News and Events

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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August 4th, 2014

Featured Supporter — Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation

Kristin Tobler

Thanks to funding from supporters including Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis is upgrading its technology in order to operate more efficiently and secure our long-term sustainability. In addition to renewing an $8,000 grant supporting our general operations and girl-empowering programming, this year the Noyes Foundation awarded Girls Inc. an […]

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August 4th, 2014

Money Magazine Features Girls Inc. “Money Heroes” Linda Hicks, Lisa Orr

Kristin Tobler

Two Girls Inc. volunteers and board members gained national recognition for their work with Girls Inc. in the July issue of Money Magazine. Linda Hicks and Lisa Orr were chosen as “Money Heroes” for the state of Indiana in the annual Money Magazine list featuring one hero from each of the fifty states—or in our […]

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July 29th, 2014

Be Inspired by Indy’s Women Leaders

Kristin Tobler

Our “Imagination in Action” Touchstone Awards luncheon was a great success! We gathered with more than 400 guests at the JW Marriott on July 10th to honor four amazing Indianapolis women leaders, raising more than $102,000 for Greater Indianapolis girls. Each honoree took a few minutes after receiving her award to address the 75 Girls Inc. summer camp girls in […]

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July 11th, 2014

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis Receives Matching Grant

Kristin Tobler

Marianne Glick announced at the annual Girls Inc. Touchstone Awards luncheon on July 10 that The Glick Fund has chosen Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis as recipients of a generous $75,000 matching grant. The Glick Fund is a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. All unrestricted gifts to Girls Inc. from new or lapsed donors, […]

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July 10th, 2014

Girls Inc. Featured Supporter: Old National Bank Foundation

Kristin Tobler

Girls Inc. Smart College and Career Planning programs set girls on the path to economic self-sufficiency by equipping them with the skills and confidence necessary to achieve educational and career goals. Smart programs such as Lunch Bunch, Girls Inc. Operation SMART®, and Girls Inc. Economic Literacy® are made possible in part by a $10,000 grant […]

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July 10th, 2014

Girls Experiment with Gravity in Operation SMART

Kristin Tobler

Greater Indianapolis girls around the city participated in Girls Inc. Operation SMART® this June, a science-based program that engages girls in exploring their environment and using the scientific method to experiment. Girls at 30 partner locations tested the force of gravity in this year’s program: “Gravity: What Keeps You Grounded?” “I saw a lot of […]

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