The First Annual GCL Gala

GirlsComputingLeague will be hosting it’s first annual Donor Appreciation Gala for both present and future donors on May 18th at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the beautiful Smithsonian Castle in DC, and will serve as an excellent networking event for any technologist. We hope to see you there!

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May 18th, 2019 at 7:00 PM


The Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC 20560)

Individual Minimum Pledge



$1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $25,000

Smithsonian Castle

This is the venue for the GCL 2019 Gala!

“Inspiration to Innovation”

In 2018 GirlsComputingLeague made a significant impact in students throughout Northern Virginia and the DC Metropolitan area. We have served a little over 4,000 students with our coding organizations, summits, and workshops, and in the coming year, we have even greater ambitions to take GirlsComputingLeague to a number of cities and students across the US.

To further our mission of shifting the balance of diversity in the technology workplace, we need your help to bring modern technology education to classrooms full of young women and students in the socioeconomic and racial minorities. This event will give our present donors a summary of the work we have done and will help future donors determine how they can contribute to our impact in the coming year.

Pricing and specific details are still being determined, however, if you are remotely interested in joining us for this event, please fill out the registration form below, and we’ll email you more details as we iron them out.


Word From Our Founders

Kavya and Neeyanth will share a quick recap from the following year and share some of the goals and ambitions of the organization for 2019.

Keynote Speakers

We will have a series of expert technologists speaking at this event, sharing about their contributions to GirlsComputingLeague.

Our Impact

Our team will give you a complete view of the progress GirlsComputingLeague has made as a non-profit and show how the organization is touching students and making a difference in local communities.

Team Introductions

This year GirlsComputingLeague is proud to introduce some new members to our team, and we want to give our donors a chance to meet them and see how they will be performing outreach for the organization in the future.

Vision Update

GirlsComputingLeague is looking to expand its reach across the country this year, and we want to share our vision for the coming year as we make attempts to grow.

Words from Our Mentors

To wrap up the evening, you’ll get the opportunity to meet some of the adults and mentors helping power GirlsComputingLeague.


Wendell Ocasio

Wendell Ocasio

CTO, AbleVets LLC.

Ritesh Soni

Ritesh Soni

Vice President of Data Science, Capital One

Ashok Nare

Ashok Nare

CEO of Kollabio; Former CTO of Octo Consulting

Want to Speak at the 2019 GCL Gala?

If you have seen GirlsComputingLeague make an impact in the community or want to help GirlsComputingLeague in their mission, we’d love to have you speak!

Anjali Ramakumaran

Anjali Ramakumaran

CEO of Ampcus

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler

Director, LearnServe International


Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

Past Senior Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the President, The White House


Ryan McElveen

Ryan McElveen

Member At-Large, Fairfax County School Board

Dominic Delmolino

Dominic Delmolino

CTO, Accenture

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services; Former CIO of USCIS

Gil Alterovitz

Gil Alterovitz

Harvard Medical School, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow


Are you interested in attending this evening dinner with the GirlsComputingLeague? Fantastic! Registering for our Gala is a simple two step process: Scroll down to complete both steps in order, and then you’ll be one our guest list! Please follow the instructions carefully to avoid any errors in processing your seat.

Step 1

Please fill out the registration form below and make donation pledge for the event. You will need to register with an email address associated with the PayPal Account you wish to donate from. Note: Completing the registration form does not guarantee you a seat at the gala, you must proceed to step two to finish the process.

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Step 2

Click the button below to launch our PayPal donation page. As a reminder, please complete your donation by paying with the PayPal Account associated with earlier-entered email-address. 


GirlsComputingLeague a nonprofit who aims to empower underrepresented groups in the technology workplace by fostering the interests of young women in computer science, data science, and technology. We specialize in teaching computer science, data science and information technology concepts to students in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area.


GirlsComputingLeague is indeed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 47-5186652). All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. We rely on corporate sponsors and individual donors to fund our programs and our team is entirely volunteer-based. You can see a full list of our Executive & Corporate Supporters on our Supporters page. Thank you for considering donating to GirlsComputingLeague. We truly appreciate your generosity!