If it wins, the gift will go toward its on-site medical crisis services.

Getson, an attorney, said she’s preparing for Thursday’s pitch the same way she would an oral argument in court.

Though all the women deeply want to win after they’ve invested so much time learning about the charities and crafting their pitches, each emphasized that PYP’s model means it’s a “win-win situation” whatever the outcome.

“Even if we don’t get the money, we’ll have won because we brought more awareness,” Solomon said. “This is a great model for charitable giving.”

Bailey matched Solomon and Getson in her desire to win, but she heartily agreed the education element is the most significant part of the process.

Every member also discussed the importance of PYP serving as a collaborative giving group.

‘We’re harnessing everyone’s strengths and resources to create a new way of giving,” Lindia said. “We want this to make a sound and not just be a drop in the bucket.”

Lindia, who had worked in marketing for Kaplan Test Prep, added PYP is an outlet for many mothers in the community who sharpened their presentation skills in the corporate world but now primarily raise children.

PYP’s founders are already dreaming of how their group will expand to other communities across the nation and to younger generations, including their daughters.

LeMasters said she believes this format can translate to high school girls, in whom she wants to instill the “notion early to stand up for what you believe in.”

They haven’t begun formally working on that piece yet, but they are already finding ways to involve students.

Four students from Sacred Heart Greenwich will put their broadcast journalism skills to use by filming and crafting a video PYP will use to recruit new members. PYP leaders visited Ellyn Stewart’s broadcasting class and told students about their philanthropy. They asked the girls to attend Thursday’s pitch competition and the December event when they give the check away.

When senior Ellen Pucel heard about PYP, she said she thought it was “the coolest thing ever and everyone wanted to be part of it.”

Along with Pucel, Olivia Monahan, Christina DeConcini and Charlotte Sheehan will put together the video package.

Stewart said all four girls are leaders both in school and in outside video contests. “PYP fits into the type of real-world experiences and community service we try to give the girls,” Stewart said.

Sheehan added she and her classmates “connect with PYP‘s advocacy for female empowerment” since they attend an all-girls school.

Regardless of what project PYP members ultimately choose, its mission is already forming a deep impression on the community.

“It all shows the power women can have when collaborating,” Lindia said.