Third Annual Girl Legacy Event Empowers Future Female Leaders

Third Annual Girl Legacy Event Empowers Future Female Leaders

The 3rd Girl Legacy, a celebration of Creating Opportunities, Cultivating Potential and Achieving Dreams took place on November 13th at The Fillmore Silver Spring. The event featured special guests Carol Trawick, Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation as a Co-Emcee, Leon Harris, NBC4 Washington as Host and Co-Emcee, John McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Montgomery County as a special guest speaker, Anna Bard, Wells Fargo, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson.

Pollard and Bard were honored as award recipients receiving the 2019 Girl Legacy Award and the 2019 Building Bridges Award respectively. Siryi Santos, a senior at the University of Maryland received the 2019 CB Alumnae Award.

Each dollar raised at Girl Legacy will support Community Bridges programs and allow them to expand into another school cluster to serve more girls in Montgomery County. Through generous support of sponsors, donors and guests we were able to raise over $75,000. Community Bridges programs empower girls in 4-12th grade from diverse backgrounds to become exceptional students, positive leaders and healthy young women.

Guests watched performances from Community Bridges girls ranging from original spoken word, cultural dances and vocal performances. Food was catered by All Set with a menu inspired by the girls of Community Bridges.   

In case you missed the Girl Legacy Gala, you can donate to https://communitybridges-md.networkforgood.com/projects/30734-community-bridges

Major sponsors:
Washingtonian
Wells Fargo
Capizzi Designs
Montgomery College
Print Exhibit Partners
Spectrum Printing & Graphics
TaylorMade Experience
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cycle Technologies
Deirdre Robinson
Joseph W. McCartin Insurance and Julie Statland
Kylie McCleaf
La Casita
Margo Reid
Robin Salomon
Sharon Gleason and Cyndie Shadow
Ted Geier

Co-Emcee Carol Trawick, Guest Speaker John McCarthy, 2019 Alumnae Award Recipient Siryi Santos and Executive Director Shannon Babe-Thomas. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
2019 Girl Legacy Award Recipient Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
2019 Building Bridges Award Recipient Anna Bard, Wells Fargo and Executive Director Shannon Babe-Thomas. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and participants of the Community Bridges Girls Program. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson and participants of the Community Bridges Girls Program.Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Participants of the Community Bridges Girls Program and dancers from Urbana Dance studio perform a ballet and hip-hop routine. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Table setting featuring participants stories and cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Silver Spring.  Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Community Bridges Middle School girls performing a hip-hop routine. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Community Bridges High School Girls Striking a Pose. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
Co-Emcee Carol Trawick and Co-Emcee Leon Harris. Photo Credit: Aleda Talmage Photography
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