On October 14, the law firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn hosted its 9th annual Femme Fête, honoring its female attorneys and clients, and other notable women. Almost 175 executive-level women attended, including Judge Adrienne Nelson, who is the chair of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars advisory board and the winner of the 2015 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. Her award will be presented to her at the Oregon State Bar Annual Awards luncheon in December.
Each year, Femme Fête helps bring awareness and donation opportunities to a non-profit that supports women and/or children. Thanks to Miller Nash Partner and Girl Scouts Board Member Mary Ann Frantz, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars - GSOSW's innovative program serving girls whose mothers are incarcerated at Coffee Creek in Wilsonville, Oregon - was the 2015 beneficiary. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum initiated the program in Oregon, and spoke so eloquently of the program at Femme Fête that $5,136 was donated! That includes a gracious matching grant from Miller Nash of $2,500.
These generous donations are enough to provide a full-service Girl Scouts Beyond Bars experience to three local girls for an entire year, enabling them to foster healthy relationships when visiting with their mothers twice a month at troop meetings, and heling them learn valuable leadership skills and positive decision-making throught he Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Thank you to all that made this possible!
Want to learn more? Visit the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars page.