West Shore Aware held its 14th annual Award Presentation Luncheon at the Mermaid Restaurant in Saugatuck, where representatives from five local charities were presented with checks from the Aware Board of Directors. Due to this year’s fundraising efforts and the success of the “White Party with a Sparkle of Emerald,” Aware was able to donate $48,000 to these five organizations: ACLU of MichiganArbor Circle, Aware Scholarship Fund, Out On The LakeshoreSafe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center. In the photos below, West Shore Aware board president, Jim Renberg, presents representatives from each of these organizations with a check:

Lauren Frederick accepts a check for Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center

Stephan Bobalik accepts a check for the ACLU of Michigan 

Charley Bowers and Dan Furman accept a check for Out On The Lakeshore 

Arbor Circle’s Program Manager, Julie Chossen, and Vice President, Kristin Gietzen, accept a check for Arbor Circle 

Holly Davis accepts a check for Aware Scholarship Fund