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Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation Wins

$10,000 Girl Power Grant in Richmond Awards

Girl Power GroupGirl Power Grants, a nonprofit grant-making organization for Richmond-area girls 12‐17,  awarded a $10,000 grant to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation last night.

The nonprofit, founded shortly after Cameron Gallagher passed away on March 16, 2014, will use the grant to develop “Peer Support Curriculum” to provide mental health education to middle and high school teens, their parents, teachers and school administrators.

According to its grant application, the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation “will utilize certified, young adult speakers to facilitate a 10 session interactive Peer Support Curriculum to the greater Richmond public and private high schools over a three-year period in the counties of Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield, plus the City of Richmond for the pilot phase.”

Girl Power Grants members heard live pitches from three grant finalists before voting live at Sabot at Stony Point. Other 2016 grant finalists included Connor’s Heroes and The Friendship Circle. Detailed grant applications are posted on the home page of www.girlpowergrants.org.

The girls secured an impressive 68 members in their first year with a goal to reach 100 girls in future years. Together, they raised $10,000 to give away, and they received 16 grant applications from Richmond-area nonprofits.

“Our Big Give was so inspiring,” said Morgan Rhudy, a Midlothian Middle School eighth-grader who founded Girl Power Grants in 2014. “Together, our Girl Power Grants are helping to make our communities stronger. We believe Girl Power Grants is teaching the next generation of young women to be community-minded and entrepreneurial. We encourage any girls interested in giving back in a big way to join us. If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or neighbor between the ages of 12 and 17, please spread the word.”

Other leadership team members include:
-Madison Anonick and Kate Steenkamer, eighth-graders at Midlothian Middle School.
-Izzy Schuler,an eighth-grader at Sabot at Stony Point.
-Delaney Baratka and Zelda Hinkle, eighth-graders at Chickahominy Middle School.

 

 

Learn more at www.girlpowergrants.org or connect with the nonprofit on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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