News and Events

May 31st, 2017

Meet Maggie Butchko, our Grants and PR Manager!

Maggie Butchko

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be the Grants and Public Relations Manager, in which I am responsible for writing and managing the organization’s grants, and managing the development and distribution of online and print materials.   What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you? I think […]

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May 17th, 2017

2017 Touchstone Awards Luncheon

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Our 2017 Touchstone Awards fundraiser is right around the corner! On July 6, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis will be honoring four strong, smart, and bold women who embody the mission of Girls Inc.: Elaine Bedel, Anita Harden, Cindy Hubert, and Donna Oklak. Each of these women have proven to be outstanding female leaders in […]

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May 12th, 2017

Girls Inc. Week

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This week is Girls Inc. Week, and this year we’ve chosen to bring greater awareness to bullying and harassment, and how girls can be agents of change. You’ve probably seen the hashtag #InHerCorner a lot lately from Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and other Girls Inc.’s as well… but what does that mean exactly? It […]

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May 9th, 2017

Elaine Bedel – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Girls Inc.

Elaine Bedel has over 30 years of financial services experience under her belt, dealing with providing fee-only financial planning and investment management for executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as dealing with wealth management services for financial planning preparation and active investment management. Ms. Bedel is currently the President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. […]

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May 9th, 2017

Donna M. Oklak – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Girls Inc.

Donna M. Oklak is the co-founder of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, founded in 2005. This all volunteer-based women’s giving circle has distributed $1.9 million in the Indianapolis community since it began. Ms. Oklak has had several roles within the organization including setting up the grant process when it began, serving as President from 2007 to […]

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May 9th, 2017

Cindy Hubert – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

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Cindy Hubert joined Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana as its President and CEO in October 2010 and served with distinction until retiring from her leadership role in September 2016. During her six-year tenure, Ms. Hubert led Gleaners to new levels of effectiveness and impact as the organization experienced an 86% increase in food distribution and […]

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May 9th, 2017

Anita Harden – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Girls Inc.

Anita Harden, Interim Executive Director of the Madame Walker Urban Life Center, came to the Walker with more than three decades of operational and leadership experience. She currently oversees their day-to-day operations and participates while contributing to the strategic planning process.  She works closely with the Madame Walker leadership team to create programs and events […]

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May 2nd, 2017

Sustained Exposure!

Girls Inc.

This week marks the sixth and final week of sharing the Girls Inc. Experience! We’ve discussed the importance of Girls-Only Environments, strong Mentoring Relationships, Intentional Programming, Researched-Based Curricula, and hands-on Interactive Activities! This week we will show you what Sustained Exposure is all about and how it benefits our girls. Sustained Exposure to programming and […]

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