Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital 2007 Annual Report Reaching New Heights Reaching New Heights Letter From the President and Executive Director Dear Friends of Girl Scouting: While it is tempting to boast about the Our council set “Reaching New Heights” is the perfect great news from the past year – and we theme for our report to you on the 2007 do a bit of that in this report – we hasten records in a Girl Scout year. As you read this account to add that our work is not done. Girls number of areas, of the year, you will discover that our remain on waiting lists as we work hard council set records in a number of areas, key among them, to recruit more volunteer troop leaders. key among them, membership. We take New funding sources for program are all- membership. immense pleasure in noting that the Girl important. But even as our on-going Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital challenges keep us reality-based, they had an all-time high membership of in no way diminish the grand accom- 79,401, including 55,392 girls in more plishments of the year and the many than 4,500 troops. achievements of Girl Scouts on their leadership journey. Certainly numbers alone do not begin to tell the entire story. It is enriched by We invite all who want to be part of the good news about excellent programs, largest leadership development organi- dedicated volunteers and exceptional zation for girls to find ways to share your partnerships with corporations and time and talent. And we heartily thank foundations. You will read that girls all who had any role, large or small, in Jan Angela throughout the metropolitan area bene- the successes of last year. We would fited greatly from all of the above, as our MISSION STATEMENT never have reached those lofty heights council “reached new heights” in those without you! Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, areas as well. confidence, and character, who Toward the end of our fiscal year, one truly amazing event stood out above all make the world a better place. others. That, of course, was the incredi- Angela Lancaster ble Sing-Along on The National Mall in President celebration of the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouting. When more than 175,000 Girl Scouts, family members and friends assembled on June 9th to commemo- Jan Verhage rate the anniversary, we created the Executive Director largest gathering of Girl Scouts in his- tory. It was a joyous occasion that none of us will forget. 1 Highlights Of The Year 2007 I About 8,000 Girl Scouts, family I Last year 183 girls earned the I 5,000 Girl Scouts participated in members and friends sampled a multi- Gold Award, the highest award a Girl sports and fitness activities, including tude of program activities at a grand, Scout can achieve. Some are shown yoga, dance workshops and hiking, and fun-filled Girl Scout Expo at the Dulles above at a reception. Eleven of these enjoyed events such as Girl Scout nights Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, girls were awarded Girl Scout Gold with the Washington Mystics and the VA, in October 2006. Award scholarships, 10 of them funded Washington Nationals. by the Wachovia Foundation and one funded by an anonymous donor. Respect Myself and Others. I MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS GSCNC served 79,401 members, including 55,392 girls in 4,587 troops and 24,009 adult members–an increase of 1,684 individuals over the previous year’s total. I A total of 103 teen Girl Scouts spent time in 39 Congressional offices as part of the 2007 Congressional Aide Program on Capitol Hill. U.S. Represen- tative Rodney Alexander (LA) is pictured above with an Aide. 2 3 Highlights Of The Year 2007 Live by the Girl Scout Law I Our second DC Step Showcase at I More than 100 teen girls took part Trinity University attracted nearly 1,000 in 16 Women’s Advisory Board-spon- girls and their family members–far more sored events, primarily dine-arounds than the 350 who attended the first held at homes of board members. In event in 2006. Fourteen step teams, in- the spring, 120 girls and women at- cluding the winning team, above, de- tended the board’s annual reception for lighted the audience with awesome current and former Gold Award recipi- I PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS