Uptown Officers 2016-2017
From left: Jonna Smoot - Director, Emily Weinberg - Treasurer, Shirley Harris - Secretary,
Katie Presley - President, Deborah Williams - Vice President, Tyna Gober - Director
Uptown Midland Business and Professional Women, established in 1976, is a local organization and a member of BPW Foundation. Business and Professional Women (BPW), a national organization founded in 1919, promotes equality for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.
The Uptown Midland BPW has a rich history of leadership and community involvement. Membership is open to all individuals who support the objectives of the national organization, BPW Foundation. Community involvement includes distribution of scholarships to women returning to college later in life, volunteering for and funding assistance for local nonprofit organizations, and fundraisers for M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center. We celebrate National Business Women's Week in October and have our Bunco Fundraiser in April; these are our major fundraisers that provide the money for our community projects and scholarships.
Uptown Midland BPW is a Service Organization and classified as a 501 c 4. Donations made to Uptown are not tax deductible for the donor but donations can be written off as a business expense.