Girls Inc. Hosts Bloomington Gala

By Montecito Journal   |   October 11, 2022
The crowd came out in their best Austen attire (photo by Ingrid Bostrom)

Community members were draped in elegance for the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria gala, Bloomington: A Jane Austen Era Affair, held on Saturday, September 24 at the Girls Inc. campus on Foothill Road. This year’s event honored “the diamond of the season,” Carpinteria resident Kevin Baird, for his dedication to local girls through his many years of support of the organization. Baird, who is the founder and president of Baird Wealth Strategy Group, was first introduced to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria by Ralph and Betty Brown more than 30 years ago, and soon after was asked to serve on the Board of Directors. Over the years he has attended and supported countless events for Girls Inc. in addition to spreading awareness of the nonprofit’s mission to other community members. Baird recently re-joined the Board and just completed another six-year term. 

This year’s gala featured a gourmet dinner catered by The Food Liaison, hosted bar, and silent and live auctions. All funds raised directly supported Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s programs and services to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Bloomington 2022 title sponsors included: S & S Seed, CARP Growers, and Chevron.

For more information about Girls Inc. Carpinteria, call (805) 684-6364 or visit


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