Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative Launched
THANK YOU! – ROUTE 66 EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN DONORS!
Donors to the Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative include the following who have made donations on behalf of themselves or a woman they want to honor. Donors are listed per the Route 66 state where they live or wish to acknowledge.
- California: Jo Murray, Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, David Bricker-In Honor of Lauren Bricker, Amy Inouye
- Illinois: Casey Wichman, Cheryl Eichar Jett, William Thomas, Kathleen Davis, Jodi Sweeney, Ellie Alexander-In Honor of Betty Estes, Dr. Terri Ryburn, Joyce Cole, William Kelly
- Kansas: Renee Charles-In Honor of Carolyn Pendleton
- New Mexico: Vickie Ashcraft
- Oklahoma: Elizabeth Ellison, Kathryn Taylor, Catherine Montgomery, Melvena Heisch, Rhys Martin-In Honor of Samantha Extance
- Texas: Phyllis Nickum, Penny Clark, Phyllis Nickum-In Honor of Brenda Hammit, Dora Meroney, Phyllis Nickum-In Honor of Fran Houser, Blanca Schaffer, Gary Dagett-In Honor of Dora Meroney, Beth Duke, Kashion Smith
- On Behalf of All of Route 66: Katrina Parks, April Bryan, Lisa McEdwards, Amy Webb, Georg Joutras
Extraordinary Women Micro-Grant Program Launched
Click here to download: Guidelines — Application — Final Report Form — App Review Guidelines
Applications Now Being Accepted thru April 23, 2021
You’re invited to celebrate the upcoming Route 66 Centennial in a meaningful way by making a donation to support direct grants to women owned or operated businesses and attractions along Route 66 that are facing dire times.
Donate $1,000 now – or pledge over the next five years at: Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative.
When you do, you’ll become a Route 66 Extraordinary Woman! You may also use your donation to designate someone else you wish to honor or remember as a Route 66 Extraordinary Woman. Men can support the Initiative, too, by making a donation in honor of an Extraordinary Woman.
Route 66 will turn 100 years old in 2026. As part of the Centennial Celebration, we invite you to join us in supporting the women along Route 66 who own/operate businesses and attractions – especially in these challenging times. Route 66 has long been called the Mother Road, because it served as an escape route from poverty during the Great Depression, giving birth to countless hopes, dreams, careers, and adventures. Supporting women along the road seems an appropriate way to celebrate the 100th birthday of Route 66.
Download this file for additional information regarding the Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative.
The Route 66 Extraordinary Women Micro-Grant Program
The Route 66 Extraordinary Women Micro-Grant Program has opened Round #1 of its efforts to give direct grants to Route 66 businesses and attractions owned by a woman or group of women. As additional funds are collected, new Rounds of the Micro-Grant Program will be implemented.
- EW Donations/Pledges Made to Date: $23,000.00
- Funds in Hand to Date: $12,284.86
- Round #1 Micro-Grant Funds Available: $10,000.00
- Round #1 Micro-Grant Funds Awarded to Date: $0,000.00