PEO State Convention in Blytheville April 26-27

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

PEO Sisterhood's Arkansas State Chapter 80th Annual Convention will be held April 26-27 in Blytheville at Northeast Arkansas Community College.

PEO is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. The sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include Cottey College, a women's college with two and selected four-year programs, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance including PEO Educational Loan Fund; PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund; PEO Program for Continuing Education; PEO Scholar Awards; and PEO Star Scholarship.

PEO, which was founded on January 21, 1869, is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Membership has grown from the seven founders to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada.

PEO has awarded over $221.4 million in loans, grants, scholarships, and awards.

In addition, 8,500 women have graduated from Cottey College.

One hundred and four chapters and approximately 300 guests will be attending the Convention.

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