Girls at Work’s 2016 Diva Comedy Night was a total success! We had a packed house, hilarious talent, and a group of hard working volunteers that made this event our most successful one ever!
The comedians were Kevin Gallagher, Sue Schmidt, and Cindy Pierce. Their comic storytelling had the crowd of 200+ people engaged, enthralled, and laughing uncontrollably. We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to all three of these performers!
During the intermission, it was an incredible treat to have The Endless Tricks perform a few songs acapella. The lead vocalist, Ana Liponis built with Girls at Work a few years back. She had said back then that she really wanted to be a singer. While she was getting started with singing, remembering her time with Girls at Work helped give her the courage to get up on stage and start her journey. Her story is another reminder of how powerful our girls are, and the amazing things they can do. The crowd’s jaws were on the floor as they watched this group of 14-year-olds sing so beautifully.
The unsung heroes of the night were our volunteers. City Year New Hampshire stepped up and provided over a dozen incredible volunteers to help us set up, break down, and tend to our attendees in between. This group of people selflessly provided help when we needed it, and made the night a complete success. We really could not have pulled it off without them!
And finally, the attendees of the event were just so wonderful. So many of you opened up your hearts and minds to listen to our story and our mission, and provided some great feedback. We also had a vast majority of attendees donate to our cause, which was just incredible to see. The result of the many donation envelopes we collected is that we are able to offer all of the little girls in our after school workshops a chance to participated in a two week ‘Build You’ Up’ series of workshops this summer. These workshops will be held in our shop in Manchester, and if you would like to stop in for a visit to see the impact of your donation, please let us know.