am able to produce more candles in a shorter amount of time, I can confidently and successfully bring on accounts that place very large orders. For example, we met a retailer at the Las Vegas Tradeshow in February that asked to purchase 1000 custom candles. Prior to receiving the grant I never would have been able to accept that order because there was no way I could make 1000 candles on top of the candles I was already making for our existing accounts. After using the grant to increase our production capabilities, I was able to quickly and confidently respond to his request saying, "Absolutely! When would you like these candles to ship?". That was a very big moment for me and my business and one I will never forget thanks to the support that WEF has given me and the grant I received. 🙂
Working with the women of WEF has been such an amazing experience. Their unwavering support has empowered me to reach higher and dream bigger with regards to where my business can go. The options are endless with their support. I am so proud to be a part of WEF family and look forward to supporting other female entrepreneurs just as WEF has supported me."
Gina has enjoyed a successful 25-year career in relationship engagement and successful fundraising. She has worked closely with and developed deep connections with medical professionals, generous donors, and dedicated volunteers who have supported healthcare, human services and medical research.
In addition, she has worked in the largest physician-owned practice in the state of Arizona and participated in health system acquisitions. Through these interactions, affiliations, and experiences, Gina has come to understand the powerful impact that surrounding patients with high-touch care can have on the healing process.
Gina is dedicated to helping clients find simple and effective ways to inspire their team to create a higher level of Medical Etiquette, for every patient, every time.
I"m thrilled and honored to be the grant recipient of The Women’s Enterprise Foundation. To qualify for the interview process with the panel from the WEF's Board, I had to complete an application and submit info about my finances, projects, budgets, references, collateral, and personal profile. The application process also confirmed how passionate I am about improving the patient experience, and I believe I was able to convey that in the interview. Your interest in and support of Passion for Patients™ is deeply appreciated. Taking this business to the next level is very important and your generous funding has been just the key to making that happen. I can’t wait to share updates with you!
Again, please know how grateful I am for your support.