$50 – $60

The 2019 Girlfriend Gala

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Penn Oaks Golf Club

150 Penn Oaks Drive

West Chester, PA 19382

View Map

Event description

Description

JOIN US AND CELEBRATE YOUR VICTORIES WITH YOUR FABULOUS GIRLFRIENDS!

At THE GIRLFRIEND GALA, the 13th Annual Victorious Woman Celebration, we celebrate our victories in the most EMPOWERING way! Come with your girlfriends or come by yourself and meet new girlfriends!

And you'll be helping other women through this year's beneficiary, The Victorious Woman Scholarship at Neumann University. We donated $3000 to the scholarship in previous years and the recipient couldn't have been more appreciative!

Here's what to expect:

  • FOOD (buffet dinner, great desserts, cash bar)
  • INSPIRATION from great women
  • Great CONVERSATIONS and LAUGHS with interesting women
  • Easy NETWORKING
  • COMEDY
  • MUSIC
  • Amazing liquor DESSERTS from Full-Spirited Flavours
  • SWAG BAG valued at (at least) $50
  • COOL silent auction and raffles, and
  • The FEEL GOOD that comes from helping another woman. This year our recipient is the Victorious Woman Scholarship at Neumann University.

Dress is business casual.

It's hard to explain exactly how the "magic" happens at The Girlfriend Gala, but here's what some women have said:Girfriends laughing at the gala

  • "We became instant friends with "The Prosperity Sisters" and are all looking forward to getting together again. I thoruoughly enjoyed myself and learned a lot in the process." - Carol

  • "I had a great time tonight. It was a nice break in my hectic schedule. The people at my table were terrific!" - Maureen

  • "What a wonderful event and the enthusiam was terrific!" - Peggy

  • "...one of the best evenings in which I have ever participated. Thank you!" - Dottie

The Girlfriend Gala is such a good time that women come back year after year - to celebrate with their soul-sister girlfriends and to meet new ones. Join us for the fun and the inspiration! Register for Girlfriend Gala
(Early Bird Price is $50, then it increases to $60 )



History of The Girlfriend Gala

In 2006, May was designated by McGraw-Hill's Chase's Calendar of Events as International Victorious Woman Month. That year the celebration started as a pot luck in Annmarie's home. As it got bigger, Annmarie moved the celebration into her town of West Chester, PA. Celebrations were sponsored by local businesses at their West Chester locations.

In 2011, Annmarie partnered with the Edgmont Country Club to help promote the GM's newly formed foundation. The event was called "Victory and Tea - Not Your Mother's Tea Party." There were 35 guests that year, eight vendor tables, and a couple raffle items.

The event was a success and, in 2012, the Victorious Woman Celebration became The Girlfriend Gala. The beneficiariy was Safe Harbor for the Homeless. The vendor tables were gone but the raffle table got bigger and better. Mental Health advocate Carol Kivler was our guest speaker that year and Theresa Hummel Krallinger was the first to make The Girlfriends laugh with her special brand of comedy (the first of many Girlfriend Gala appearances).

By 2016, The Girlfriend Gala needed to move to a bigger venue, and it's new home, the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester. We had over 100 women in attendance. That year, newcaster Pat Ciarrocchi inspired The Girlfriends with stories about what she learned from her girlfriends over the years. Cathy Sikorski tickled them with her comedic story of how she lost her granmother in the mall.

Since becoming a fundraiser, we've donated over $20,000 to our beneficiaries, including Safe Harbor for the Homeless, Home of the Sparrow (tranisition housing for women and children), and the Phil-Hanna Scholarship Fund for Women. 2018 saw the distribuiton of the first Victorious Woman Scholarship at Neumann University.

We welcome you this year! Join us and see what the fun is all about!

Tricky tray & silent auction at the Girlfriend Gala

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Penn Oaks Golf Club

150 Penn Oaks Drive

West Chester, PA 19382

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved