She’s the First at Finale

Lauren, Tammy, and me

This past Wednesday, I had the privilege of finally getting to meet Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of She’s the First, a not-for-profit organization that helps sponsor girls’ education in third world countries. The organization raises funds to send girls to school who otherwise could not afford it. My good friend Lauren knows Tammy personally, which is how she and I got started working with She’s the First. We held a fundraiser last year for girls in Haiti (check out the STF blog post about it here) and raised over $700. This year, we held another fundraiser named “Boston Gives Back” in November to send girls to school in South Sudan. So far we’ve raised over $1,500 and counting!

Tammy was in town for a conference so we decided to meet up for dessert at Finale, a dessert restaurant downtown. We chatted about the power of social media, the future of She’s the First, and the perils of being freelancers. Tammy is just a wealth of knowledge and has much more poise than someone her age usually has.

Finally, the desserts came out! Tammy ordered the cheesecake, which looked delicious! Lauren ordered the Boston cream pie which included mini whoopie pies (so cute!). I ordered the “seasonal cornucopia” which was a raspberry and blackberry cobbler with vanilla gelato on top. It also included a caramel nut bar and apricot cherry bread pudding with an anglaise on the bottom.

Overall, my favorite was the cobbler and the nut bars. The nut bars had big pieces of pecans and almonds with caramel holding it all together. Definitely a great balance of sweet and salty. The cobbler had big pieces of fruit and was just sweet enough.

The bread pudding was much more of a cake than a true bread pudding. It was a little too dense, but the anglaise was incredible! Lauren said hers was very good, and she said the whoopie pies were super chocolatey and decedent. I really enjoyed Finale. Even though I’ve been living in Boston for over 5 years, I had never been before that night. I would definitely go back.

If you would like to donate to mine and Lauren’s fundraiser, Boston Gives Back, we’re taking online donations through the end of the year. Check out our causevox page where you can learn more about our campaign and donate via pay pal.

Until next time!