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SMART Girls, STRONG Women 2018 – September 6, 6-8 pm

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featured Panelists

Ann St. John     –     Sue Ellspermann     –     Sara Hamidovic

The 2nd Annual SMART Girls, STRONG Women event will be emceed by Jennie Vaughan (Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College) and hosted by Ivy Tech at Shreve Hall. A panel discussion, moderated by Tina Peterson (President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County), will touch on the role models in their lives, any obstacles that they may have had to overcome, and any advice that they might give to other women. The evening will conclude with a live auction and request for support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington’s programming for girls.

Ivy Tech’s Shreve Hall
200 N. Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN

Dinner Buffet* opens at 5:45 p.m.
Program starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm


Ticket Information

(all tickets and tables include dinner and dessert)

$75 for a single seat
$525 for a table of 8
$500 to sponsor event and 2 seats in fourth row
$1,000 to sponsor event and a table of 8 in the second or third row
$2,500 to sponsor event and a table of 8 in the first row

Cannot attend the event but still want to make a donation? Thank you! Please click here to support the programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington.

SMART Girls, STRONG Women Event Information

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is excited to announce that Ann St. John, Sue Ellspermann, Sara Hamidovic, Tina Peterson, and Jannie Vaughan have all agreed to be involved with our annual SMART Girls, STRONG Women event at Ivy Tech’s Shreve Hall on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Dinner buffet opens at 5:45 p.m. The program will begin at 6:00 pm with a live auction to end the night by 8:00 pm.

Proceeds will go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington and their female mentoring programs such as “S.M.A.R.T. Girls.” Check below for more information on the program.

What Does Your Participation Support?

S.M.A.R.T. Girls offers young women – ages 8 to 17 – guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and more. Encouraging young women to have healthy attitudes and lifestyles, S.M.A.R.T. Girls helps them reach their full potential. Through dynamic sessions, group activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships.

Other topics addressed include how the media influences attitudes about females; date rape and sexual harassment; sexually transmitted diseases; sexual myths and truths; getting regular gynecological care; and physical and emotional changes girls experience.  Your donation goes towards supporting this and other Boys & Girls programs that help our young women reach their full potential.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to be a sponsor for SMART Girls, STRONG Women?

Fill out this Sponsorship Level Sheet and send to: Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, P.O. Box 1716 Bloomington, IN 47402. Or call Jaci Kiktavy, Resource Development Associate, at 812-332-5311 ext: 215. You can also email her at jkiktavy (at) bgcbloomington.org.


A special thank you to our 2018 SMART Girls, STRONG Women Sponsors….coming soon!


September 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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