Scholarship and Award

MISS DOROTHY “HEART” AWARD

Miss Dorothy

Has another association member helped you or your business? Show your appreciation by nominating them for the Miss Dorothy Heart Award! The award is for someone who shows passion and excellence to the Wedding Industry, and is the most prestigious award presented by the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). This award is the highest honor for an ABC member nominated by their peers, and is judged by the Heart Award Committee.

Miss Dorothy, Master Bridal Consultant, was an ardent supporter of the Association of Bridal Consultants and advocate of participation in the annual conference. Her philosophy on the wedding industry was simple. “You have to have heart, and to do it with a passion so strong it becomes you. You live, breathe, eat and sleep this industry.” She believed members should be passionate about the industry, willing to share and cooperate with other members, attend local ABC meetings, and recognize the value of the annual conference.

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THE MISS DOROTHY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Dorothy Penner believed in continuing education and was never one to mince words.
“You cannot afford not to attend our annual conference. You learn too much. You have to be dead not to learn something.” It is vital that you, as an ABC member, attend the annual conference.

The Miss Dorothy Scholarship was established by the late Dorothy Penner, (known to
many as Miss Dorothy), a long‐time Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) member who died of cancer in 1998. Miss Dorothy was an ardent supporter of ABC and advocate of participation in the annual conference. The establishment of this scholarship by Miss Dorothy enables your association to award scholarship(s) each year to provide registration fees and a stipend to Registered Wedding applicant(s). This year’s award includes the conference fee, and $750.00 to be used for travel and hotel costs.

Over the years, many members have continued to donate funds in memory of Miss
Dorothy and her philosophy. Thank you to the many states and local ABC groups that have contributed to this fund. Our association and industry only get better when we educate.

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