On December 8, She’s the First was honored to be nominated for the American Giving Awards by Chase. We appeared on NBC, along with 25 other amazing organizations, in front of an audience of more than 2 million viewers, and we made sure that girls’ education was in the limelight.
And while we didn’t bring home the million-dollar prize that night, we did receive an unprecedented amount of support from every corner: Our campus chapters, volunteer groups, and an army of individuals all worked tirelessly to push She’s the First into the front of the race. So in honor of that endless spirit you showed us, we’ll be putting 100 percent of a $5,000 Chase grant we got into the reason you all worked so hard: girls’ sponsorships.
Our goal is to give one girl in each of our partner programs a sponsorship along with the Chase Your Dreams Award, in recognition of her own generous spirit and kind acts. In total, the fund will cost $6,780, and we’re confident that the exposure and support stemming from our appearance on Chase will allow us to reach the goal. This award is meant as an honor not only to each of these girls, but also to all of our supporters who have pitched, pleaded, and pushed endlessly for votes in the last two weeks.
Thank you, to each of you who voted, who watched, and who continue to support our work.
[One final note: As you know, 100% of sponsorship donations always goes directly to the girls we sponsor, and we fundraise separately for our salaries and operational costs. Had we won the $125,000-$1,000,000 grant from Chase, we would have been able to use much of it to cover those needs. If you'd like to contribute to those costs, you may do so via our donate page or you can email us here for more information.]