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2nd Annual Smahrt Girl Foundation Brunch & Ball Gowns Benefit

2nd Annual Smahrt Girl Foundation Brunch & Ball Gowns Benefit Gala to Fund Scholarships and Programs Supporting Girls
January 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Hotel ZaZa,
5701 Main St., Houston, TX 77005

HOUSTON, TX – NOV. 4, 2016 – The Smahrt Girl Foundation announces its 2nd Annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Benefit Gala, January 28, 2017, at the Hotel ZaZa Museum District. The gala features an extravagant afternoon with a lavish brunch, silent auction, giveaways and local entertainment. The formal brunch is the foundation’s flagship fundraising event to support scholarships and programs benefiting girls.

During Brunch and Ball Gowns, the Smahrt Girl Foundation will honor six women leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting and uplifting girls and women through business, philanthropy and community involvement. The honorees are:

  • Lashanda Gary, Founder, Dream.Build.Success
  • Mandy Kao, Founder, Mandy Kao Foundation
  • Delesa O’Dell-Thomas, Principal, HISD Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy
  • Leticia Plummer, CEO, Maxwello Dental
  • Nicole West, Foudner, The Westco Experience
  • Toni Whitaker, Fashion Designer
  • Mary Young Police Office, Houston Police Department

“The Smahrt Girl Foundation exist to bring awareness to issues and barriers encountered by teen girls and young women, and to provide solutions.  It is my heart’s desire to see every teen girl pursue with passion her dreams and to live a prosperous, productive and purpose-driven life,” said Pamela Ellis, founder of the Smahrt Girl Foundation. “This annual fundraiser is critical to providing the programs and scholarships needed to help girls thrive and reach their full potential.”

 To inquire about event tickets or to become a sponsor or partner with the foundation for the Brunch & Ball Gowns Benefit Gala, call 713-839-5757 or send email to


The Smahrt Girl Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help teen girls realize their dreams. Through a popular mentoring program, academic scholarships, college preparatory guidance, financial literacy, etiquette and goal-setting workshops, the foundation helps develop and empower girls to achieve their goals.

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