On November 17th we had our 2021 Virtual Dashaway Luncheon to benefit our SMART Girls program. Elle Duncan from ESPN was our Master of Ceremonies. Our Keynote Speaker was Eboni S. Nelson Dean and Professor at the UConn Law School. This year’s Jan-Gee McCollam Champion of Young Women Award was Merle Trager. Daisy, our 2021 SMART Girl of the Year told her very inspirational story.
Since four women founded the nation’s first Boy’s Club, the Dashaway Club, in Hartford in 1860, women have played a critical role in our organization’s history.
Today women continue to play a vital role in shaping the lives of Hartford’s youth. The need to invest in, inspire and empower the next generation of young women leaders in our Clubs through SMART Girls has never been more important.
THANK YOU to our sponsors
Champion for Girls Sponsors
Gengras Motor Cars, Inc.
Junior League of Hartford, Inc.
Whole Foods Market
SMART Girls Table Sponsors
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
Reid and Riege
Robinson + Cole LLP
The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation
University of Connecticut School of Law
Matching Gift Sponsors
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Talcott Resolution Life Insurance Co.
About SMART Girls: The SMART Girls program focuses on
guiding girls in developing and adopting a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquiring and maintaining a positive self-concept, positive peer relationships, and sound decision-making skills. That’s even more important today as our youth grapple with the social, emotional and financial impact of the pandemic along with issues of racial and social justice.