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WithIt scholarship gets boost

GREENSBORO, N.C. - A $10,000 gift from WithIt co-founder Peggy Traub is making it possible for the organization to launch its first matching campaign for student scholarships, officials said.
     She will match two dollars for every dollar donated, up to the first $5,000, to the Marvin Traub Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is in memory of Peggy Traub's father, the former CEO and president of Bloomingdale's, who died earlier this year.

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     WithIt, a women's leadership development organization, has supported the industry by encouraging young women to pursue careers in the home furnishings industry. Students in every discipline in the industry will have an opportunity to apply for the annual scholarship.
     "With talented students requiring federal assistance in order to complete their degrees, giving scholarships is one of WithIt's highest priorities," said Violette Forman, vice president of the WithIt Scholarship Foundation. "This matching gift opportunity fueled by a generous gift from Peggy will greatly enhance our efforts to encourage others to support our scholars. By investing in our students today, our industries will earn dividends for decades to come."
     Donations received by Nov. 30 will qualify for the matching funds. Tax-deductible donations may be made online at

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