POSTPONED: Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program’s Annual Gala
For her 19th year, Marissa Toccin Lucas will chair the event featuring the sounds of the Danny Beck BandGala Guide, More Interesting Events this week, Save the date
The event, which for the 19th year will be chaired by Marissa Toccin Lucas, will begin with a cocktail reception featuring curated hors d’oeuvres conceptualized by the Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s Executive Chef and wine & spirits provided Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Guests will then be escorted into the ballroom where they will enjoy dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Danny Beck Band and have the opportunity to bid on amazing live auction items.
The event was designed and produced by Be Social Events and all PR services are generously donated by TARA, Ink.
About Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program
Founded in 1997 by television journalist and author Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne, former Telemundo and NBC President, the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential while being mentored by highly accomplished professional women in their community. Our partner public schools select at-risk girls facing a variety of challenges, such as behavioral, economic, medical, abuse and/or academic to name a few, to join our program. Each mentoring group at each school is diverse in its composition with girls in 9th-12th grade who have varying strengths and weaknesses so they learn not only from their mentors, but from each other as well. This happens through mentoring sessions, college campus visits, career focused field trips and college scholarship opportunities.
Women of Tomorrow positively transforms the lives of the at-risk girls we serve. Since the program’s inception, Women of Tomorrow has touched the lives of more than 16,000 high school girls in South Florida, Detroit and Philadelphia. Women of Tomorrow’s network of over 550 professional women currently mentors approximately 4,300 girls in close to 200 public high schools, with a 96% graduation rate among an at-risk population. Over $7 million in college scholarships have been awarded.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.