2022 Dashaway Luncheon


Save the Date for Our  Dashaway Luncheon

November 16th, 2022

Marriott Hartford Downtown.


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

Presenting Sponsor

Outfit Sponsors



Champion for Girls Sponsors

Gengras Motor Cars, Inc.

Junior League of Hartford, Inc.

S/L/A/M Collaborative

Whole Foods Market

SMART Girls Table Sponsors

Burke Aerospace

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

Delta Dental

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.


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Sam Grey, President & CEO, staff and Club members were invited to The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards, recognizing the contributions that women of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, and more with the impact they have made. Photo credit to Capture Visual Marketing.

Last week we had staff training for Summer Camp which starts today for seven weeks! If you are interested in our Summer Camp membership or want to know more about joining our dynamic team, visit our webpage at http://bgchartford.org.