News & Press Releases

Darla Otey Receives Hero Award from Pinellas Park Rotary Club

May 24, 2021

Among the heroes recognized on Thursday, May 20, 2021 by the Pinellas Park Rotary Club was Darla Otey, the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Pinellas.  The award honored Girls Inc.’s efforts in improving education and economic development.

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Girls Inc. of Pinellas Receives $85,000 Grant from the Schoen Foundation In the Midst of Non-Profit Downturns

January 18, 2021

Girls Inc. of Pinellas received a generous $85,000 in grant funding from the Schoen Foundation. This grant would have a weighty impact on the organization’s ability to continue to offer its services at any time; but, in this climate the value of this grant is truly magnified. The impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit community has been unprecedented. It has affected the capacity and sustainability of every nonprofit — from education to the environment, affordable housing to mental health services, animal welfare to the arts — very few organizations have emerged unscathed.

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Power Panel’ of professional women offer advice on business success at Girls Inc. of Pinellas

December 28, 2020

From the Weekly Challenger:
Continually reaching out to the community to support their programming and initiatives, Executive Director Darla Otey recently sponsored a “Women in Leadership Power Panel” to encourage and inspire women in the community in early or in-transition business careers. Each panelist offered an overview of their roles and responsibilities. They all spoke to the challenges and realities of sometimes being the sole female among a sea of men in the business world. Chatterton pointed out that women still only make up 21 percent of business executives.

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Call to Artists! Girls Inc. of Pinellas Seek Donations for Virtual Art Auction

December 6, 2020

Girls Inc of Pinellas is seeking donated artwork from local artists who wish to give back by donating a selected piece of art for inclusion in a virtual fundraiser via an Online Auction that will go live each month with a new piece of art. The organization is happy to include information about the artist to accompany the art. Since this is an ongoing monthly virtual auction, a deadline does not apply As long as Girls Inc of Pinellas is receiving the donated art, the monthly auctions will continue on! The virtual event will also be promoted on the Girls Inc of Pinellas social media platforms.

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Avan Armaghani, MD to Lead Full STEAM Ahead! Programming as They Enter a New Week

November 3, 2020

We are excited to announce that Avan Armaghani, MD, Assistant Member in the Department of Breast Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center will lead the way during the week of November 9th  Full STEAM Ahead! Programming.

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California Closets Supports Girls Inc

November 1, 2020

Girls Inc of Pinellas continues to lead the way in inspiring girls to pursue their dreams with California Closets

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Girls Learn How to Dream Big When It Comes to STEAM Careers

October 25, 2020

The Girls Inc. of Pinellas STEAM program was featured on ABC Action News. Executive director Darla Otey and girls from the program were interviewed along with Rachael Rovegno of Tech Data Corporation.     Click to Read the Article

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Girls Inc. of Pinellas STEAM Programming Concludes their Second Week Strong, Featuring Tampa Powerhouse, TECH DATA

October 23, 2020

Girls Inc. of Pinellas wrapped up their second week of STEAM Programming with sponsor Tech Data. Tech Data is one of the largest Tampa Bay employers. Rachel Rovegno, Cisco Security at Tech Data’s Vendor Business Executive, led the week’s virtual programming.

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Girls Inc. of Pinellas Appoints New Director of Programs

October 20, 2020

Lisa Mitchell has been named the new Director of Programs of Girls Inc. of Pinellas.  Mitchell’s experience runs deep and brings with her valuable insights and knowledge that will be of tremendous benefit to the entire organization. 

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Girls Inc. of Pinellas Is Preparing for 10 Weeks of STEAM Programming for Pinellas County Girls Partnership Opportunities Available

July 8, 2020

Girls Inc of Pinellas county will be launching our Full STEAM Ahead! programming for girls. This full 10 weeks of dedicated after school programming is designed to inspire girls to pursue leadership roles in STEAM-focused fields. We are seeking proven leaders in each of the respective industries to become one of ten corporate sponsors.

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Girls Inc. of Pinellas Receives $40,000 Grant from Girls Inc. National

June 30, 2020

Girls Inc. of Pinellas is pleased to announce that it is one of the affiliates of Girls Inc National that received support in the form of a grant for $40,000 from the Girls Inc. National headquarters.

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Girls Inc. OF Pinellas Receives a $63,000 Grant From United Way Suncoast

June 17, 2020

Girls Inc. of Pinellas is pleased to announce that United Way Suncoast provided a $63,000 grant to the nonprofit. These funds will allow 63 Pinellas County girls to attend Summer Camp at no cost.

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