precision performances. ents. Members of GSCNC’s Women’s Advisory Board, including Stephanie During the year, 75,443 participants I The ever-popular Bridging the Tsacoumis, Co-Partner-in-Charge, Gib- took part in council programs (not Gap science kits were used by a record son, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, (far right in 12,440 girls who enjoyed a wide assort- photo, with a teen Girl Scout) are among including camping and the 95th ment of math and science experiements our area’s most successful business- anniversary Sing-Along)–an increase that led to Try-its and badges. women. of 1.5% in program participants over I In the second year of Make the the previous year. Connection, a mentoring program funded by Booz Allen Hamilton, about 230 girls ages 11-17 participated in three workshops and a celebratory dinner. This represents an increase of nearly 30% over the previous year. Some 40 Booz Allen employees mentored the girls as they explored careers, visited a “technology petting zoo” and practiced 4 team-building skills. 5 Highlights Of The Year 2007 I Through the GSUSA-sponsored I GSCNC’s Young Leaders Program Girl Scout Destinations program, 18 was established to recruit and train col- GSCNC girls traveled domestically and lege students to be troop leaders and internationally, including educational take responsibility for weekly troop trips to Peru, Honduras and Alaska. Our meetings in low-income areas of our council sponsored a Girl Scout Destina- community. The YLP engaged 121 col- tion to the Galapagos Islands, and four lege students who led troops at 51 sites local girls were among 14 girls selected in the District of Columbia and Prince from around the county to participate in George’s County. The students worked the July excursion. with 946 girls, almost a 100% increase over the previous year. Nine schools of higher learning partici- pated in the YLP. Joining the two original partners, Trinity University and Howard University, were American University, Bowie State University, Georgetown Uni- versity, George Washington University, Prince George’s Community College, I Last year, 9,768 Adult Volunteers University of the District of Columbia Making the World were trained in classrooms and on-line and University of Maryland. A Better Place. courses, conferences, workshops and I OUTREACH TO THE HISPANIC other training sessions. Forty new train- The YLP was funded by the District of Co- COMMUNITY ers came on board, bringing the total lumbia Appropriations and other gener- GSCNC significantly increased the numbers number of volunteer trainers to 200 ous donors and also will receive support and many of them contributed to the from the U.S. Department of Justice in of registered Latinas. By year’s end, 3,630 success of last winter’s continuing edu- the coming year. The program repre- Girl Scouts identified themselves as cation conference for trainers and other sents an innovative approach to involv- administrative volunteers. Our 24,000 ing college students providing them Hispanic, a 19.5% increase over the adult members find countless ways to with new leadership skills and meaning- previous year. Outreach efforts such as volunteer throughout the year, including ful community service opportunities the 7,044 who served as troop leaders while increasing Girl Scouting in under- the Encuentro de Las Chicas Latinas leader- and co-leaders last year as well as those served areas. who helped with the cookie sale, ship conference and Celebrando Latinas camps, the annual SHARE campaign, brought many new Latinas to Girl Scouting. local publicity for troops, association meetings, and countless other areas where volunteer support is crucial. 