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Join us as we celebrate our 12th Anniversary! 
March has special significance for the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation. This month we celebrate International Women’s Day, as well as our anniversary.  Today, March 18, the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation will turn 12 years old!
To commemorate the occasion and raise funds for the BMKF Scholarship program, we commissioned the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation Ring ($95) and Pendant ($45). Hand-carved in sterling silver, this beautiful jewelry was designed and crafted especially for us by our good friend Rajman Bajracharya, a metalwork artist in Patan, Nepal.
We chose the peacock motif to represent our mission and vision. A sacred bird revered in Nepal, the peacock symbolizes integrity, nobility, holiness, guidance, and protection, as well as prosperity and good luck. Gorgeous carvings of this beautiful bird decorate the Newar windows of Nepalese palaces, temples, and private residences. Associated with both Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity, and Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning, the peacock represents what we can achieve when we show our true colors.

To purchase a Bo M. Karlsson Foundation ring or pendant and help support higher education for women in Nepal, please contact Sonnia Karlsson at sjk73@msn.com

You can read more about Rajman Bajracharya and other pieces of jewelry he has created for us at http://bomkarlsson.com/get-involved/other/.

Celebrate Women Fundraiser


Saturday, May 14, 2016

2:00 -5:00 pm

Bellevue, WA
Come pamper yourself, socialize, and support women’s education in Nepal! Hosted by Nancy and John Kloster at their Bellevue home, this fun event will feature tantalizing products for purchase, plus a raffle with beautiful Nepali crafts, custom jewelry, and more! Proceeds will benefit the BMKF scholarship program. Light refreshments will be served. 
Featuring:
 
Perfectly Posh pampering products: Skin care, hair care, and other delectable items for men and women -- all for less than $25 each and made with healthy ingredients. Learn more at https://marihirabayashi.po.sh/
 
Moda Boscolo by Melissa Boscolo: Custom handbags that tell a special story. http://www.modaboscolo.com/
 
ali. b. doodles by Alison Boscolo: Custom designed silk screen prints. 
 
Travel to Nepal with BMKF
Interested in a level of majestic beauty surpassed only by the warmth of local people?
A trip to Nepal could be in your future! 
BMKF board directors Teresa Olding and Amanda Wager are organizing a trip to Kathmandu -- and you're invited!

Dates and details are still a secret, but we can give you a hint: This life-changing adventure will include sightseeing in and around Kathmandu in the company of some very special, college-educated, local guides. Bold explorers can extend their trip with a Himalayan trek.
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