GlamourGals Wins Prestigious Manhattan Institute Award
NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2011)– GlamourGals was honored at the Manhattan Institute’s 11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Awards on November 3, 2011. The Manhattan Institute recognized entrepreneurs whose creative approaches to some of society’s greatest challenges influence the way we think about helping those in need.
Nominated by Executive Board Member, Louis Valerio, GlamourGals’ founder and president, Rachel Doyle, is one of five winners awarded the Richard Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship with a prize of $25,000.
“What impresses me most is that this is not an organization that was started by a student and then left behind when high school ended, but instead has flourished and continued to grow through the commitment of volunteers, donors like myself, and its dedicated founder,” says Mr. Valerio.
The Manhattan Institute is a think tank, 501 (c) (3) whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. Nominations for the Social Entrepreneurship Awards are made by outsiders who have supported the organizations.
GlamourGals is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that has inspired and organized teens to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes since 2000. GlamourGals has 60 Chapters across 12 states that engage 800 teen volunteers to serve more than 2,000 senior women. Oprah Winfrey, The New York Times, and The Saturday Early Show on CBS have all commended the GlamourGals program. For more information, please visit www.glamourgals.org.