Local nonprofit receives $56,300 gift from Arizona-based company

The Second Annual Colony American Homes Golf Classic was held on May 1, in memory of Brynne Smith, a former employee who passed away in 2013. The Arizona-based rental property firm honors her legacy by hosting a golf tournament to raise money for a cause that she would cherish. This year, the Girls Rule Foundation, a local 501(c)(3), was chosen as the recipient of a $56,300 donation. The Girls Rule Foundation builds life-changing workshops and programs aimed to inspire, educate and empower young girls between the ages of 12 and 18. The purpose of these resources and educational programs is to provide the necessary tools and information to turn young girls’ dreams into realities, according to a press release.