Honoring Reese Witherspoon’s Philanthropy Efforts with Girls Inc.
Reese Witherspoon, alongside her clothing company Draper James, has invested in Girls Inc. locations across the country, focusing her philanthropy efforts on financial literacy for young women.
In November 2016, Reese was honored at the Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon. Honorees are paired with Girls Inc. National Scholars who share personal stories of overcoming challenges and how the honoree has motivated her to achieve her academic, personal, and career goals.
Enjoy hearing directly from Reese at the Luncheon in the video clip above. She reflects on her commitment to the inspiring work we are doing together. Thanks to the philanthropy of Reese Witherspoon we are continuing to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!
A Stellar Career
For over 20 years our Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon has acknowledged the achievements of many remarkable trailblazers. Through her long-standing and successful career, Witherspoon has provided audiences with dynamic portrayals of strong, captivating women. She earned an Academy Award, Best Actress, for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line. She was also nominated for her performance as Cheryl Strayed in Wild.
Witherspoon owns a production company, Pacific Standard. She is the founder of Draper James, a lifestyle brand that focuses on Southern living. She is also actively involved in women advocacy organizations. Reese Witherspoon’s philanthropy efforts are making the difference in children’s lives too — through her contributions to Girls Inc. among others.
Where Support and Shared Passion Meet
“Through her accomplishments as an actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Reese Witherspoon demonstrates incredible drive and success that inspires all girls,” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. “Through her philanthropic initiative, the Draper James Economic Literacy Program, Girls Inc. girls are on the path to becoming confident, savvy, and financially independent women. We are thrilled to recognize her accomplishments.”
Celebrating Reese Witherspoon and Her Philanthropy Efforts with Girls Inc.
Reese shared that Girls Inc. “really gives young women a leg up during critical years. I think it’s just such an incredible program and it’s been going for over 150 years in this country. They just help kids a lot.”