Girls Inc. of Orange County and the Girls Inc. Guild presented "Imagine," their 2010 annual fundraising benefit, held at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, Newport Beach.
Since 1954, Girls Inc. of Orange County has been dedicated to assisting young women from all walks of life in the community. It gives them the skills to be "confident, successful and independent women," offers the mission statement of the organization. Fundraising is the key to providing the services of age-appropriate educational assistance, and the recent gala at the Balboa Bay Club will go a long way in helping the organization reaching its annual fundraising goal approaching $350,000.
The evening was also about honoring two women who stand for the Girls Inc. inspirational motto of being "strong, smart and bold women."
Harriett Sandhu and Eve Kornyei were honored with the "Bravo Award" by Girls Inc. Guild president Laura Baratta who joined her co-chairwoman for the evening, Julie Grad. Mistress of ceremonies for the party was celebrity chef Jamie Gwen, radio talk show host on KFWB. Host committee members deserving recognition included Linda Lamitie, Marsha Orlin, Sue Stern, Irene Ziebarth, Pam Adams, Gianna Drake-Kerrison and Kate Evans, to name only a few.