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Anyone touched by the legacy of Elizabeth Miller Watkins is eligible for Kitchen 8 membership. Whether you are a current or former Watkins or Miller resident, an EMW Memorial Scholarship Recipient, or just interested in preserving the hall community consider joining us. There are no fees for joining the organization. You may also contact us at


Kitchen 8 is a strictly volunteer organization and welcomes its members to fully participate in its projects. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing your time and abilities. Below are some e-mails to get connected with Kitchen 8 volunteering:

Donate to the Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund

The success of the EMWMSF allowed Kitchen-8 to award numerous scholarships each school year. The EMWMSF Advisory Board welcomes contributions so the Kitchen 8 Scholarship Selection Committee will be able to award even more scholarships to accomplished, deserving young KU women who have demonstrated financial need.

Kitchen 8 is an all volunteer organization, so 100% of your donation to EMWMSF goes directly to deserving students. All other Kitchen 8 activities and programs are funded by the Kitchen 8 "Sugar Bowl".

Please send your tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the EMWMSF, to:

1055 Broadway, Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105-1595

Donate to the Kitchen 8 "Sugar Bowl"

Kitchen 8 thanks you for your generous donations again this year. It is so exciting to have dedicated alumnae step up and ensure that Kitchen 8 has the funds necessary to fund our projects to preserve EMW's legacy and help "the girls who must travel uphill."

These "Sugar Bowl" funds are used for the Kitchen 8 annual newsletter, Web site maintenance, New Women Dinner, New Women booklet, Annual Meeting costs and miscellaneous hall projects. Please let us know if there is a special project you would like to support.

Donations to the Sugar Bowl, made payable to Kitchen 8, should be sent to:

Dana Diec
Kitchen 8 Treasurer 
10501 Hickman Mills Dr.
Kansas City, Missouri 64137

If you need more information about the Sugar Bowl fund or have questions about making a donation, please contact Dona Diec at the address above, or at

Mentoring Project Seeks Your Input

Dear Watkins and Miller Alumnae,
Greetings from Kitchen 8, your alumnae organization comprised of residents, past and present of Watkins and Miller Halls. As the official keepers of the legacy of Elizabeth Miller Watkins, one of our goals is to provide a community of support for previous and current residents.

We hope to create a way for alumnae, students and recent grads to build bridges and support each other by a mentoring project. The goal of the project is to connect Watkins/Miller residents and recent graduates with alumnae. Kitchen 8’s strong member base of more than 460 alumnae provides a great starting point. We have Watkins/Miller alumnae living in 39 different states and four different countries. Our alumnae are engaged in a variety of professions and endeavors. With those kinds of credentials we can be the best resource for our fellow Sisters of Lilac Lane. This survey is a way to start this process and we appreciate your feedback and information.

The survey is a way for us to network and create social and career contacts. Your participation is purely voluntary, but we already know the generosity of our group. If you participate in the survey we would like to make available the info you are comfortable giving us to women in the Watkins Miller community. We are in the process of securing this info so it goes out only to this group.

This is a way for those of us who received the benefit of living at Watkins and Miller to give back. We will look forward to hearing from you.

CLICK HERE to take the mentoring survey so we can begin linking you with current Watkins and Miller residents who could benefit from your experiences.

Cathie Miller and Sarah Greenup
Mentoring Project Committee of Kitchen 8

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