P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women
celebrate the advancement of women; educate women
through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and
stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women
to achieve their highest aspirations.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded January 21, 1869 on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
It is an international organization which bases its principles on philanthropy, providing educational opportunities
for women, love, and friendship. P.E.O. began in Arizona in 1912 when Faith McKee, known as the “Mother
of Arizona P.E.O.”, organized the cornerstone of Arizona P.E.O., Chapter A, in Phoenix. Arizona State Chapter
was organized at the first Convocation of Arizona Chapters in 1931 with eleven chapters.
Today, Arizona State
Chapter has over 6,000 members.
About the Artist-Catherine Sickafoose
Catherine exhibits her watercolors in Arizona galleries in Cave Creek, Flagstaff and Phoenix and
is a member of several art societies. She is a member of Chapter AY, Phoenix, AZ.