Girls Inc. Of Chattanooga's 60th Anniversary Diamond Soiree Cancelled; Will Hold 60-Day Campaign To Raise Funds

Monday, September 27, 2021

Girls Inc. of Chattanooga made the decision to cancel their 60th Anniversary Diamond Soiree scheduled for Sept. 23 at Common House, due to rising COVID cases in the area. The organizational goal was to raise $60,000 at the anniversary event to support girls and programs. 

“We still need our community to help us reach our goal to raise $60,000 to inspire and equip our girls for another 60 years. Together, we can provide even more girls in Hamilton County the opportunities she needs to live the life of her dreams.” Said CEO Toccora Johnson-Petersen.

In lieu of our 60th Anniversary Diamond Soiree, Girls Inc. is launching a 60-day campaign on Sept. 30 to raise $60,000 to support local girls.

"We have put together some exciting 60th Anniversary gifts for our supporters who choose to celebrate with a $60, $600, $1,000 or $6,000 donation. An online auction to support our mission will be held Nov. 21-28," officials said.

“Students endured some of the biggest hardships during the pandemic. Girls Inc. immediately stepped in to bridge the gap, coming up with new ways to support its girls and carry out its mission. Girls Inc. provided food, emotional support, virtual learning assistance and tutoring to ensure none of our girls fell behind. I’m asking everyone in our community to support Girls, Inc. in this campaign, celebrating 60 years in Chattanooga, to ensure the team there is able to continue providing the support our girls and their families need.” said Girls Inc. Board Member Jody Stein Davis.

Girls Inc. supporters, advocates and champions for girls can participate in the $60K in 60 Days for 60 Years campaign by making a donation at www.girlsincofchatt.org Businesses interested in supporting the Girls Inc. 60th Anniversary Online Auction can contact Taylor Hixson at thixson@girlsincofchatt.org or 423-498-5079 to donate an auction item. 

60K in 60 Days for 60 Years donation levels and anniversary gift packages: 

- $6,000 (or $500 a month) provides a full year of Girls Inc. programming for 6 girls.
Our anniversary gift to you:
-Six tickets to VIP Girls Inc. cocktail and hors d'oeuvres celebration at Common House (safe date TBD) 
-Private Girls Inc. tour and lunch with CEO, Toccora Johnson-Petersen
-Commemorative 60th anniversary gift bag with two Girls Inc. 60th Anniversary wine tumbler and bottle of wine; two Girls Inc. coffee mugs and Girls Inc. coffee, Girls Inc. yard sign and Girls Inc. car magnet.
-Your logo or name listed as 60th Anniversary Champion for Girl’s on our e-newsletter, GirlWire, for the remainder of 2021; our website; social media channels; and online auction.

- $1,000 Champion for Girls (or $83.33 a month) provides a full year of afterschool programming for one girl.
Our anniversary gift to you:
-Two tickets to VIP Girls Inc. cocktail and hors d'oeuvres celebration at Common House (safe date TBD) 
-Commemorative 60th anniversary gift bag with two Girls Inc. 60th Anniversary wine glasses and bottle of wine; two Girls Inc. coffee mugs and Girls Inc. coffee, Girls Inc. yard sign and Girls Inc. car magnet.
- Your logo or name listed as 60th Anniversary Champion for Girl’s on our e-newsletter, GirlWire, for the remainder of 2021; and our website.

- $600 (or $50 a month) provides one full semester of Girls Inc. programming for one girl and one educational workshop for her family.
Our anniversary gift to you:
-Two tickets to VIP Girls Inc. cocktail and hors d'oeuvres celebration at Common House (safe date TBD) 
-Commemorative 60th anniversary gift bag with two Girls Inc. 60th Anniversary wine glasses and bottle of wine; two Girls Inc. coffee mugs and Girls Inc. coffee, Girls Inc. yard sign and Girls Inc. car magnet.

- $60 (or $5 a month) provides supplies, activities and snacks for one girl for two months of Girls Inc. programming.
Our anniversary gift to you: 
- Commemorative 60th anniversary gift bag with Girls Inc. yard sign and Girls Inc. car magnet.


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