mission & Vision

GlamourGals inspires and organizes teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women in senior homes.

We are creating a movement of compassionate teen leaders working to end elder isolation.

NEED & Impact

The problem of elder isolation is real.

Over 50% of seniors in care do not have any close relatives to visit them.*

The seniors like the extra attention. They are smiling and engaged, constantly speaking with the students.
— Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


Rachel Doyle founded GlamourGals in 2000 as a junior in high school in memory of her grandmother, who had recently passed away. The first GlamourGals makeover took place in Commack, New York with only three volunteers.

While in high school, Rachel operated GlamourGals as a local community service project. After receiving national press attention from the New York Times, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and the CBS Early Show, hundreds of people reached out to Rachel through her newly created website, GlamourGals.org. In response to this overwhelming interest, Rachel began helping other students create GlamourGals chapters in their own communities. 

GlamourGals was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2002 to create the structure needed for its continued growth. That same year, the annual GlamourGals Leadership Training Institute and the Glammy Awards were created to bring together the diverse and growing base of GlamourGals volunteers. 

In 2005, GlamourGals created the first version of GGchapters.org, an interactive volunteer website used to manage chapters around the country. Today, GGchapters.org is an essential tool GlamourGals volunteers use to post events, track their hours, journal about their experiences, and chart their impact. 

The first college chapter was established in 2008 at Vanderbilt University, in response to the demand of GlamourGals volunteers graduating high school who wanted to continue volunteering. GlamourGals continued to expand nationally as more and more people found out about its mission through speaking engagements, press, word of mouth, and partnerships with other service organizations. By 2009, GlamourGals had grown to 46 chapters in 16 states.

In 2015, the Women Helping Others Foundation awarded GlamourGals a transformational grant that allowed the creation of 30 additional chapters and secured the resources GlamourGals needs for a more sustainable future.

Today, there are almost 100 volunteer chapters in high schools and colleges across the country. We hope you will get involved with GlamourGals and help us continue to grow. 


Board of Directors

Marisa Kabasinskas, Chairwoman
VP Global Head of Business Transformation and Operations Management, Interpublic

Susan Schulz, Secretary
Writer / Editor / Content Strategist, Independent Consultant

Saralyn Doyle, Treasurer
Retired Elementary / Special Needs Teacher

Rachel Boyens, Director
Founder and CEO, GlamourGals Foundation, Inc.

Allison Hyers, Director
Vice President, Talent at West Elm

Gail Lamchick, Director
Attorney, Law Offices of Boris E. Efron

Joshua Wise, Director
Manager, STEM Strategy, Walmart





Andrew H. Tisch
Co-Chairman, Loews Corporation

Louis Valerio
Chairman and CEO, Progressive Financial Services

Lynn Calpeter
Chief Financial Officer, GE Water and Power

Michele Jacobson
Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Sara Terry
Vice President, Optimum Life, Brookdale Senior Living


Advisory Board

Mary Pennisi, Chairwoman
Lindsey SmithDeputy Chairwoman
Kadi McDonaldSecretary
Stephanie Azzopardi
Stephanie Ball
Amanda Bassen
Farrah Berse
Samantha Braunstein
Alina Casner
Sara Cisco


Allegra Cohen
Emily Collins
Noeleen Doelger
Alexandra Eaton
Erika Engleson
Cari Feingold
Didi Fraoli
Mary Hall
Amanda Hjellming
Julia Kim

Lauren Kondor
Elizabeth Korchin
Jennifer Leidel
Carolyn Liou
Brittany Lutz
Aliyah Paulsingh
Lauri Rasnick
Nikita Sabharwal
Anila Venkat
Elle Wu
Bonnie Yeomans

*National Center for Health Statistics