Portland, OR. The 24-story 1000 Broadway Building was no match for brave souls like Girls Council Member Mia at the Rappel for Her fundraiser. The event, on July 15, raised over $95,000 for Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest programming, which inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Supporters raised a minimum of $1,250 for Girls Inc. for the chance to rappel down the building in downtown Portland. (Photo credit, Jason Hattery)

Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson of Wild Friends Foods

The highest raising team, The Perlo Propellers of Perlo Construction

Hillary Friedman of Hillary Friedman Design.

From Girls Inc.:

OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD.

OUR VISION IS EMPOWERED GIRLS AND AN EQUITABLE SOCIETY.

Girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success.

ONLY 4.6% OF CEOS OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE FEMALE

3 IN 10 GIRLS WILL BECOME PREGNANT BY THE AGE OF 20

ONLY 2.4% OF DOCTORATES OF STEM-RELATED FIELDS ARE HELD BY WOMEN OF COLOR

1 IN 5 GIRLS WILL BE A VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that – together – empowers girls to succeed. The people are trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships, and peers who share their drives and aspirations.

The environment is girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and respect.

The programming is research-based, hands-on, minds-on, and meets the needs of today’s girls to provide the age-appropriate information and knowledge so girls can make decisions leading to healthy lives; succeed academically; and develop life skills to prepare for adulthood.

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