1girl Gala Was a Success

DSC_8549 copy Our 2nd Annual 1girl Gala was a huge success! We had over 150 people come out to show their support for our work. The food was delicious and our silent auction items were a big hit – thanks to the generous community donors. Many items in the silent auction were extremely popular, with people coming back again and again to ensure they took home the prize.

Our guest speakers, the “Amazing” Tei Street and Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips, were inspirational and got everyone thinking about how they could help and how they could make a change for the girls in our community and beyond. Our two facilitators that spoke, Meghan Cutcher and Cherelle Hines, gave the guests insight into what happens at our after school and summer programs. They shared touching stories about the young girls they have met and how these girls show so much improvement throughout our programs. Some of the stories they told were very movDSC_8339 copying, while other stories had everyone laughing.

Everyone here at 1girl would like to give a big thank you to all of our sponsors! The evening would not have been possible without Huntington National Bank, Navigator Management Partners, Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), McGladrey, Krieger Ford, The Ohio State University Department of Social Change, and She Has A Name Cleaning Services. We would also like to thank everyone who came and supported our 2nd Annual 1girl Gala! Together we can empower a girl, change a community, and educate a generation!

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