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WMC Congratulates Businesswoman and Philanthropist Bonnie Schaefer

| May 15, 2012

The Women's Media Center extends a warm congratulations to distinguished businesswoman and philanthropist Bonnie Schaefer, who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Appalachian State University this weekend, as reported in Appalachian State University News

An important supporter of the Women's Media Center, Schaefer is former CEO and co-chair of the board of Claire’s Stores, and current owner of the world-renowned Relais & Chateaux property Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock. She is also the owner of Rowland’s restaurant, which she opened in honor of her father, Rowland Schaefer.

"Schaefer is an ardent supporter of women’s rights locally and globally. She is a founding member of the Appalachian Women’s Fund and was co-recipient of their 2011 Women of Vision Award. She is also a supporter of Power of the Purse of the High Country Women’s Fund, which helps women take major steps out of poverty."

For the full report, click here.