This year the ladies of the Philanthropic Educational Organization are celebrating 150 years of “helping women reach for the stars.”

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international women’s organization headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa with chapters throughout the United States and Canada. P.E.O.’s primary focus is providing educational opportunities for women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and the stewardship of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

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