Role Model Celebration - Alternatives For Girls

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Role Model Celebration

In recognition of International Women’s Day, join us at The Henry Ford on Thursday, March 7, 2024, as we celebrate the accomplishments of extraordinary women in our shared community and the accomplishments of the girls and young women we serve. The 2024 Role Model Celebration will be hosted by Fox 2 anchor Hilary Golston.

We are currently accepting sponsorships for the 2024 Role Model Celebration. To view the sponsorship packet, click here.

If you are interested in submitting items for our Live and Silent Auctions, you can view the auction packet here for information on what items are accepted and how to deliver them to Alternatives For Girls (AFG).

Tickets for the event will be available for purchase beginning in January 2024.

For more information on sponsorships, auction items, and tickets, please contact Amenia Army at

Honorary Event Chairs

AFG is excited to announce the 2024 Role Model Celebration Event Chairs, Maxine and Marvin W. Beatty!

For decades, Maxine and Marvin Beatty have been
visible leaders living and working in and committed to
the Detroit community. To read more about Maxine and Marvin’s accomplishments and community involvement, click here.

The 2024 Role Models:

Duc Nguyen Abrahamson 
Duc is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) providing specialized consultation on Asian hate crimes, DEI, strategic planning, fundraising, and other topics. She is also a member of several local and national committees and boards that are focused on being a visible and vocal advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the global level.  

Violet Gintsis
Violet is a first-generation immigrant who moved from Greece to Flint, Michigan when she was 10 years old. After spending nearly 40 years in the banking industry as one of the few female executives at her company, she became a Beyond Juicery + Eatery franchisee at the age of 60. Today, Violet is a partner with AFG’s Workforce Development program, where she employs AFG participants to work in her stores. 

Dr. Marlo Rencher 
Dr. Rencher is an entrepreneur, anthropologist, and educator with over two decades of experience in startup and small business development. Currently, she is the president of Detroit Means Business in addition to being a founding member of three tech startups. Dr. Rencher is also deeply invested in researching the funding gap for Black women tech founders.  

To view all of AFG’s past Role Models, click here.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

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