May 2015

2015 Summer Celebration Scholarship and Award Luncheon

Jeslin Shahrezaei

APRIL 15, 2015 – WEST COLFAX – Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) will honor local partners and volunteers at the Summer Celebration Scholarship & Award Luncheon on Friday, June 12, 2015. GIMD will be recognizing the following:
Corporate Partner of the Year: Liberty Media
Community Partner of the Year: Denver Public Library
Youth Program Volunteer of the Year: Chis Homolac
Teen Program Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca Brubaker

"We are pleased to honor and celebrate these great partners and volunteers at this year's Summer Celebration," Sonya Ulibarri, President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. "We would not be able to achieve all that we do and make a difference in the lives of girls in the Denver Metro area without these champions."

The Corporate Partner of the Year, Liberty Media, has been a long-time supporter of GIMD and joins past recipients CoBank, Comcast, and Lockheed Martin in this honor. The Denver Public Library will be recognized as Community Partner of the Year for their incredible support in launching and operating the Strong, Smart & Bold Coffee Cart at the new Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library.

Chris Homolac is an employee at Lockheed Martin and has been volunteering at GIMD for five years, generously giving hours of his time! Mr. Homolac began as a Program Assistant Volunteer, assisting instructors who facilitated First Lego League curriculum in 2010 to girls in first through fifth grade. He has continued to be of service since then, working with our youngest girls in our science and technology courses. Mr. Homolac is also responsible for recruiting and advocating for other Lockheed Martin volunteers for GIMD.

Teen Program Volunteer of the Year Rebecca Brubaker has been volunteering with GIMD since the fall of 2013, giving 650 hours of tutoring help to Middle School girls in grades 6-9. Ms. Brubaker creates tutoring agendas for the girls and works hard to encourage girls to achieve their full potential.

GIMD is also thrilled to award a total of $55,000 to the eight recipients of the 2015 Helen M. McLoraine and Rose Forbes Stephens Scholarships at the luncheon.

For more information about the honorees and the Summer Celebration Scholarship & Award Luncheon please call 303-893-4363x130 or visit

The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD offers a variety of educational, enrichment and empowerment programs for girls ages 6 to 18. GIMD programs, grounded in research and tested in the field, address educational, societal, and economic barriers girls continue to face. These programs encourage girls to master challenges, build self-esteem, and achieve confident and responsible adulthood. GIMD serves over 2,100 girls each year with life-changing programs. For more information, please visit
The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. The organization is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated, whose research-based programs and expertise on girls’ issues date back to 1864. For more information, go to
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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