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“Dreams Do Come True” Video Scholarship Competition

1. The Smahrt Girl Foundation (SGF) “Dreams Do Come True” Video Scholarship Competition is open to teen girls who are currently enrolled in middle, high school or a 2017 high school graduate. Students (“entrants”) may also be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. International students in the equivalent of U.S. grades 6-12 and aged 18 years or younger may also participate. Students must attend both the Vision Board and Apple Video Training sessions.

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Spectrum Circle Honors Smahrt Girl Founder Pamela Ellis

The Spectrum Circle Awards Luncheon for Innovative Women in Tech, Media and Business is made possibly by the support of a few extraordinary women. These women are “In the Circle Hostesses” a special ticket and sponsorship category. Each woman is a dynamic, innovative and remarkable woman. We have limited this category to a select few women.

This year our very own Pamela Ellis has been selected as an “In the Circle Hostess”.

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CKW Luxe Magazine Features The 2nd Annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala

The Smahrt Girl Foundation’s (SGF) second annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala was held at the Houston Museum District’s iconic Hotel ZaZa on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This seemingly ordinary Saturday morning was anything but. Upon entering the chic lobby, guests were dazzled by its shimmering crystal chandelier and eclectic pop-culture-inspired art, and greeted with elegant cocktails. A glamorous red carpet runway lead attendees to an SGF inspired backdrop where pictures were taken. As well as getting the celebrity experience, attendees created meaningful memories with their friends and supporters. Everyone was dressed to impress, either in an elegant ball gown with hints of bling adorning neck and wrist, or in a classic dark suit on the arm of a lovely woman.

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4th Annual Dressing the Dream Donation Drive

We are collecting New & Gently Used Formal Prom, Graduation and Special Occasion Dresses, Shoes and Accessories at the locations listed below.  Bulk donations can be arranged for pick up at your location.  We are also accepting gift cards, cash and alteration service donations to support girls with special size needs.

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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.

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2nd Annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala

The Smahrt Girl Foundation’s Annual Brunch & Ball Gowns gala is a gathering of Houston influencers and leaders in business, technology, policy, finance, philanthropy, government and media in Houston and surrounding area. The event will be held once again at Hotel ZaZa. The mystical and opulent decor of Hotel ZaZa offers an experience like no other. 

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Smahrt Girl Foundation Kicks Off The 2016 Prom Season

Area High School Girls to Receive FREE Dresses and Lessons on Etiquette and Makeup

HOUSTON, TX, March 15, 2016 –Prom season is fast approaching and the Smahrt Girl Foundation (SGF) is gearing up to grant the dream of receiving FREE prom dresses for hundreds of high school girls in Houston and neighboring rural communities. The “Dress the Dream” program is sponsored by Smahrt Solutions, Inc. President Pamela Ellis says the overwhelming support of last year’s event showed how important this event is to the community.

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Smahrt Girl Foundation Launches “Start Smahrt” Teen Summit

The FREE Event Will Host 100 Girls For a Day of Empowering Workshops and Mentoring Opportunities

HOUSTON, TX, August 14, 2015 – The Smahrt Girl Foundation (SGF), a local nonprofit organization focused on empowering teen girls, will host the “Start Smahrt” Teen Summit on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the University of Houston – Downtown.  As teen girls everywhere head back to school, SGF will offer guidance by hosting a day of workshops, mentoring and fun with topics and discussions on Self-Esteem, Social Media Do’s and Don’ts, Education & Career Planning, Studying Abroad, Teen Health & Fitness, Beauty, and other hot teen topics. The FREE “Start Smahrt” Teen Summit is sponsored by Smahrt Solutions, Inc. and the University of Houston-Downtown.

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Smahrt Girl Foundation Hosts Charity Gala

Silent Auction to Benefit Houston Area Teen Girls

HOUSTON, TX, November 12, 2014– The Smahrt Girl Foundation (SGF) hopes to continue 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.

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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.

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