Last Thursday was a night to remember! More than 400 sponsors, donors and volunteers joined us at the Harley-Davidson Museum for our Celebrating G.I.R.L.S event presented by U.S. Cellular. We are excited to announce that more than $255,000 was raised through the event, thanks to generous contributions from our friends and supporters.
The stars of the event were our Club girls. They networked with event attendees, sharing their dreams and accomplishments. Donors at the event were able to support the girls’ ambitions by purchasing experiential learning opportunities for them, such as workplace visits, behind-the-scenes tours and luncheons with leaders in the community. Highlights of the evening included an on-stage tribute delivered by our girls, an art auction featuring work from Club girls, and exhibitions showcasing programming initiatives that support the girls, such as Sista Pride, SPARK Early Literacy Program, LEGO League and many more.
We thank U.S. Cellular as well as our many sponsors and supporters below for their encouragement of our Club girls and for making the event possible. As a result of such a successful event, not only will our girls get to experience the many opportunities that were sponsored on their behalf, but we can continue to increase our investment in the futures of these incredible young women.
Club girls on hand were so overwhelmed by the support, a few of them wanted to share their own message of appreciation in the video below:
This event would not have been possible without the efforts of our committee:
|Sista Pride Chair: Diane Zore||Susan Ela||Thelma Sias|
|Event Chair: Maureen McGinnity||Tami Garrison||Meghan Slocum|
|Amanda Braun||Erin Hareng||Mary Ellen Stanek|
|Amy Chastek||Kathy Hust||Mara Swan|
|Patricia Contreras||Brian Morello||Mary Vandenberg|
|Barbara Damm||Cory Nettles||Sarah Wright Kimball|
|Jennifer Dirks||Isioma Nwabuzor||Anne Zizzo|
|Coreen Dicus-Johnson||Kristine Rappé|
|Mary Dowell||Lori Richards|
Celebrating G.I.R.L.S Sponsors:
Aurora Health Care
Bader Rutter & Associates
BMO Harris Bank
Brewers Community Foundation
Foley & Lardner LLP
MRA - The Management Association, Inc.
Quarles & Brady
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.