Lifting Girls Up
2023 Gala and College Shower
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 • 6:00–9:00 pm • Add to Calendar
Cipriani • 25 Broadway, New York, NY
Dinner, dance, and awards
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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.
At the gala, we will honor trailblazing leaders who have elevated women's representation in leadership and are advancing the interests of women and girls.
We will also celebrate 25 exceptional students, college-bound high school seniors from our College Shower program, which prepares girls to get into and navigate college. Student honorees will announce their college acceptances and receive scholarships and supplies.
2023 Gala Honorees
Accepted by Taryn Bird, Director of Kate Spade New York Foundation
Girls Inc. of New York City is pleased to honor Kate Spade New York for its groundbreaking work in supporting the mental health of women and girls worldwide. In partnership with the Kate Spade New York Foundation, GINYC is bringing innovative, indispensable mental health programming to thousands of girls and young women.
Leah C. Johnson
Executive Vice President, Chief Communications, Marketing & Advocacy Officer for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Leah has been at the nexus of Lincoln Center’s ongoing transformation into a place all New Yorkers can feel welcome.
She holds leadership positions across several organizations and sits on numerous non-profit boards dedicated to creating and maintaining diversity and equity within the NYC arts and culture community, including: Vice Chair of the Board, New York Public Radio; and Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee, and Founding Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee of the Board at the Museum of the City of New York. She serves as a mentor with Women in America and was Vice Chair of the Board of Planned Parenthood New York City. She is a director at Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO).
2023 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
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
2023 Gala Host Committee
Cate Luzio, Gala Host Committee Chair
Jill Schuck Taylor
A Special Thank You to our Gala Sponsors:
And Our In-Kind Sponsors:
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