6 7 Highlights Of The Year 2007 I GSCNC’s Inclusion Task Force held its 2nd Annual Program Aide Train- ing, “Working with Girls of ALL Abilities”, training 63 teen Girl Scouts to work with girls with disabilities in troop and camp settings. Some of the newly trained Girl Scouts subsequently worked as Pro- gram Aides at our summer day camps. A new Inclusion Specialist will work full- time to create opportunities for all girls, such as the one on the left in the top photo, who is demonstrating reading a braille message for her friends; further I More than 11,000 individuals par- develop training for program aides and ticipated in activities that focused on adults who work with girls with disabili- arts, crafts, history and cultural activi- ties, and institute a patch program on ties, up from 9,000 the previous year. full inclusion. They included our first Girl Scout Day at the National Building Museum in April, The good news in this arena continued where girls learned about green build- when, at the beginning of the 2008 Girl ing and explored careers in landscape Scout year, Mitsubishi Electric America architecture. Foundation (MEAF) announced award of a multi-year grant to support our coun- cil’s work serving girls with disabilities. I OPEN HOUSES OF FAITH I The Comcast Foundation-funded consists of a series of educational Zink the Zebra diversity education pro- forums intended to increase awareness gram served more than 2,000 girls, through the use of activity kits at troop about different faiths and religions. meetings and summer day camps. Three Zink the Zebra programs were During 2007, nearly 350 girls and adults held in low-income or underserved area, attended nine events representing including one at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick. seven faiths. Also, through GSUSA’s re- ligious recognitions program, 492 girls Serving God earned religious recognitions, up more and My than 40% from the previous year. Country. 8 9 Still Singing Af ter All These Years “Still Singing After All These Years” was Nearly 60 sponsors contributed to the The 95th anniversary Sing-Along was a held on June 9, 2007, on the National success of the event, all brought on flawless event that stretched out under “...the largest gathering of Mall near the Washington Monument in board through efforts of GSCNC and Girl sunny skies on a beautiful June after- celebration of the 95th anniversary of Scouts of the USA, which co-sponsored noon. Its success was tied directly to the Girl Scouts in history, with Girl Scouting. The grand songfest went the Sing-Along. A superb slate of pro- thousands of participants, sponsors, more than 175,000 Girl into the record books as the largest fessional singers, along with a few spe- volunteers and staff who eagerly joined gathering of Girl Scouts in history, with cial guests mixed in for fun, took turns in celebration of our organization’s rich Scouts, family members more than 175,000 Girl Scouts, family leading the massive crowd in song sets history as the nation’s premier leader- and friends”. members and friends. Participants rep- comprised of familiar favorites that ship development organization for girls. resented 49 of the 50 states and several everyone could enjoy. An energetic team Memories of the extraordinary day will countries. of media personalities served as em- live on forever. cees, and they expertly kept the action moving. The celebration also featured a Girl Scout Postal Station on the Mall, where a specially designed post card got its own unique Girl Scout cancella- tion, becoming an instant collector’s item. 10 11 Camping Highlights Girl Scouts love to go to camp, be it One camp in particular had good cause Properties summer, winter, fall or spring. Individu- for celebration during the summer of als sign up to go camping in the summer ’07, with achievement of a significant By far, the most significant property-re- months, while entire troops or groups of milestone: GSCNC’s annual Camp CEO lated camping news centered on work troops book campsites during the celebrated its 10th anniversary. It was being done to transform Camp Winona spring, fall and winter months. During fitting that a record number of women in Hughesville, MD, into GSCNC’s fourth the year, 47,822 youth and adults par- executives, 34, spent time at Coles Trip sleep-away camp. The expansion in- ticipated in GSCNC camping programs with 34 teen girls over the course of one cludes a new dining hall that doubles as at six of our camp properties and at pub- steamy week in August. Besides net- a great hall for meetings and trainings, lic and private campsites in the area. working and mentoring, kayaking on the two new glen shelter units, a new troop Aquia Creek, archery, singing and step lodge, a swimming pool and a shower Our sleep-away camps start filling up in dancing, participants enjoyed a 10th an- house. While troop camping takes January for one and two-week sessions niversary dinner party, earned a special