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View Michelle and the girls on Good Day New York:  http://www.fox5ny.com/recipe-box/332527815-video

2018 ANNUAL SPRING GALA LUNCHEON

 

Girls Inc. of New York City is hosting its annual gala luncheon at The Metropolitan Club on Thursday, May 10, 2018. 

 

Over the years, this event has evolved into a gathering of the city’s most influential thought leaders from the corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic community. Attended by over 350 participants, this seminal event attracts representatives from fashion, finance, media, and the arts. In addition to honoring a globally recognized female leader, we will also celebrate the accomplishments of Girls Inc. of New York City members.

2018 Strong Smart & Bold Honoree 

Michelle Smith, Co-Founder and Creative Director, MILLY* 

 

Michelle is being honored for her remarkable dedication to helping vulnerable girls overcome barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty. Her personal commitment of time and financial support has resulted in exciting mentoring experiences that have educated and inspired girls to pursue their dreams.  

 2018 STRONG SMART BOLD HONOREE 

Michelle Smith

Michelle’s extraordinary talent as a designer was recently enshrined in history when Former First Lady Michelle Obama wore Michelle Smith's custom-designed gown for the painting of her official portrait, which now hangs in the Smithsonian Institute. 

*The Milly Collection, co-founded and designed by Michelle Smith, defines young luxury.

 

Smith’s signature design technique merges classic American sportswear silhouettes with French atelier style. Influenced by her Parisian training at Christian Dior Haute Couture, Louis Vuitton and Hermès, Smith’s eye for impeccable detail, use of luxurious cutting-edge European fabrics and custom-made prints have made MILLY a cult favorite across the globe.

The Smithsonian unveiled official portraits of former president, Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in their National Portrait Gallery. Michelle Obama, painted by artist Amy Sherald, is wearing a custom MILLY dress designed by

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Michelle Smith.

 

   Girls Inc. of New York City is grateful for the generous support of our event sponsors!

 

 

UNDERWRITER SPONSOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONS SPONSOR

AETNA 

 

BOLD SPONSOR

Stacy Gordon

King & Spalding

 

SMART SPONSORS

Tanya Clark Robinson     Cali Cole     Ann Goodbody        

Ardinall Investment Management    Moody's     Kyung-Ah Park  Margaret Reinecker    Teneo    

 

STRONG SPONSORS

Courtney Adente      Terri Austin     Cody Kaye

 

IN-KIND SPONSORS

Amali     American Girl     Terri Austin     Calissa (Hamptons)     CEG      Cle D'or 

Estee Lauder      MAC     Misty Copeland     Eden Bodyworks    

 Fifteen Beacon Hotel  Furla     Hotel Commonwealth    

 Liberte by Amber Tolliver    Lo & Sons     MILLY

Motives     Morimoto New York     Per Se      

Sara Happ     Soul Cycle     Style Room NYC     

Tradewind Aviation

 

 

 

 

2017 SPRING LUNCHEON

Click below to view our 2017 Spring Luncheon where we honored Sarah "Sally" Miller, CEO of Institute of International Bankers for her work with the international banking community, and the TD Bank Power of Women Business Resources Group (BRG) for their dedication to empowering women through access to tools and resources that enhance the employee experience.