Dear Friend of Girls Inc. of the Island City,

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational 20th Anniversary Women Who Dare Gala at the beautiful Oakland Scottish Rite Center on February 9th, 2019.

Congratulations to the Awardees 
& Best Foot Forward Graduates!
Congratulations again to the exceptional girls and women who thoroughly impressed and inspired us with their amazing presentations and speeches. You truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold!

Dolores Huerta, Supervisor Wilma Chan, Dorie Guess Behrstock, Eman Khatri, Cherri N. Allison Esq., Jill Barcelona, and Joan Barcelona.

Jayla Anderson, Carmen Baker, Zola Baker, Preston Chilcott, Wren Chilcott, Abigail Cook, Cleo Friedman, Bella Lama, Ariana Marshall, Laura Marston, Jillian Rose Metzger, Emiko Takemoto, and Megumi Takemoto.

Please see photos of our Awardees and the Best Foot Forward girls below.

Thank you for making Women Who Dare 
a Tremendous Success!
Because of you, we had the most successful event to date to support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).

We are especially grateful to our amazing, hardworking, and dedicated Board, Women Who Dare Committee, Staff, and Emcee/Auctioneer Dia Bondi for making Women Who Dare 2019 such a tremendous success!

Hats Off to our Strong, Smart, and Bold Sponsors:   Friend of Girls Inc. of the Island City, AEC Living, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Drysdale Properties, The Felts Family Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Alameda Hospital, Alice Home Care, and Shum Financial Group.

We are Grateful for our many Daring and Inspiring Sponsors:   All of our sponsors appear on the right margin of this email. Please support t hese individuals and organizations that not only contribute to  Girls Inc. of the Island City, but also provide time, talent, and treasure to so many local and East Bay youth and communities.

We also want to thank: 
Oakland Scottish Rite Center, Checkers Catering, Drake's Brewing Company, Rock Wall Wine Company, American Oak, DJ by the Bay, Lilac Dress Boutique, Excel Graphics, and Scary Bear Design.

And our supporters:  Juelle-Ann Boyer, Donna Chiamori, Julie Conner, Genevieve Dang, Dorothea Duncan, Sandy Hobson, Helen Lawlor, Barbara Lee, Marla Leech, Susan Powell, Judy Sparks, Cynthia Wasko Mazzola, and Wombservice Midwifery.

Event Photos from Al Wright at Raintree Studios
Enjoy the photos of the event from our most generous and dedicated community partner, Al Wright at Raintree Studios. 

We've posted a few photos below but to view them all, click HERE. To order professional prints, please Contact Al Wright.

Honorary Awardee, Dolores Huerta, 
and the Best Foot Forward Girls

Women Who Dare Awardee, Supervisor Wilma Chan, 
and the Best Foot Forward Girls

Women Who Dare Awardee, Dorie Guess Behrstock, 
and the Best Foot Forward Girls

Women Who Dare Teen Awardee, Eman Khatri, 
and the Best Foot Forward Girls

Champion Awardee, Cherri N. Allison Esq., 
and the Best Foot Forward Girls

Alumnae Awardees, Jill & Joan Barcelona,
and the Best Foot Forward Girls

Proceeds benefit 
Girls Inc. of the Island City's 
engaging, empowering, 
& transformative programs.

Were you unable to attend but would 
still like to empower girls for life?  
Donate HERE.

Thank You to
Our Sponsors!