4th Annual 1girl Gala

July 1, 2017

It’s time again for the Annual 1girl Gala – Get your tickets now! 

1girl is excited to announce that our Fourth Annual 1girl Gala will  be held on October 5th at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center! It will be a great evening full of appetizers, drinks and merriment.  We will feature a great silent auction and gift card pull, along with presentations by 1girl participants and a guest speaker.   This is the premier fundraiser for 1girl as we look to improve and expand our mission of empowering girls to be the leaders and difference makers they dare to be.

We are excited to welcome Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown as our featured speaker at the Gala. Elizabeth Brown was elected in November of 2015 to Columbus City Council. Brown has prior experience in economic development, nonprofit service, and state government. Brown served as an economic development manager to the City of Columbus, worked with middle school students to improve literacy as a City Year Americorps member, and has been published in New York Magazine and National Public Radio affiliate WOSU.

Councilmember Brown’s focus on Columbus City Council is to fight for broad-based economic prosperity that addresses both business growth and poverty reduction. As chair of the Economic Development Committee, Brown has pushed to add a $15-per-hour wage floor for the city’s jobs incentives and has commissioned a comprehensive study of the city’s tax incentive policies that will ensure Columbus’ toolbox of incentives provides the greatest possible benefit.

Other initiatives reflect Brown’s focus on broadening access to opportunity and strengthening women and families. In response to a spike in vandalism and police calls to reproductive health clinics, she passed a law to prevent harassment of workers and patients. Brown led the implementation of a paid family leave policy for city employees – the first of its kind in the Midwest and the third nationally.

Brown and her husband Patrick Katzenmeyer are active members of the community. Brown is on the board of The Center for Balanced Living, a mental health treatment center that specializes in eating disorders. Katzenmeyer serves as the treasurer to the board of Wild Goose Creative, a local arts organization. They live in Columbus’ Victorian Village neighborhood, along with their daughter Carolyn.

Attend the Gala

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets HERE.

Become a Sponsor 

This event and our entire 1girl mission would not be made possible without the generosity of sponsors who believe in the power of providing mentorship for girls. We are in need of companies and organizations that truly believe in our girls and their potential and are ready to invest in their dreams by equipping them with the skills and support that every person deserves.

Thank you to our current sponsors:

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors





Bronze Sponsors

Cary Hanosek; TMH Solutions, LLC; RSM; Clay Cormany and Becky Princehorn; Women for Economic & Leadership Development; The Bird-Wiese Family Foundation; Outreach Promo Solutions; PNC Bank; and LEÁL.


For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Stephanie Union at [email protected]

Donate to the Silent Auction

We are looking for item and basket donations for our silent auction! Any company, organization, or individual can donate items or put together a full basket for the event.

We can’t wait to see you at the Gala!

Here are a few photos of last year’s gala.

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