More 700 people are expected to attend the 31st Annual Girls Inc. of Sarasota County Celebration Luncheon, “Leadership: Captain of Her Ship,” Tuesday, April 30, at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Dr. LaShawn Frost and Deva Vaden are chairing the sold-out event.
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WHO: Jennifer Compton, managing partner of the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, and founding director and vice chair of the board, Gulfside Bank, will receive the Girls Inc. Visionary Award, and retired human resources executive and former senior vice president of Coach, Felice Schulaner will be honored with the She Knows Where She’s Going Award. Girls Inc. girls Miranda Moreta-Carrasco and Michelle Monasterio-Ramirez will also be recognized, Miranda with the She Knows Where She’s Growing Award, and Michelle with the Leadership Award.
WHAT: Girls Inc. 31st Annual Celebration Luncheon
Prior to the luncheon, Girls Inc. girls will offer a boutique of goods they have created in their Dream Harbor enterprises. There will also be a chance drawing featuring items donated by Saks Fifth Avenue, and the Girls Inc. choir will open and close the program.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., “Dream Harbor” Boutique Shopping
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Luncheon
WHERE: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
WHY: Celebration Luncheon is Girls Inc.’s largest fundraiser each year, and the dollars raised go to support scholarships and programming for our girls.
ABOUT US: Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people - trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment - girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming - research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls. Join us at girlsincsrq.org.