place throughout the year, the inaugural that run from mid-June through mid-Au- 10th anniversary badge, and con- sleep-away camp sessions will begin gust. During the summer of 2007, a tributed to a commemorative scrapbook there in June of 2008. record 3,198 girls attended our three featuring creative work of the girls. sleep-away camps in Virginia: Coles Trip Camp CEO just gets better each year! near Stafford, May Flather near Bridge- water and Potomac Woods near Lees- burg. Activities such as swimming, kayaking, hiking, climbing and caving, horseback riding and learning archery For a lot of young people, our summer deliver almost as much fun as singing day camps, and a few summer evening and giggling with new and old friends. camps as well, deliver fun and friend- ship. In 2007, these camps served 8,513 Be a Sister to youth, including 2,630 in 22 commu- nity-based camps and 5,883 in 32 fee- Every Girl Scout. funded camps. Typically, registered Girl Scouts make up the largest number of participants at fee-funded camps. Many girls who are new to Girl Scouting attend our community-based camps as an in- troduction to experiences they can ex- pect once they join troops in the new school year. Both the community-based camps and the fee-funded camps pro- vide opportunities for games and sports, science experiments, arts and crafts, exercises aimed at enhancing one’s self-esteem and appreciating dif- ferences in others, and tips on healthy living. 12 13 Aiming High Girl Scout Cookies—and Cookies may be the best-known product G S U SA D e b u t s G i r l S co u t More that Girl Scouts sell, but there are also Leadership Experience bright, colorful GSCNC calendars that The hugely successful Girl Scout Cookie girls sell to friends and family members Girl Scouting is synonymous with leader- Program is the most comprehensive busi- each fall. Last year, girls sold 36,920 cal- ship. Girls from kindergarten through ness entrepreneurial and financial-liter- endars that generated income of high school “discover, connect and take acy training program available for girls. $68,439. And in the spring, troops action” as members of the world’s pre- Girls strengthen their skills in goal set- earned $156,244 to support GSCNC’s mier leadership development program. ting, communication, budgeting, manag- land, building and equipment fund by The 2009 Girl Scout year (beginning in ing money, working as a team and selling magazine subscriptions, books the fall of 2008) will bring new emphasis developing strategies to achieve goals. and CDs. None of the activity within the in this area with the debut of the Girl They discover the joys of consensus product sales arena would be possible Scout Leadership Experience. All girls building when they reach decisions about without the many, many volunteers who will embark on age-appropriate leader- how to spend their money. The program spend countless hours guiding the girls ship journeys that lead to various goals is a model of efficiency, as it is compe- and ensuring their safety. and incorporate new resources and new tently carried out over a three-month pe- awards. It will be an exciting time for all riod each winter by thousands of Girl Scouts! volunteers and troop members. Also next fall, there will be a slight shift in age levels for Girl Scouts: Girls in Grades K and 1 will be Daisies, Grades 2 and 3 will be Brownies, Grades 4 through 6 will be Juniors, Grades 7 and 8 will be Cadettes, Grades 9 and 10 will be Sen- iors, and our oldest girls, those in Grades GIRL SCOUT PROMISE 11 and 12, will be Ambassadors. On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law. Thanks to the popularity of Girl Scout Friendly and cookies, and more important, to thou- sands of friends of Girl Scouting who buy Helpful. cookies, millions of dollars are raised an- nually for troop activities and for council programs that benefit all GSCNC mem- bers. In the 2007 cookie sale, girls sold 4,103,700 boxes of Girl Scout cookies at $3.50 a box, and $2,469,780 of the profit was retained by troops and used to sup- 14 port their activities. 