The resilience that many Girls Inc. of New Hampshire members learn from the organization’s leaders was on full display April 17, when the organization hosted its annual gala virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Girls Inc. partnered with Event United at Studio Lab for the event, raising $175,000 to support the organization’s mission and its programs.
Funds raised will be used for remote programming for the rest of the school year, to support members and their families with food and supplies, as financial assistance when both centers in Manchester and Nashua reopen, and to provide scholarships for girls to attend summer camp and afterschool programs.
Girls Inc.’s center-based and community-based programs address critical areas, such as math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media and economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, careers and leadership, and participation in sports.
“We are beyond thrilled with the response we received from the community for our virtual gala,” said Sharron McCarthy, CEO. “We know many people are struggling right now during these difficult times, but the backing our organization and our girls received is more than we imagined. We cannot thank our supporters enough."
Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization that inspires girls to be strong (through healthy living), smart (through education), and bold (through independence). To learn more, visit www.girlsincnewhampshire.org.
Pictured above: Girls Inc. team members gather before the gala: (L-R) Kelly Hurtado, VP of public relations; Sharron McCarthy, CEO; Christine West, VP of personnel & administration; Mark Fodero, auctioneer and board member; Jennifer Indeglia, COO. (Photo courtesy of Events United/ Tim Messina)