Girls Inc. Raises 95K at Fundraising Luncheon

Oakland, California (April 12, 2011) – Girls Inc. of Alameda County created a local movement last Friday at their 12th Annual Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon. 350 guests from around the Bay Area braved the spring heat to honor U.S. Treasurer, Rosie Rios, former Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Dr. Laura D’Andrea Tyson, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Board of Directors member, Nicole Taylor.  Read more »

A Delighted Palate

The Women of Taste event has always been a great place to be introduced to up-and-coming family wineries like Donkey and Goat, Dashe Cellars and JC Cellars. At the 2009 Women of Taste event, we met Neil and Glenda Cohn of Hannah Nicole Vineyards. Their Chardonnay was a hit, and we are excited that they will be joining us again at the 2010 event  Read more »

Girls Inc. Rings the Nasdaq Bell

Girls Inc. has been invited to ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock market next Tuesday, August 10th in celebration of the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge Symposium, which will be held in New York next week. Girls Inc. of Alameda County will ring the opening bell along with representatives from ING and the three original teams of the Investment Challenge from affiliates in NYC, L.A., and Denver.  Read more »

Gap Inc. and Girls Inc.: A Great Fit - A Powerful Partnership

At Girls Inc., we are proud of our solid corporate partnerships, particularly with companies engaged in innovative community investment efforts, such as Gap Inc. Through a variety of initiatives, Gap Foundation -  Gap Inc.’s social investment arm – goes beyond writing checks and leverages the time and talent of Gap Inc.’s more than 134,000 employees to make an impact in the community.   Read more »

Take A Chance!

Believing in a vision and supporting it by any means necessary is what is meant by taking a chance. Barclay Simpson, long-term supporter of Girls Inc. of Alameda County, is fond of saying “Take a Chance.” His support has made it possible for Girls Inc. to take a chance and expand our programs to girls in Kindergarten through third grade. The GIRLStart early literacy program has allowed our girls to take chances of their own. In its tenth year, GIRLStart is now a signature program of Girls Inc. of Alameda County and has been expanded to several Girls Inc. affiliates nationwide.  Read more »

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