GEMS Rock!

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More than 350 people gathered at the Fort Worth Convention Center on the evening of March 4 to attend GEMS Rock!, a celebration the Class of 2016. YWLA seniors, their parents and mentors were joined by local corporations, organizations and individuals at the Foundation’s inaugural gala that raised funds for college readiness, and academic and leadership enhancement programs. It was a congratulatory evening for FWISD’s first single gender school and its inaugural class of 32 graduating seniors who have each been accepted to a four-year college with nearly $3 million dollars in scholarships.

Chairs for the event were Foundation Board members Daphne Brookins and Tiffany Smith. MC for the evening was Past Board Chair and NBC5 news anchor, Deborah Ferguson. Video presentations introduced the audience to each girls’ journey to her senior year, and the individual, or “champion,” who helped and inspired her along the way. A $250, college readiness stipend was presented to each girl on behalf of the Foundation and each table sponsor.

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors and donors who made this evening a great success.

[one_half]Christina Alwin
Renee Arrington
Motunrayo Badru
Megan and Victor Boschini
Rebecca Brumley
Kristie Bunton
Rebecca Burton
Cash America
Ericca Christy
Kimecia B. Conner
Harry Croxton
Karl Csaky
Yolanda Cuevas
Dorothy DeBose
Margaret DeMoss
Mary Dulle
Sandra Elias
Inc. Empire Roofing
Deborah Ferguson
Fort Worth Chamber Foundation
Josephine Fowler
Jill Freer
Frost Bank
Gregory Gerendas
Hart Advisors
Brenda Howell
Charlene Hurst
Robert Jameson
Melody Johnson
JPS Foundation
Pia Walker
Mary Ann Kleuser[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Jacqueline Lambiase
Last Supper BBQ
Law Office of Angel G. Williams PLLC
LegacyTexas Bank
Jennifer Limas
Debra Lochtrog
Lockheed Martin
Tracy Marshall
Roibin McFarling
Bennie and Geralyn Medlin
Winjie Miao
Donna M. Montero
Tullio J. Pietro
Patricia Polenz
Brenda Proctor
Lauren Roberts
Betsy Romero
Robin Sanders
Ltd. Signapay
Kirston Stafford
Debby Stein
Coletta Strickland
Haily Summerford
Nichell Sumpter
Texas Christian University
Ginny Tigue
Lauren Turnerhill
Elizabeth Ann Watson
Angel Williams
Charles Williams
Young Women’s Preparatory Network


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