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Flashbacks on SheRise Gala

 
The SheRise Gala, our first highly anticipated annual fundraising event on March 21, 2024, was an unforgettable evening filled with inspiration, unity, and hope. As a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and fostering their personal and professional growth, we were overwhelmed by the incredible support from our community, sponsors, and attendees. The night was marked by a moving talk by Executive Coach, Kim Meninger who talked about how to walk on a tight rope. Kristen DeFrancisco shared heartwarming stories about her experiences volunteering, being a mentee and ultimately mentoring for WA. 
 
Thank you for the support of donors and attendees, we raised vital funds that will enable us to expand our programs, providing even more women with the tools and opportunities they need to rise and thrive. Thank you to everyone who made this event a resounding success. Your generosity and belief in our cause propel us forward in our journey to create a brighter, more equitable future for all women.



Fundraising as a non-profit is never easy, and it never ends. But today, we pause and thank our sponsors, donors, members, families, friends, and community for turning out  to support us and raise funds so we can bring more programs to the women who deserve them the most.
Finally, we would like to thank all the sponsors, donors, staffs, and speakers who are supporting this event. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Eastern Bank, Tomo360,  Greater Lowell Community Foundation; Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Carrie & Eric Meikle; University of Massachusetts Lowell

Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors: Maria Milagros Vazquez; Jade Lowell Restaurant; BRONCA; Mallory Portraits; invisaWear; The Female Catalyst; Spirited Gourmet; UML Pickleball Team; University of Massachusetts Lowell; Carrie & Eric Meikle; Lowell Five Bank; Alison Hughes

Thanks to our inspiring speakers, Kim Meninger, MBA, PCC, Kristen DeFrancisco, and Susu for bringing a wonderful talk on WA and the experience of moving forward.
 

Finally, a huge shout out to the WA team:

Thank you to our amazing and talented volunteers! 

Akena Andonegui Segovich
Ajeeta Dash
Amba Nair
Cenyao Xiong
Emily Goh
Jennifer Shire
Kim Meninger
Kristen DeFrancisco
Lakisha Brinson
Nicole Boyson
Shruti Parikh
Suhasini Murali Iyengar
Susu Wong

Thank you for believing in our mission and helping us make a difference. Together, we can Engage, Empower and Elevate each other.