Awards & Recognition

Girls Inc. is happy to share a spotlight video courtesy of Lowell Telecommunications 2016 Community Development Week.

Learn more about us and our inspiring staff.  Check out the YouTube video  here.

 

Philanthropedia

Girls Incorporated has been ranked one of 2011 top non-profits!

 

Today’s Girls are Tomorrow’s Leaders

Lowell Affiliate Wins award from Girls Inc National

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Affiliate Award for two years. 

National Girls Incorporated Awards for Greater Lowell Programs

Each year, Girls Inc. National designates 18-20 Outstanding Program Awards chosen by a panel of judges from applications submitted by 80 affiliates from across the country and Canada. The Greater Lowell affiliate has won the following awards:

 20062007

Outstanding Affiliate of 2006 – 2007

Medium budget category – $400,000-$799,999.

Over the course of 2005, this organization not only underwent major renovations at their main building, but also raised sufficient funds to become long-term debt free. Throughout the fundraising efforts and facility improvements, board, staff and girls were involved in many capacities. In a year of celebrating their 60th Anniversary, this agency continued to grow in the number of girls served, improved trustee orientation and staff training, and created new partnerships with community organizations to advocate for ALL girls.

2005

GirlSmarts
Health and Sexuality Award

Museum Mile
Honorable Mention, Culture and Heritage Award

Family Fun Nights
Honorable Mention, Self-Reliance and Life Skills Award

2004

Cooking Club
Self-Reliance and Life Skills Award

2003

Justice for All

Honorable Mention, Careers and Life Planning Award

Healthy You

Honorable Mention, Health and Sexuality Award

2002*

Photovoice: A Community Activism Project
Outstanding Program, Leadership and Community Action Award
Annie E. Casey Foundation Award for Strengthening Families (a full curriculum was developed and distributed nationally to other Girls Inc. affiliates)
   Girls With Goals
Outstanding Program, Health and Sexuality Award   J.O.B.S. (Joy of Becoming Successful)
Honorable Mention, Careers and Life Planning Award   Honor Roll for Serving More Girls

* Highest number of national awards of any Girls Inc. affiliate in the country

2001

Baseball Clinic with Mary Pratt
Honorable Mention, Sports and Adventure Award   A Tribute to Women Who Have Influenced Our Lives
Honorable Mention, Communications Award   Honor Roll for Serving More Girls

2000

Read to Me
Honorable Mention, Leadership and Community Action Award

1999

Money Management for Young Women
Outstanding Program, Self-Reliance and Life Skills Award

1998

Mentoring Program
Outstanding Program, Self-Reliance and Life Skills Award

National Awards of Members of Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell

 2013, Kelsey Barowich, PEARL Alumnae College Scholarship

2013, Katelyn Kosiavelon, 8th Grade “Strong, Smart and Bold” Scholarship

2011, Kelsey Barowich, Lucile Miller Wright Scholarship

2002, Jennifer Sanchez and Raven Scott for Photovoice: A Community Activism Project Family Re-Union Conference, Nashville, TN,  Sponsored by Al and Tipper Gore, Vanderbilt University, Tufts University, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation

2000, Negron and Fei Xu, National Essay Winners and Spokespeople for Girls’ Rights Campaign, Fei Xu, National Poetry Award – “The First Day of Second Grade”

1996, Emily Vigeant, National Library of Poetry Anthology – “Stare”

 

Celebration of Today’s Woman – Award Recipients

In 1994, Girls Incorporated instituted a “Woman of the Year” Award for Greater Lowell with its “Celebration of Today’s Woman” event. Those selected for this award must demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment; have a strong work ethic, high moral character, great compassion and care for the community and its people; and work with dedication to enhance the quality of life and effect change in the Greater Lowell community.

1994

Carole Cowan, Ed.D.,  President, Middlesex Community College

1995

Susan Black, M.D., Physician, Past Vice President American Academy of Family Physicians

1996

Clementine F. Alexis,  Past Chairman, Lowell General Hospital Board of Trustees

Nicola Tsongas,  Director of External Affairs, Middlesex Community College

1998

Patricia Crane, Vice President, Administrative and External Affairs, Lowell General Hospital

1999

Nancy Donahue, Chairperson, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Whistler House

2000

Eileen Donoghue,  Attorney, City Councilor, former Lowell Mayor

2001

Patricia Bradley,  LPGA Golf Champion, Lowell General TEAM WALK for Cancer Care Honorary Chair

2002

Janice Stecchi, Ed.D., Dean, University of Massachusetts Lowell Chairperson, Saints Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

2003

Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company

2004

Peggy Palm,  Nursing Home Executive Director,  Board President

2005

Mary Jo Leahey, Founder of the Mary Jo Leahey High School Summer Band Camp at UMass Lowell

2006

Karen Nastasia Frederick, Executive Director of Community Teamwork

2007

Therese O’Connor, President, Whistler House Museum

2008

Jacqueline Maloney, Ed.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

2009

Kay George Roberts, D.M.A., Founder/Director UMass Lowell’s String Project

 2010

Linda Chemaly, Community Activist

2011

Mary Louise Keenan, Past Girls Inc. Board President, Community Activist

2012

Dorcas Grigg-Saito, Executive Director of Lowell Community Health Center

2013

Deedee O’Brien, Executive Director of Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm

2014

Carol S. Duncan, Former Executive Director of Girls Incporporated of Greater Lowell