2022 Lifting Girls Up Gala and College Shower

Updated: Jun 9


What a spectacular evening!

Thank you to all who joined us, and all who gave generously to support our programs at the Lifting Girls Up Gala and College Shower on Tuesday! It was an incredible privilege to gather our community of partners, supporters, program participants, and staff to celebrate in person after two years of doing so virtually.


Special thanks to our honorees Thasunda Brown Duckett, President & CEO of TIAA; Janice Reals Ellig; CEO of Ellig Group, Beatrice Dixon, Founder and CEO of The Honey Pot Company; and La La Anthony, Actress, Producer and Philanthropist.


To the stars of the evening, our College Shower Students, we send our love, congratulations, and continued support as they head off to College, and—in the words of our phenomenal student speaker, Anita—"shake up the world."


Because of your generous support, more than 10,000 girls next year will experience Girls Inc. of New York City's life transforming programs in STEM, Financial Literacy, College Readiness and Retention, Mental Health, Leadership Development, and more. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your investment in the girls and young women we serve.


View the full recording of the evening's program here.



We premiered two videos at the gala, which you can view here.



Preview these photos from the evening. More to come soon!



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