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Girls Empowerment Network's Fundraiser:

We Are Girls Scholarship Campaign

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THE STORY:

Did you know that three-fourths of girls with low self-esteem engage in harmful activities, such as disordered eating, bullying, smoking, or drinking?

Fortunately, GENaustin’s annual We Are Girls Conference exists so that girls in Texas can access the support and tools they need to build healthy self-esteem and avoid risky behaviors. Girls learn confidence and leadership tools through positive body image building, financial literacy, career exploration, and college readiness workshops.

This year’s event is predicted to serve 1,800 girls, parents, and educators. However, over 50% of the girls’ families cannot easily afford the $30 ticket price, and that’s why we need your help!

GENaustin partners with many community agencies and schools to ensure that ALL girls can access this special event. One such partner is Austin ISD's Social Work Intern Specialist, Kate Amerson. The interns Kate supervises work with some of Austin's lowest income students. Each year, she ensures that her team of social work interns bring girls to the We Are Conference, because of the impact it has on these young women. As Kate shares:

“Every girl who is sent to the conference impacts a classroom of other students. I’ve watched girls who attended return to their school community and suddenly become interested in joining student council and other activities. They return with this sense of confidence that comes from the power of seeing so many people spend a day together celebrating their potential.”
It’s clear to Kate that GENaustin’s scholarship program is critical to the continued success of the We Are Girls Conference. “It broadens the diversity of attendees and enriches the experience of all the participants. And the community, in turn, is enriched by the leadership potential that is activated in the girls.”

The girls at Kate’s schools will be receiving scholarships to the conference again this year. However, many more girls like them cannot afford the ticket price - and it’s just $30! Please make a donation to help ONE or MORE girls.

On behalf of the girls you are empowering, we thank you.

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To This Fundraiser

$26,285

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rebecca and Lisa

    $60

  • Lisa apfelberg

    $50

  • Julie fritz

    $60

  • richard & jessica archer

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cynthia Hoff

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Cummings

    $90

  • Kathrine Weaver

     

  • Carmen Sutherland / ThreeDefined

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Becky Griner

    $300

  • Courtney Perry

     

  • Hope & Love 4 Kids

    $210

  • Jennielle Strother

     

  • Bertha C. Demo

     

  • Beth H. Smith

     

  • Holly Raymond

     

  • Michele Gonzalez

     

  • Stephanie Pool

     

  • Sandra Bryant

     

  • Julia and Johnny Cuba Lewis

    $100

  • Ann McKie

     

  • Lucile Temple

    $60

  • Lisa Ivie Miller

    $60

  • Vicki Love

    $120

  • Melissa Gray

    $120

  • Holly Moore

    $90

  • Carol Lauder

    $90

  • Val Kirk

    $300

  • Desmond Milvenan

    $100

  • Susan Blount

    $200

  • Jacqueline Mata

    $100

  • Mary Magel

    $100

  • Chris Cavner

    $300

  • Beth Thorson

    $250

  • Kit Mellem

    $1,000

  • Phylis Donelson

    $150

  • Lulu Flores

     

  • Teresa Wilson

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Anonymous

     

  • Debe McKeand

    $30

  • Diane McCartney

    $50

  • Claudia M Garate

    $200

  • Elana Wakeman

     

  • Cory Pack

    $30

  • Cherie Graham

     

  • Anthony Baragas

    $30

  • Kay Wilemon

    $500

  • Nancy Word

    $1,000

  • Jana Collins

    $60

  • Alix Scarborough

    $30

  • Nancy Oelklaus

    $100

  • Jeanne and Tony Dorsett

     

  • Suzanne Luftig

    $36

  • The Austin Lawn Service

    $50

  • Former Girl

    $50

  • CJ Legare

     

  • Clearly Classy Events

     

  • Angie Mendez

    $30

  • Sarah Beckham

    $20

  • Emily Zalkovsky

    $90

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Shannon Stewart

     

  • Jason Dixon

    $30

  • Jasmine Holan Veriditas

    $50

  • Bill DeFranzo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Ken Kuznia

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carol Edwards

    $50

  • Susan Biles

    $60

  • Courtney Dickey

    $30

  • Kelly LeConte

    $30

  • Christie Dickenson

    $60

  • Maggie and Hector

    $50

  • Ashley and Marc Zimmermann

    $30

  • Mail update 11/12

    $700

  • Diana Holford

    $150

  • Grandma's Boys

    $40

  • Bertha Demo

     

  • Mail update 11/14

    $1,160

  • Liz Howard

    $30

  • Rex Edwards

    $50

  • Linda and Jack Dovidio

    $60

  • Mail update 11/19

    $430

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Ruth

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Meghan and Adrianna

    $60

  • J & K Mellem

    $50

  • Steve and Lexie Graham

    $100

  • Sergio Leal

    $30

  • Vigdis Bronder

    $30

  • The Landi

    $30

  • Doug

    $30

  • Ryan Becker

    $50

  • Maren Mellem

    $100

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88% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $26,285 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Girls Empowerment Network

Amount Raised

$13,239

 

44% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Rebecca and Lisa

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

200% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Melissa Bixby

Amount Raised

$2,210

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Michelle Lopez

Amount Raised

$1,525

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Ami Kane

Amount Raised

$1,160

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Sandra Bucklin

Amount Raised

$826

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Maura Thomas

Amount Raised

$745

 

50% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Kit Mellem

Amount Raised

$580

 

58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Maren Mellem

Maren Mellem

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ryan Becker

Ryan Becker

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Doug

Doug

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

The Landi

The Landi

DONATION: $30

Love this organization. Thanks for showing such strong support! 2 years ago

Vigdis Bronder

Vigdis Bronder

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Sergio Leal

Sergio Leal

DONATION: $30

Great cause, good buddy! 2 years ago

Steve and Lexie Graham

Steve and Lexie Graham

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

J & K Mellem

J & K Mellem

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Meghan and Adrianna

Meghan and Adrianna

DONATION: $60

Donated $30 for me and $30 for Adrianna! Happy to support this wonderful cause! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago