Nov 11th – Susan McManus, Champions for Learning

Susan McManus Champions for Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier CountyNov 11th – ABWA Imperial River presents Susan McManus, Champions For Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County  

Estero, FL (October 29, 2020) – Susan McManus, the President of Champions For Learning™, The Education Foundation of Collier County will will speak at ABWA Imperial River’s monthly chapter webinar, Wednesday November 11th at 6:30 PM.  McManus will discuss her 27 years of experiences while building a community that is 100% engaged in student success. Registration and Zoom account required; for details and registration information, see

About Susan McManus

McManus is President of Champions For Learning, a local Collier County, FL nonprofit organization with a mission of creating life-changing learning experiences for every student. She has led the foundation since its infancy, serving on the founding Board of Directors, and becoming the executive director in 1993. She is a passionate advocate for teachers and students and values the community’s collective voice for education.

McManus earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, both in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also holds a Master of Education degree from University of South Florida. McManus taught elementary school at the Saint Ann School when she moved to Naples in 1976.

McManus and husband Steve have three sons – Christopher, Carson and Duncan. She also is the proud grandmother of Xavier and Chloe Hale, who both live in Naples.


ABWA Imperial River Chapter logo with 2020 National Theme

The American Business Women’s Association Imperial River Chapter was launched April 13th, 2016 specifically to serve the women of Estero and Bonita Springs, FL. At that time, several other chapters existed in Southwest Florida. None were convenient to business women between Fort Myers and Naples.

ABWA Imperial River Chapter supports the national organization’s mission:

  • to bring together business women of diverse occupations, and
  • to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

Our chapter raises funds to help reimburse our membership, comprised of local business women, for professional development pursuits. These may include conferences, seminars, and continuing education credits.

We email Zoom information and link after registration closes.

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