15 Making New Friends Great Partnerships Through the years, GSCNC has been for- tunate to have developed and nourished numerous partnerships with corpora- tions, foundations and other area busi- nesses. The rewards are two-fold: the quality of our programs is enhanced and girls are the big winners. Following are some key GSCNC partnerships that were important to our successes last year. I Booz Allen Hamilton and the Make the Connection program involving men- toring teen Girl Scouts I Marriott International, Morgan Stan- I Intelsat and the annual Girl Scout ley and Verizon, all supporters of Encuen- Day at the Air and Space Museum I CareFirst and the Grow Strong tro de Las Chicas Latinas leadership Healthy Living Program conference I Comcast Foundation and the Zink the I Northrop Grumman Foundation and Zebra Diversity Appreciation Program the Sprint Foundation for support of math and science programs I The Meyer Foundation for the Young Leaders Program that trains college stu- dents to lead troops in underserved areas I Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation for support of outreach to low-income com- munities I Fannie Mae, FedEx Corporation, GEICO, Comcast, OMI Business Commu- nications, Metro, Giant and Safeway for their outstanding support of the 95th an- niversary Sing-Along 16 17 2007 Financials Statement of Activ ities for the Year ended June 30, 2007 Year ended June 30 2007 2006 Changes in unrestricted net assets Revenues and Other Support Revenues Sales $13,665,438 $13,421,728 Cost of Sales 4,750,857 4,596,652 Net Sales Revenue 8,914,581 8,825,076 Other Support Camping and other program fees 895,082 866,431 Foundation and Corporate Contributions 791,942 612,387 SHARE Contributions 542,551 509,808 Investment Income & Other Income 538,055 436,740 United Way Designations 158,634 137,892 Total other support 2,926,264 2,563,258 Net Assets Released from Restrictions 951,855 1,039,940 Total Unrestricted Revenues, Gains and Other Support 12,792,700 12,428,274 Expenses Program Services Troop-type Service 5,443,058 5,226,408 Resident Camps 2,741,529 2,587,483 Day Camps 1,298,798 1,246,019 Adult/Volunteer development 919,295 910,271 Total Program Services 10,402,680 9,970,181 Supporting Services Fund-raising 947,159 930,765 Management and General 981,587 954,406 Total Supporting Services 1,928,746 1,885,171 Total Expenses 12,331,426 11,855,352 Increase (Decrease) in Unrestricted Net Assets 461,274 572,922 Changes in temporarily restricted net assets Revenue Capital Campaign contributions 172,714 939,707 Foundation and Corporate Contributions 357,152 370,500 United Way Grants - - SHARE (for Share Her Annual Real Expenses), GSCNC’s annual giving cam- Net Assets Released from Restriction (951,855) (1,039,940) Increase (Decrease) in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets (421,989) 270,267 paign that is managed by hundreds of volunteers in associations, service units and troops, brought in $542,551 in 2007 – 6% more than the previous year. Changes in permanently restricted net assets Revenue Each and every SHARE contributor and SHARE volunteer is important to the Permanently Restricted Revenue 239,665 262,705 Increase (Decrease) in Permanently Restricted Net Assets 239,665 262,705 overall success of the campaign. Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets 278,950 1,105,894 Net assets, beginning of the year 16,345,303 15,239,409 Net assets, end of the year $16,624,253 $16,345,303 A full copy of the financial statements of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, as audited by independent public account- ants BDO Seidman, LLP,is available for review at the council office. 18 19 Donor Highlights Corporations and Foundations Meltzer Group HSBC Matching Gift Program $25,000 and above Nixon Peabody Beckwith Contracting Booz Allen Hamilton Occidental Petroleum The Morris & Gwedolyn Luther I. Replogle Foundation $500-$749 Cafritz Foundation Score! Educational Centers Columbia Bank CareFirst Foundaton SunTrust Excel Institute, Inc. Comcast Foundation TMA Resources Freddie Mac Foundation Fannie Mae Washington Forrest Foundation GeoEquipment Corporation FedEx Laser Litho GEICO Employee Matching and Dollars for Doers Gifts Intelsat $250-$499 Allstate Giving Campaign Marriott International Elite Personnel America's Charities Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Gannett Foundation Corporations, Foundations and Government generously provided both restricted Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation AT&T National Philanthropic Trust BAE Systems Verizon Sun Microsystems