Girls Group Annual Fundraiser

Honoring Our Educators

Event Information

November 11, 2017, 10am - Noon
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan

For 14 years, Girls Group has inspired young women in Washtenaw county to defy statistics, graduate from high school, and become first-generation college students. On November 11, 2017 we will hold our annual fundraiser, Honoring Our Educators. We invite you to participate in this meaningful event.

In 2016, we hosted 430 guests, and we anticipate exceeding that number in 2017!

Girls Group would not be the strong, successful organization it is today without the support of educators in our community. This year, we are pleased to recognize three outstanding educators:

Gloria Thomas
Gloria Thomas

Gloria is the Director of the University of North Carolina Women’s Center. She is remembered fondly as the Director of the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan. Gloria was a Girls Group Advisory Board member, and has served, listened, and shared her wisdom for many years.

Pat Shure
Pat Shure

Pat came to the University of Michigan in 1952, and has been making a difference ever since. Her professional life has centered around teaching and mathematics. As a member of the Girls Group Advisory Board, Pat has passionately mentored staff and students, with a focus on raising the academic bar.

Leigh A. Robertson
Leigh A. Robertson

Leigh is field faculty at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She has supported the Girls Group social work intern program since 2011, proudly providing graduate level training for as many as 15 interns each year. These interns work passionately with the Girls Group participants to reach their personal, educational, and career goals.

Our annual fundraiser will honor these outstanding members of our community and celebrate the achievements of Girls Group participants.

Girls Group serves 400 middle school students, high school students, and high school graduates in Washtenaw County. Girls Group has mentored 110 young women to graduate from high school. To date, 15 participants have graduated from four-year universities and 5 have graduated with Associate’s degrees.

Girls Group participants are mentored and inspired by educated, experienced, and empathetic staff. Year-round programming focuses on: Academics, Life Skills, Relationships, Health and Wellness, and Community Service.

We are thrilled to invite you to be a part of our November 11th event!

Thank you for your interest!

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