OAKLAND, Calif., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 23rd, over 500 business and community leaders from the greater San Francisco Bay Area will come together for the 27th Annual Strong, Smart and Bold Fundraiser Luncheon, benefitting Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Girls Inc. is a nationally recognized nonprofit that inspires hundreds of thousands of girls from underserved communities across the nation to be strong, smart & bold. Girls Inc. of Alameda County is the biggest affiliate in the nation, serving over 8,000 girls and families annually while incubating many programs scaled nationwide. Each spring, this award-winning nonprofit honors three extraordinary women for their professional achievements that inspire what's possible for girls and women. Past honoree recipients include: "Voice of the Giants," Renel Brooks-Moon; Attorney General, Kamala Harris; Olympian, Kristi Yamaguchi; U.S. Treasurer, Rosie Rios; "Miss Representation" director and advocate, Jennifer Siebel Newsom; "Brave" Producer, Katherine Sarafian; Senator, Barbara Boxer, Dr. Laura Tyson and more. This year, we are privileged to include in our 2015 Honoree Event Roster:
- Lateefah Simon: 2015 Visionary of the Year Nominee, and Director of the Rosenberg Foundation's California Future Initiative, Lateefah is a STRONG champion for young women, civil rights and underserved communities.
- Debbie Sterling: Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox and SMART advocate and leader in the movement towards engaging girls in engineering, math, science and technology.
- Jacki Zehner: CEO of Women Moving Millions and President of the Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, whose BOLD vision is dedicating resources to the advancement of women and girls around the world.
The featured guest emcee will be celebrated KRON 4 News Anchor, Pam Moore. Teen Scholars & National Award Winners, Vanessa Hayfron and Jennifer Vazquez, along with Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame teen recipient, Jenny Fang will share their inspirational stories about creating bold futures and changing the world. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/1FbzHfo.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County inspires girls of all ages to be STRONG through healthy living, SMART through education and BOLD through independence. For over 57 years, Girls Inc. has established itself as one of the Bay Area's leading nonprofits, serving over 8,000 girls and families from the San Francisco Bay Area's most underserved communities. No other youth agency in the Bay Area offers such comprehensive programming designed specifically for the unique needs of girls. With the agency's move to Oakland's downtown in 2013, it has become Alameda County's first and only resource center for girls, allowing even more girls to have strong, smart and bold futures. Recent awards include: Youth Radio's Community Excellence Award, United Nations Global Equity Award, Nonprofit of the Year, 2014 Oakland Heritage Award, 5th in the Nation for Top Youth Serving Organizations, and Charity Navigator's highest rating for fiscal effectiveness. For more information, visit www.girlsinc-alameda.org.
SOURCE Girls Incorporated of Alameda County