Foundation and unrestricted funds during Fiscal Year 2007. GSCNC secured a total of $1,021,812 Chevron Sallie Mae Computer Sciences Corporation from these sources, $775,812 from foundations and corporations and $246,000 from $10,000-$24,999 Edison International BAE Systems Trefoil Circle Northrop Grumman Gold Members the District of Columbia Appropriations. The funds were used for a range of Girl Citigroup–Frederick Exxon Mobil Corporation $5,000+ Defywire IBM Judy A. Black Scout activities, including the fast-growing Young Leaders Program, community- John Edward Fowler Memorial Maryland Charity Campaign Elizabeth L. Lewis based spring and summer day camps, math and science workshops, programs cover- Foundation Microsoft Mary Pearson James M. Johnston Trust for Mitretek Systems Inc. Margaret Stillman ing financial literacy and appreciation of diversity, environmental activities, and Charitable & Educational Purposes National Semiconductor George Preston Marshall Foundation Network for Good Silver Members financial assistance for girls and adults. McGuire Woods, LLP Noblis $2,500 - $4,999 Morgan Stanley SBC Foundation Sandra S. Alexander Northrop Grumman Foundation Verizon Lynn Heebner Pepco Wells Fargo Virginia and Joseph Holinka PNC World Bank A. Angela Lancaster and Security Storage Cantwell F. Muckenfuss Sprint Foundation Julie Lee SHARE Trinity University Judy Reinhardt Corporate Contributors Wachovia Foundation $2,500+ Jan Verhage Washington Gas CVS Charitable Trust, Inc. Anonymous Miller's Office Products $5,000- $9,999 Svec Conway Printing, Inc. President’s Circle The Ad Solution, Inc. Founders Beacon Printing $1,000-$2,499 Boeing Nauticon Imaging Systems Suzanne Amsbaugh and Dana Proulx Calvert Mary L. Azcuenaga Capital One $1,000-$2,499 Karen and Ted Baker Clark-Winchcole Foundation Anchor Construction Corporation Kathy Beernink Community Foundation of Frederick GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Kathryn Benison County–Miller Wertheimer Fund Polinger, Shannon and Luchs Company Karen Bowman Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation The JV Schiro Zavela Foundation Patricia Bruce Dimick Foundation Trak Anne Deslattes and Earl R. Mays Early, Cassidy and Schilling Verizon Foundation Darlene and Fielden Dickerson Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation The American Legion Margaret Garrett MedStar Microsoft 20 Kristin Gerlach 21 Donor Highlights President’s Circle Jennifer and Benjamin Hendricks Caffin Gordon Founders (continued) Toni Keller Sue and Bob Guthridge The United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign regularly support GSCNC. Pamela J. Gibson Emily and G. Griffith Lindsay Artis Hampshire-Cowan Melissa Hardesty Julie R. Lineberry Shari Harvey Allocations made through the United Way’s Community Impact Funds totaled Victoria and Robert Hazard Doreen Meadows Katharine and Edward Heberg Kitty and Richard Dana Sharon and Denise Scarce Isora and Jeffrey Heckel $29,700, and designations through the United Way, Combined Federal Campaign Barbara Hunter Mahan and Mike Mahan Pat and Vico Henriques Pam and James Jelinek Friends and workplace fairs totaled $128,934. Patti and Rodger Howard Mary and Tom Johnson $500- $749 Edwin Istvan Sharon and Mark Jones Mary J. Adams Belinda James Stephanie W. Kanwit and Richard A. Nancy E. Adams Diane Jeffers Eisinger Marjorie A. Auer Golden Anne and James Juran Linda and Steve Kelly Angela Avant Cheryl Kariya Tish Kilpatrick Judy Baldwin Jane Kayser Barbara Krumsiek Catherine Bartels Stacie Kelly Bethann Laign Laura Bassett Donna Kissane Mary J. Layton Catherine and Richard M. Bertin Alma L. Knox Becky and David Legge Connie Binder Cynthia Koshatka and Michael Porter Patricia McGuire Julienne Bramesco Nina and Kenneth Krantz Kathy and Richard McKinless Donella P. Brockington Laila Krause Shawn Mullaney Broadine M. Brown Barbara J. Krebs Abigail C. Nichols and Carl Nelson Colleen H. Brown Susan Lacz Robin and Kavin Owens Deborah A. Brown Kathy Lavelle Lisa Page Karen and Parke Brown Boo Law Frances J. Phoenix LaVerne Brown Bobby Lerch Jean and Craig Sansonetti Kellie and David Peterson Paula and Michael Levy Mary Saunders Gail and Shawn Cali Denise Lewis Rhea S. Schwartz and Paul Wolff Martin Carr Marie J. Liebetrau Mary Gay Sprague Rose and Robert Cohen Judy and Donald Lokerson