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Teenage Girl Power donates $10,000 to Cameron Gallagher Foundation

Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 06:38:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Cameron Gallagher Foundation is receiving a $10,000 grant from a group created and run by teenage girls.

1 - Girl Power Grants - Big Give 3.16.16

Girl Power Grants selected the nonprofit to receive the check. The Cameron Gallagher Foundation was among three finalists for the money.

6- Girl Power Grants Big Give 3.16.16

Morgan Rhudy founded Girl Power Grants in 2014, when she was just 13 years old. It is a nonprofit grantmaking organization for girls ages 12‐17.

"We run on a general concept where 100 girls get together, each raise 100 dollars, so we can annually fund a 10,000 dollar grant.”

The girls secured an impressive 68 members in their first year with a goal to reach 100 girls in future years.

Together, they raised $10,000 to give away, and they received 16 grant applications from Richmond-area nonprofits.

On Wednesday, March 16, the group will hear presentations from three organizations, then vote on which group will receive the $10,000 check.

Connor's Heroes, The Friendship Circle and the Cameron Gallagher Foundation are the finalists.

The giveaway runs from 6-8 p.m. at the Sabot at Stony Point School.