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Top Chefs, Wineries, Brewmasters, & More Unite for Girls At Sold Out Women of Taste 2011

On Saturday, October 1st, 2011- Girls Incorporated of Alameda County held its 20th annual Women of Taste event at the Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden. Featuring 70+ celebrated chefs, winemakers, brewmasters and more, Women of Taste boasted the best of the best in the food and beverage industry. From Wood Tavern, Pican and Brown Sugar Kitchen to Flora, Ozumo and Home of Chicken & Waffles: inspiration was squarely back on the menu. Local wineries and breweries from the Napa Valley’s St. Supery Vineyards & Cakebread Cellars to Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing Company were also on-hand to pour custom tastes and blends. With over 2,000 guests in attendance, this event helped raise over $200,000, benefitting Girls Inc.’s nationally acclaimed academic achievement programs for girls from underserved communities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  Read more »

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 »

Showering Our College Freshmen

One hundred percent of graduates of our five-year Eureka! Teen Achievement Program enrolled in college last fall. Many were the first of their family to go on to higher education. There are many expenses associated with going to college, which can be burdensome for low-income students. In celebration of the success of our graduating seniors, Girls Inc. has partnered with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., of Silicon Valley to shower our graduates with much-needed supplies and many good wishes as they begin their college journey.  Read more »

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