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Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Candidates Announced

The Eighth Annual Tampa Bay Woman of the Year fundraiser will take place on Friday, March 2 at the Sheltair jet hangar from 6:30-11:30 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Woman of the Year title is not based on an application with the candidate’s resumé, awards or former achievements. These women volunteer their time for eight weeks to raise money and collect donations for the Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF). This year the 16 amazing candidates include patrol deputies, a principal, business owners and entrepreneurs, philanthropists, an esthetician, an attorney, a broker, a former WCF grant recipient, and the youngest contestant yet. Please see the inset for this year’s candidates and please support their fundraising efforts.

The Woman of the Year event features a “Jetsetter” theme and live music by The Black Honkeys, delicious food from some of the best local restaurants, complimentary drinks all night, free valet service, a tour of private jets, networking, an exclusive VIP lounge with special perks, a 50/50 raffle, silent and live auctions, and more. Sign up today!

Tickets now through Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. are $60/person, $110/couple for general admission; VIP tickets cost $110/person, $200/couple. After Feb. 9 tickets cost $80/person, $150/couple for general admission; VIP tickets are $125/person, $225/couple. Visit for tickets and more details.

WCF is a local 501c3 charity focused on helping children and their families when they fall on an unexpected hardship. They approve financial grants for these families when a child has been diagnosed with a serious illness or the family has been stricken with a tragedy.  

The foundation has helped children all over Tampa Bay including families in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. They give 100 percent of their net proceeds from the Tampa Bay Woman of the Year and all their other fundraisers directly to families. Since their inception in 2004, they have raised and given out over $450,000 in grants by running an annual Golf Tournament, Tampa Bay Woman of the Year event, and various events throughout the year.

Just by attending this fundraiser you will be helping a family in need. Sponsorships are also available. If you have any questions, please contact Trey Corish at 545-8122 or

2018 Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Candidates

Heather Alqinneh
Kaylene Atenza
Kristine Bennett
Ashley Christine
Hannah Cushing
Kathleen Escobio
Kelly Falsetti
Alicia Gangi
Sandra Jozic
Ali Lamb
Sarena Marques
Brandy McAdams
Megan Orendorf
Lisa Patel
Andrea Patterson
Maria Sosa

By Kimberly Wander


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