Girls 4 Science Hosts Fall Advisory Board Fundraiser With an Evening of Jazz

The 21+ event began at 6:00 p.m. with a private cocktail hour for Girls 4 Science board members and affiliates. Doors opened to the public at 7:00 p.m. where guests enjoyed an appetizer spread including cheese and charcuterie boards, Lou Malnati's Pizza, crudités and cheesecake bites. The night's activities featured a $20 wine pull, 50/50 raffle and a live jazz performance from Chicago vocalist Nikita Nichelle.

The event was sponsored by the Girls 4 Science Advisory Board. Additional ongoing sponsors include Cedar Concepts, City Colleges of Chicago, Horizon Therapeutics, Ingredion, ITW, The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation and the University of St. Francis.


Established in 2009 by Executive Director Jackie Lomax, Girls 4 Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing girls in Chicago ages 10-18 years old to opportunities in STEM. Its mission is to focus on developing skills and self-esteem, all while helping young girls build relationships to overcome barriers that may prevent them from achieving greater success in STEM careers.

It is Chicago's only all-girls science initiative to provide instructors in a state-of-the-art laboratory. Free hands-on enrichment programs are offered during six-week Saturday Science Academies at Malcolm X City College, Olive Harvey City College and St. Francis University in Joliet, in addition to field trips, mentorships and scholarships to 12th graders. Presently, Girls 4 Science is making science a reality for over 3,300 young women in the city of Chicago.

For additional information, or call (773) 401-6685.

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