2020 Virtual Dashaway Luncheon

Join us on November 18th (11:45 am start) for the 2020 Virtual Dashaway Luncheon to benefit SMART Girls, a health, life skills and empowerment program from girls (ages 8-18). As we celebrate the 160th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s first Club, the Dashaway Club in Hartford in 1860, this luncheon and the legacy of the four women who started the Boys & Girls Clubs movement means more than ever.


With lead sponsorship from Eversource, this year’s event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College in Hartford. Additionally, you’ll hear the inspirational story of our Clubs’ SMART Girl of the Year.



About SMART Girls: SMART Girls helps young girls discovering their self-worth, build their self-esteem, make good decision and set future goals. That’s even more important today as our young girls grapple with the social, emotional and financial impact of Covid-19 and issues of racial and social justice. That’s why your support of the Dashaway Luncheon and SMART Girls matters.


To purchase your tickets, click here

BGCH 2020 Virtual Dashaway Luncheon Sponsorship Packet

Jan-Gee McCollam Champion of Young Women Award Honoree: Marjorie E. Morrissey

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Champion for Girls Sponsor

Junior League of Hartford

The Hartford


Smart Girls Table Sponsor

Gengras Motor Cars

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Raytheon Technologies

Robinson & Cole LLP

Stanley Black & Decker

The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation

Trinity College


Voya Financial

Women’s Alliance of Reid and Riege PC


Accenture, Women’s Employee Resource Group


Give gifts while giving back to Hartford kids this holiday season.
Check out our online LEGO Auction to benefit our Clubs.

Bidding opens at Midnight on Black Friday, November 27, runs through
#GivingTuesday, December 1, at 8:00pm.

We have a wide range of LEGO items available: The Mandalorian, Lamborghini, Harry Potter's Diagon Alley, The White House, and much more.

To preview our LEGO auction items go to our bidpal site: one.bidpal.net/bgchgivtue2020/browse/all

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The Dashaway Luncheon was a success! over 239 viewers!! Click below to watch -Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, of @trinitycollege SMART Girl of the Year Ma'Layasyia Thompson (skip to 12:50)
You are guaranteed to feel inspired!

Since we can’t do our annual Thanksgiving Feast, we are so grateful for our #communitypartners in helping get turkeys, potatoes, onions, and more to our amazing families!! 🦃🍗🧅🍽 @BGCHartford @GiftsofLoveCt @foodshare @HartfordSuper