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Annual Celebration Reveals Girls Inc. Served More Than 11K Girls in Tarrant County in 2014

Mar 10, 2015 12:36PM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Today, Community


Kecia Mays, Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Jennifer Limas, and Eboney Cobb. Photo by Julien & Lambert Photography.


Gallery: Girls Inc. of Tarrant County Annual Celebration, Feb. 27, 2015 [11 Images] Click any image to expand.



Photo by Julien & Lambert Photography.

On the morning of Feb. 27, as snow was falling outside, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County celebrated the accomplishments of 2014 at City Club Fort Worth. A record-breaking number of guests to this annual event attended; including city officials, school board members, stakeholders, girls and their families. 

“We are honored that so many people came out to celebrate with us," said Jennifer Limas, president and CEO of Girls Inc. of Tarrant County. "This event gives us the opportunity to tell the community and our stakeholders about the work that we are doing throughout Tarrant County to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!”

The Girls Inc. of Tarrant County Annual Celebration is an awards ceremony and celebration of the agency accomplishments. Mayor Betsy Price announced that Girls Inc. of Tarrant County served 11,658 girls in 2014. Lockheed Martin was presented with the Strong Partner Award. Alice, Andrea, and Victoria Puente received the Bold Women Award. Kristy Wells was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Jennifer Limas and Barbara Williams. Photo by Julien & Lambert Photography.

The agency acknowledged the board service of outgoing board member Courtney Johnson, and outgoing board chair Barbara Williams, who received a standing ovation when her award was presented.

The highlight of the morning was when girls from three different Girls Inc. of Tarrant County program locations were each surprised with $20,000 scholarships from Girls Inc. National in addition to the $1,000 local scholarships. In addition, two eighth grade girls won $500 scholarships out of 10 eighth grade scholarships that were awarded across the country by the national organization.

This year’s event theme was Fuel Her Fire and She Will Change the World. Guests were asked to “Fuel Her Fire” by making a donation to the agency.

“I am thrilled with the outcome of the event, said board chair Jennifer Dilulio. "It is such a great opportunity to share our mission with the community and invite them to become involved.”

Girls Inc. of Tarrant County’s social media outlets were filled with remarks about the event, including comments like ...
Becky Renfro Borbolla. Photo by Julien & Lambert Photography.

“Mascara Alert!”~Evelyn Soto Grangeno, and ...

“Thanks for my T-shirt. I will wear it proudly for all of the girls on fire! Thanks for letting us share in the moment when three amazing young ladies earned a life-changing opportunity. It was so worth my 2 hour drive home to experience this morning.” ~Linda Kennedy, and ...

“It was an awesome ceremony! Love it! Fabulous organization!” Raychelle Meyers

Girls Inc. of Tarrant County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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