$10k grant for Girls Rising

$10k grant for Girls Rising
Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton, left, with members of Antigone Rising. On Dec. 19, the county legislature voted unanimously to approve a $10,000 Hotel-Motel Occupancy Fund grant for Girls Rising. (Photo by Peter M. Budraitis)

Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) is proud to announce that the full Legislature voted unanimously on Dec. 19 to provide final approval for a $10,000 Hotel-Motel Occupancy Fund grant for Girls Rising, a Sea Cliff-based not-for-profit founded by the members of the all-female rock group Antigone Rising.

Those funds will be dedicated toward advancing the mission of Antigone Rising’s Girls Rising Foundation, which seeks to empower and inspire girls and LGBTQ+ youth to pursue careers in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Girls Rising partners with school districts and youth centers to provide strong role models for youth and create innovative programs that inspire youth through live performances, presentations and workshops. The Girls Rising Music Festival, which is held annually in Glen Cove’s Morgan Park, is a cornerstone of the organization’s outreach efforts.

“I have known the members of Antigone Rising for almost my entire life and it has been wonderful to watch their careers thrive and the scope of their philanthropy blossom,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I thank Parks commissioner Darcy Belyea for working with us to amplify the Girls Rising Foundation’s efforts to continue delivering resources that help young girls thrive and fearlessly pursue their dreams.”


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