Aug. 13, 2016 = Our most successful event EVER!

Wow! We are flying high after our graduation party blowout for Xiomara, our first Ninas Arriba graduate, and our most successful fundraiser to date!

My partner Jodi and I just got the final numbers from the show and, thanks to your generosity, this event nearly doubled last year’s fundraising totals. The silent auction alone raised $4,500, and with the help of individual and business donors, we were able to raise nearly $20,000 this year! Wow.

Ninas Arriba can now fully fund the remaining college semesters for Marta, Rosmery, and Vanesa, as well as provide a 6-month paid internship for each of them upon graduation! In past years we’ve scrambled to get enough funding together for each semester and now, we can truly plan for the future as we help each of our scholarship recipients take hold of theirs!

In addition to the heartfelt prowess of Austin musical phenoms Sara Hickman and Suzanna Choffel who brought the house down at the Stateside Theatre, we have so many people to thank! Huge hugs of thanksgiving to all our sponsors, silent auction winners, attendees and supporters all over the world for making it possible for driven young women like Xiomara, Marta, Vanessa and Rosmery to go after their dreams and embrace their full potential.

But the fun doesn’t stop here. If you weren’t able to donate before or during the event and would like to be make an impact in a young woman’s life, please click here and make a difference!

2016 Ninas Arriba benefit concert collage

Photos courtesy of our fab photographers Dave Pedley
and my dad, Gene Chavez!