Girls Think Tank (GTT), a San Diego-based nonprofit comprised of young attorneys, other professionals and people living on the streets, will host its fifth annual gala, “Stories Matter,” to raise funds for programs that advance basic human dignity in San Diego. Come celebrate and cheers to the next chapter of Girls Think Tank. Enjoy an evening of dancing under San Diego's skyline with DJ Eric Cahill of The GiG Entertainment, while learning about the stories that matter from your neighbors living on the streets. The gala will take place this Saturday, May 31 from 7 - 10pm at the new downtown library located at 330 Park Blvd.
“Our annual galas are a celebration of how far we’ve come and a reminder of how much more we must accomplish,” said Emily Crowley president of GTT. “Each year, people who meet us for the first time at this gala become motivated to proactively help our displaced neighbors. It’s a beautiful thing.”
girlsthinktank.org. Each ticket includes a tasting menu from top local chefs and food purveyors, including fresh fish center Catalina Offshore, farm-fresh Indulge Contemporary Catering, “inauthentic Mexican food” from Bull Taco, Korean BBQ from Wrench & the Rodent, food from Chef Karrie Hills of The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge and The Red Door, delicious sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes and more. Tickets also include live music, hosted beer, wine and special GTT cocktail, onsite parking, one raffle ticket, and access to the silent auction. No-host cocktails will be available for $5. Guests of the gala are invited and encouraged to dress as their favorite literary character.
All proceeds from the event go to Girls Think Tank’s programs, including the Transitional Storage Center on 16th and Commercial, where displaced citizens can leave their belongings while interviewing, working, attending school or enjoying mobility; a free legal clinic for the displaced; and summer and winter survival backpacks as well as other grassroots and policy initiatives.
“We’re overwhelmed by the support of local individuals and businesses who have donated to this year’s event,” Crowley said. “We exist to serve the San Diego community, and members of that very community have stepped up to ensure that plight is realized.”
Monies raised from past galas have helped Girls Think Tank fund survival backpacks for homeless veterans and others living on the streets (over 2,500 backpacks distributed so far) and, most recently, helped Girls Think Tank’s downtown Transitional Storage Center continue to serve the community.
For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit girlsthinktank.org.