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Lifting Girls Up Gala and College Shower

May 17, 2023

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Cipriani • 25 Broadway, New York, NY
Dinner, dance, and awards
Cocktail attire

For more information on corporate sponsorships, please reach out to

All proceeds will support our life-transforming programs for girls and young women across New York City.

Girls Inc. of New York City's annual gala brings together the city's most influential thought leaders from the corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic communities for an evening of dinner and dancing to raise critical funding for educational programs that inspire girls from underserved communities to be strong, smart, and bold.


Gala Honorees

2023 College Shower Student Honorees

Adhuresa U. 
Aleha S.
Alicia D.
Amy T.
Ashley M.
Ashley O.
Courtney S.
Dejanae G.
Emmanuela B.
Ezinne I.
Fatema J.
Fatima M.
Fiona C.

Halla A.
Joselyn R.
Kadiatou D.
Lendita A.
Liana E.
Melanie R.
Melissa M.
Natalia C.
Saja E.
Samantha R.
Sofia R.
Vicki Z.
Zadia R.

Hosted by

With live performances by 


Gala Honorary Committee

  • Emma Bredin, Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, BNY Mellon

  • Joyce Chang, Managing Director, Chair of Global Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Arielle Jacobs, Actress/Broadway Performer

  • Barbara Kavovit, CEO of Evergreen Construction

  • Sarah LaFleur, Founder & CEO, M.M. LaFleur

  • Amelie Lonergan Vassort

  • ​​Helen Lo, Founder & Board Chair, Lo & Sons

  • Laura McPhail, Partner, Hedley May

  • Brooke S. Richman, Founder & CEO, Coop & Spree

  • Angela Scott, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, The Office of Angela Scott

  • Michelle Smith, Founder & CEO, MICHELLE SMITH

  • Caroline and Lizzy Tierney, Co-Founders, Daughter Lessons


Gala Host Committee

Cate Luzio, Gala Host Committee Chair

Cali Cole

Meredith Meyer

Camille Mantelin

Jill Schuck Taylor

Natalia Malley-Masten

Thank you to our sponsors


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Thank you to these in-kind sponsors


Amali NYC

Barbara Green

Bear Lakes Country Club

Brooklyn Boudoir



Coop & Spree

Dear Sunday


EDEN BodyWorks

Estee Lauder

Flora 761



Jim Arnoff Coaching & Consulting

Kate Spade New York

Kendra Scott

LEGOLAND New York Resort

Lo & Sons


Madison Square Garden Sports

M.M. LaFleur

Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC)

National Football League (NFL)

New York Jets


Premier Chess

Savor Beauty + Spa

Skin Spirit

Sui Yoga



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