Girls Inc. of New Hampshire’s First Virtual Gala Raises $175,000


Nearly 2,000 guests tuned into the live-streamed event to celebrate in accordance with social distancing guidelines

Manchester, NH (May 4, 2020) – The resilience that many Girls Inc. of New Hampshire members learn from the organization’s leaders was on full display April 17, when the organization hosted its annual gala virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Girls Inc. of New Hampshire partnered with Event United at Studio Lab for the event, raising $175,000 to support the organization’s mission and its valuable programs.

“We are beyond thrilled with the response we received from the community for our virtual gala,” said Sharron McCarthy, CEO, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire. “We know many people are struggling right now during these difficult times, but the backing our organization and our girls received is more than we imagined. We cannot thank our supporters enough – your contributions will help girls be strong, smart and bold.”

McCarthy was joined virtually by Governor Chris Sununu, Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Justin Spencer of Chaos & Kindness and Recycled Percussion. Participants also had the opportunity to hear Tanya and Brad Myrick perform and from current program participants and alumni.

The money raised from the event will enable Girls Inc. of New Hampshire to continue its remote programming through the rest of the school year, support members and their families with food and supplies and provide financial assistance when both centers in Manchester and Nashua reopen. The funds will also provide scholarships for girls to attend summer camp and afterschool programs.