UPDATED: Girls at Work Announces People’s United Bank as Presenting Sponsor for 6th Annual Diva Comedy Night


Contact: Kathryn Conway, Communications and Program Coordinator, Girls at Work, Inc.
([email protected])

Mobile: 603- 661-5172

Manchester, NH (Updated: March 15, 2020)– Girls at Work, Inc., the award-winning nonprofit organization empowering girls through woodworking in afterschool and summer camp programs across the state, announced today that People’s United Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for their 6thAnnual Diva Comedy Night. DIVA Comedy Night is scheduled for Saturday evening, September 12, 2020, at The Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

“We are so pleased to be partnering with an organization that has a strong history of giving back to the local communities they operate in. And we are particularly thrilled to be working with a partner whose presence in New Hampshire is led by a woman,” said Girls at Work Executive Director, Beth Dever.

According to Dianne Mercier, President of People’s United Bank in New Hampshire, “People’s United Bank is proud and excited to be supporting Girls at Work and their mission to empower all girls to feel confident and capable.”

The event will feature delicious chocolate, cash bar, hilarious headlining comedian Kelly MacFarland and unique, silent auction items built by Girls at Work builders.

Tickets on sale now on Eventbrite: Diva Comedy 2020. Call Girls at Work at 603-345-0392 to learn about additional sponsorship opportunities.

For further information please contact Kathryn Conway, Communications and Program Coordinator, at [email protected].

About Girls at Work

Girls at Work, Inc, is a non-profit that teaches at risk, low-income, New Hampshire girls’ inner strength through woodworking skills utilizing power tools. Many of our girls struggle with feelings of powerlessness. The experience of building for the first time enables girls to overcome fear associated with power tools, leaving them feeling powerful, strong and capable.

About People’s United Bank
People’s United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank is a premier, community-based, regional Northeast bank with more than 5,500 employees offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services. We value ongoing relationships, not just one-time transactions, that give us the opportunity to listen, learn, respond, anticipate and solve problems in a collaborative manner.


Dear Friends and Supporters,

Out of an abundance of caution for our friends, supporters, sponsors, partners, volunteers, and the vulnerable citizens in our community, our Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of public health officials, have decided to postpone the 6th Annual Diva Comedy Night until Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Tickets purchased for the March 21st event will be honored on September 12th
Diva Comedy Night is the largest fundraising event of the year for Girls at Work. Postponing this event has had an immediate impact.

On Saturday, March 21st, we’ll be holding an online auction featuring the items built by Girls at Work builders as a way to fundraise and recover the costs associated with rescheduling the event. Please consider supporting Girls at Work by participating in the online auction. More information on the auction will be available soon on social media and at here at girlswork.org.

A special ‘thank you’ is being planned for supporters opting to keep their tickets for September 12th. “We’re extremely grateful to our wonderful friends and supporters who are willing to hold onto their tickets for our September date and we will be holding a special raffle for you to win one of three unique and very cool prizes at Diva Comedy Night – we look forward to celebrating with you in September!” -Elaine Hamel, Founder, Girls at Work

Refunds will be issued upon request up until Saturday, March 21st, 2020 for anyone unable to attend in September. Please contact: [email protected].

We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.
On behalf of all of us here at the shop, we hope that you and yours stay well, be informed, kind, and empowered!

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