News and Events

September 11th, 2014

Featured Supporter: Meyer Najem

Kristin Tobler

Construction firm Meyer Najem made a big impact for Greater Indianapolis girls when they made Girls Inc. the beneficiaries of their fundraiser golf outing last August. Thanks to the generosity of event participants and sponsors at the “Swing Into Giving” event, Meyer Najem raised $20,000 on behalf of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. This donation helps […]

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September 11th, 2014

Meet Amber Smith-Gipson: Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager

Kristin Tobler

The newest addition to our amazing Girls Inc. team is Amber Smith-Gipson–get to know what makes her strong, smart, and bold: What will be your role at Girls Inc.? As the Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager at Girls Inc., I will raise funds through foundation, corporate, and government grant support. My work will involve researching potential […]

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September 10th, 2014

Featured Volunteer: Caitlin McGinty

Sarah Goetz

Caitlin McGinty joined Girls Inc. in March of 2011 and is currently leading her eighth program with Girls Inc. She has proven to be one of our most reliable volunteers and advocates. Caitlin’s high energy and ability to listen and thoughtfully respond to our girls has helped her build strong connections with the girls in […]

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September 10th, 2014

Meet Shannon Cochran: Donor Relations & Events Manager

Kristin Tobler

We are lucky to have an amazing team at Girls Inc. working to empower girls every day. Get to know one of our newest Girls Inc. team members, Shannon Cochran: What is your role at Girls Inc.? My role as part of our development team is helping make sure our donors, friends and supporters know […]

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September 10th, 2014

Inside Look: Economic Literacy Carnival

Kristin Tobler

Every year at Girls Inc. summer camp, one of the girls’ favorite events is the Economic Literacy Carnival—an afternoon that combines creativity and individual expression with hands-on experience in a mini-marketplace. In pairs and small groups, the girls come up with their own business plans based on personal interests and talents. On the day of […]

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September 10th, 2014

Girls Inc. Releases 2013 Annual Report

Kristin Tobler

2013 was a big year for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, and now you can read about the many successes you helped make possible in our 2013 Annual Report. Meet Jourdann Borski and Jade Williams, two Girls Inc. alumnae who were named Girls Inc. National Scholars and awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships. Read […]

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August 5th, 2014

Inside Look: ‘A Day in the Life’ at Girls Inc.

Kristin Tobler

If you’ve ever volunteered for Girls Inc., chances are you know and love at least one of our Program Support Coordinators. These women are an integral part of making our outreach program model so effective. They work with almost 100 partner schools and organizations where we deliver programs to accommodate schedules, keep communication open, and ensure that each partner’s needs […]

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August 5th, 2014

Indianapolis Leaders Honored at Touchstone Awards

Kristin Tobler

“Girls Inc. to me is a place where girls go to build upon themselves and be something better than they ever thought they could be,” Girls Inc. participant Zainabu, 13, told an audience of hundreds gathered at the JW Marriott. The 2014 “Imagination in Action” Touchstone Awards luncheon was held on July 10, and was […]

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August 5th, 2014

Summer Campers Explore Power of Imagination

Kristin Tobler

More than 90 girls at this year’s “Just Imagine” Girls Inc. summer camp spent four weeks building friendships, broadening their horizons, developing new interests and strengthening their self-confidence. The first week of programming focused on the “Strong” in our mission statement, and featured activities related to health, nutrition, and athletic activity. Girls worked on sportsmanship […]

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August 4th, 2014

Featured Volunteer Pair: Judy Donner and Brittany Smith

Sarah Goetz

Judy Donner and Brittany Smith began their volunteer experiences as strangers, but since pairing up have become one of our most dynamic, encouraging, and determined volunteer teams. Their passion for the mission, dedication to the girls, and their support for each other has allowed them to shine as role models for our girls and other […]

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