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Foundation Honors Amazing Female Mentors with Charity Gala

Nationally Recognized Guest Speaker Will Inspire Houston Area Teen Girls

HOUSTON, TX, November 14, 2014– The Smahrt Girl Foundation (SGF) continues enriching the lives of teen girls in the Houston area by hosting its 1st Annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala at Hotel ZaZa on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Our illustrious guest speaker is Valeisha Butterfield-Jones who served in the Administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 – 2011 as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for International Trade.

In an effort to inspire teen girls the gala will honor the outstanding achievements of women with a proven commitment to developing teen girls and enhancing the lives of other women. These women are committed to mentoring, community service, and giving back. Smahrt Solutions, Inc. is one of the event sponsors.

“The purpose of this event is to recognize these women for their courage. We hope their stories will encourage our young girls to set high goals and to be relentless towards achieving success,”said President Pamela Ellis. “We would also like to take the opportunity to increase awareness for the foundation and to raise funds for our programs, including our highly sought after College and Career Planning Camp.”

Smahrt Girls will also honor Beverly Denver, Publisher of Houston Woman Magazine; Dr. Reagan Flowers, President of CSTEM; Paula McCann Harris, Director of Community Affairs for Schlumberger; and CleRenda McGrady, TV Host/Speaker & Philanthropist.

Past efforts by SGF to help area teen girls include its annual prom dress drive. Last year SGF provided over 100 girls with beautiful dresses that were donated by individuals and area businesses and boutiques. Additionally, SGF provides free etiquette training, health and beauty workshops and offers scholarships to deserving teens.

Smahrt Girl Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to provide girls the opportunity to live the life of their dreams by offering positive support through character building, life skills and leadership programs.

valeisha-butterfield-jones-the-girlprint-650x650MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is an award-winning political strategist, women’s activist and lifestyle expert. Butterfield-Jones is the Co-founder and Chair of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), a global nonprofit organization of women and men committed to supporting, promoting and defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment and society. She’s also the Chief Executive Officer of The Butterfield Group, LLC and the author of the highly anticipated book, The Girlprint. Please join us for an extravagant afternoon with a Lavish Brunch, Silent Auction, Great Giveaways, and powerful nationally known and recognized guest speakers.

For interviews and more information on how to become a sponsor or to attend the inaugural Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala visit www.smahrtgirl.org or www.facebook.com/smahrtgirl or Contact: Genyne Vinson 713-530-2909

smahrtFoundation Honors Amazing Female Mentors with Charity Gala

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