LILY NETWORK

We believe…

Women can help girls become strong despite odds that may be stacked against them.

We believe when women stand with girls,
girls learn they are not alone.

We believe when women work together,
we can create more opportunities for girls…

More support for the programs that help
them become leaders…

And more awareness that when we empower girls…

We build a better world.

Women Making a Difference for Denver Girls

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver created the Ladies in Leadership for Youth (LILY) Network to help shine the spotlight on issues faced by girls in their pursuit of equal access to opportunity. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver believes that investing in the futures of our members is one of the most rewarding and life-changing investments a person can make.

When you join the LILY Network, you will join an exclusive group of like-minded women – including some of Denver’s top community influencers – to inspire, empower, and encourage kids and teens to become the next generation of leaders in our community.

Join The LILY Network

Join today and help inspire, empower, and encourage girls to become the next generation of leaders in our community.

LILY Influencers donate $1,000 or more annually to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. LILY Champions donate $5,000 or more annually.

Contact LILY@bgcmd.org for more information.

Membership Benefits

LILY Champions

Events
• Admission for 10 at the summer networking event: Finding Your Voice
Leadership
• Opportunity to join LILY Steering Committee
• Voting participation in the selection of the annual LILY Challenge Theme for 2020
Connection
• Opportunity to participate in an annual volunteer project with Club girls
• Opportunity to participate in coordinated network social media activities
• Opportunity to participate in special ad hoc events with networking members
• Bi-Annual Impact Updates
Recognition
• Recognition at events and in BGCMD publications
• LILY Network commemorative pin

LILY Influencers

Events
• Admission for two at the summer networking event: Finding Your Voice
Leadership
• Voting participation in the selection of the annual LILY Challenge Theme for 2020
Connection
• Opportunity to participate in an annual volunteer project with Club girls
• Opportunity to participate in coordinated network social media activities
• Opportunity to participate in special ad hoc events with networking members
• Bi-Annual Impact Updates
Recognition
• Recognition at events and in BGCMD publications
• LILY Network commemorative pin

Valeri Pappas

“I am a very proud founder and supporter of the LILY network, as women in leadership are showing, now more than ever, that we can do amazing things when we stand together. “

Amy Parsons

“The work done through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is powerful and life-changing for students across Denver. I’m proud to be a part of the LILY Network as a way for me to connect with fellow professionals on the meaningful work of inspiring and empowering the next generation of leaders in our community.”

Cindy Kellogg

“It is a true privilege to serve on the LILY Network. I have treasured spending time in Boys & Girls Clubs over the years, getting to know the children and sharing in their growth and development. With everything going on all around us in the world today, this new network presents a unique, timely  opportunity to walk shoulder to shoulder with our young girls in the Clubs, helping them to feel empowered and to reach their full potential.”

Gina Fenton

“I’ve always been impressed with the important role Boys & Girls Clubs has played in local communities, but I’m particularly excited to be part this new initiative, the LILY Network. Encouraging young girls to set goals for themselves, follow their dreams and pursue leadership roles is extremely important. Anything we can do to inspire more girls to become leaders in their community is a move in the right direction! I’m confident that the more people learn about the LILY Network, the broader the organization will become.”

Lauren Schwartz

“Now more than ever I am committed to young women and girls having a clear path to leadership. I believe this starts with girls taking themselves seriously:  No more apologies for being competitive, for being achievers, or simply for having the drive to succeed. As long as you compete, achieve and succeed with honesty, integrity, and a healthy sense of humility, then you have nothing to apologize for, and you should never demur from the opportunity and indeed, the responsibility to lead.”

Carolyn Craig

“It is both a privilege and a pleasure to be part of the LILY Network. I am proud to have been involved with the amazing Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver for several years, and I have always been encouraged by the enthusiastic, hard-working and positive young people I have met in the Clubs. As an Influencer, I want encourage young girls to continue to believe in themselves and to help them to understand how to connect with support networks of successful people from all backgrounds.”

Kendall Carbone

“I am thrilled be a part of the LILY Network after having served on the BGCMD BOD in years past.   The mission of LILY to help shine a light on issues facing girls in their pursuit of equal access to opportunity is one that is near and dear to my heart.  My hope is that we can grow the amount of women who provide support and leadership opportunities so that girls are able to realize their full potential.”

If you have questions or would like more information about the LILY Network, please contact LILY@bgcmd.org or call 303-446-6805.

Check out the LILY Network Link

LILY NETWORK CHAMPIONS

Carolyn Craig
Kendall Carbone
Gina Fenton
Cindy Kellogg
Valeri Pappas
Amy Parsons
Lauren Schwartz

LILY Network Influencers

Nina Conley
Nicole Conroy
Jean Marie Daniel
Sidney Gates
Lesley Gray
Rebecca Gumaer
Heather Han
Abby Humphrey
Melissa Leder
Pam Leder
Katrina Morris
Maggie Morrissey
K.D. Sakraida
Marcy Smith
Amy Turner

If you have questions or would like more information about the LILY Network, please contact LILY@bgcmd.org or call 303-446-6805.

LILY Network Corporate Sponsors: