Girls Nite Out event benefits WINGS

Following the resounding success of the “Girls Nite Out” event held May 9 in downtown Northfield, the “Girls Nite Out” organizing committee has given a portion of the event proceeds in the amount of $1,500 to the local philanthropic group WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support). Organizers also announced that part of the proceeds from this annual event will be given each year from now on to WINGS.

Shown in the photo are committee members Abby Erickson, By All Means Graphics; Joyce Hoogenakker, owner of Women and Kids on Division; and WINGS President Lynn Vincent.

This is the second year of the “Girls Nite Out” event that last month drew a large crowd to downtown Northfield for an evening of shopping, dining, fun and relaxation. WINGS thanked the almost 50 participating businesses this year, as well as the sponsors: the Grand Event Center, First National Bank, and the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation.

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive such a wonderful donation,” said Vincent. “These are funds that will go directly to meeting the WINGS mission of improving the lives of women and children in the Northfield area.”

WINGS is a philanthropic organization that works to expand the numbers of women in philanthropy and to improve the lives of women and children in the Northfield area through focused giving. Founded in 2000 by a group of Northfield women, WINGS has given more than $240,700 in grants to local nonprofit organizations to fund projects helping women and children realize their potential.

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