Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon raises more than $410,000 for at-risk girls

Nina Munson, Jaycee Lee Dugard and Chris Anderson (submitted photo)

Nina Munson, Jaycee Lee Dugard and Chris Anderson (submitted photo)

Kidnapping survivor, author and keynote speaker, Jaycee Lee Dugard, shared her story of resilience and triumph at Florence Crittenton’s 14th Annual Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Also, center back for Team USA and 2015 FIFA World Cup Champion, Julie Johnston, was honored with the Head start, Opportunity, Positive future and Education — also known as HOPE — award for her work to empower young girls.

On Thursday, March 10, over 800 inspirational leaders, including emcee, Heather Moore, and event co-chairs, Nina Munson and Chris Anderson, attended the luncheon to celebrate the non-profit’s 119 years of service to at-risk girls and young women in the Valley.

The luncheon raised over $400,000 dollars that will directly support Florence Crittenton’s core programs such as its Therapeutic Group Home, Girls Ranch—Phoenix and Scottsdale, Permanent Supportive Housing and the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona.

“Jaycee and Julie both have stories of resiliency that will empower and resonate with the realities of so many girls,” stated Dr. Kellie Warren, CEO of Florence Crittenton, in a press release. “They are incredible role models and it was great for our girls to hear first-hand that it is possible to overcome hardships in order to make a difference.”

For more information on Florence Crittenton and its upcoming community events, visit www.flocrit.org.

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