Jill Stelfox Anne M. Connors Barbara Lowis Lehmann Ruth and Lynwood Tart Becky and Ron Crouch Stacey B. Lucas P. Diane Tipton and David Bradt Cynthia Dahlin Natalie Ludaway Stephanie Tsacoumis Katherine Deffer Abby M. MacKness-Poore Terri Wallace Winnie Donaldson Maureen McCann Teresa B. Wallendjack Susan Ducey Joanne McDonough Judith Walter and Irvin Nathan Maureen E. Dwyer Deborah L. McFadden Sarah and David White Sandra and Gregory Edmonds Charlene Meidlinger Marianne and Ray Wilburn Shirley A. Edwards Perry Miller William Wilson Ruth and William Ensor Stephen Mohyla Wendy Wysong and Tracy Rickett Paula Everson Linda A. More Janet Fausett Susan and William Morris Leaders Barbara Anne and Rich Foster Jodi Morton $750-$999 Tyna and Randall Gaylor Stanley Myles Lynda Alicudo Carin Gendell Debra Neverson E. Lee Beard Elizabeth S. Gere Anna and Edward Nevius Kay M. Behall Donella Gibson Amy Newton Jeanine Elgin Edele Gilkey Caroline Nicholl Gail Engel Melissa and Jeremiah Glassman Cheryl Nostrand Sharon Fontanella Sharon Gleason Anne Parrish Stephanie A. French Beverly Gonzales 22 Debbie and Rich Pearce 23 Donor Highlights Friends (continued) Lorrie Caudle Annette Rollins Karen R. Penn Marie Cecil Janice Ryan Stefanie and Rich Powell Colleen Cibula Sandra Saha Sandra Proffitt-Marsteller Barbara Coates Robin Sharp Eleanor and Donald Reinhardt Judean Code Ashley Shiff Barbara Reinike Lou and George Cook Beth Silver Jacki Rizzo Gwendolyn F. Daniels Laura Sobolewski Jennifer Robertson Kenneth Davidson Sandra Sullivan Lisa Robinson Marzanne DeLapp de Anaya Beulah and Norman Sutherland Jean Rodrigues Chris Duda Ramona Tarkington-Deal Mary Rosewater Pamela Duncan Lydia Theunissen Adrienne Sedgewick Christina Eaglin- Hawthorne Anna and Goodwin Ting Bonnie Seklecki Kim Ellmore Dean Tostenson Carrie Seligmann Bruce A. Eposito Diane P. Trafton Patti Slay Jeri Fellerman Andy Tu Dorothy C. Smith Sara Flynn Murphy Virginia Vaglia Elnora B. Smith Laura and Wayne Spangler Jeanette Vaughan Kelly A. Smith Linda P. Foreman Denise Viau Trinette and Dwayne Campbell Kathryn Good Virginia Waller Financial Aid Ellen Smythe and Kenneth Davidson Joyce and Ed Greskovic Cynthia and Jay Wallin Lidia and Robert Soto-Harmon Rosalyn Groce Wendy Warren Girls and adults received $430,100 in financial aid in 2007, representing an increase Sue Stewart Penny and Leslie Halpern Susan Weiderhold Tine and Wyman Stone Nannette Henderson Susan Wileman over the previous year of more than 10.5%. The aid was used for membership, pro- Mary Szpanka Deborah Herrin Susan and Robert Willis Alexa Thomas Wilhelmina C. Holladay Charmaine T. Wilson gram assistance, camping fees and other expenses. Jane Toal Susan Ingrassia Teresa Wilson Deborah R. Van Wyck Sandra W. Jackson Marie Windt Debbie Walls Mary Kay Jones Judith B. Ward Sue Kohn Juliette Low Legacy Society Laurie A. Westley Nancy Lasik Meg S. Armstrong Denise White-Jennings Deborah and Dale Lazar Lois E. Bell-Toliver Susan Williamson Ross Maureen Lorenzetti Pamela Bingham Nancy and Clarence Willis Phyllis Lovett Donella P. Brockington Lisa and Dennis Wokeck Dana Lucas Karen and Parke Brown Jan Lucie William and Patricia Bruce Gold Key Members Lynn Mann Stanley and Mary Rose Chappelle $250-$499 Jennifer Marsh George and Louise Cook Carrie Accardi Melanie Mason Anne M. Connors Jennifer Anthony Sue McKenzie Constance T. Cordovilla Meg Armstrong Gregory Miller Marianne Cox Wilburn Nan Astone Eunice Minor Dexter Curry Sherri Battershell Marcos J. Montes Deana Demichelis Dorothy S. Bennett BettyJane Myers Darlene Dickerson and Andrea Bliss Kate Niewenhous Fielden Dickerson Jennifer Brooks Donna Oliver Ann Dilcher Andy Burness Barbara K. Ostrom Hattie Dorman Janet Burnette Sarah and Lawrence Phillips Susan Drew Thomas Kim Calder Lisbeth Prins Bert and Susan Edwards Kelly Campbell Kendra Reinmann Christina Eaglin-Hawthorne Julie Carlson Sangsook Roche 24 Jane Edwards 25 Donor Highlights Board of Directors (as of October 2007) Juliette Low Legacy Society Katherine A. Rubida Officers (contimued) Elaine S. Saunders Angela Lancaster Helen Ely Rhea S. Schwartz and Paul Wolff President Gail Fialkow Rebecca K. Shue Mary Ellen Frank Sherry Simas P. Diane Tipton Kristin Gerlach Michael and Patti Slay First Vice President Donella Gibson Tine Stone Edele C. Gilkey Susan C. Stubbs Pamela Duncan Karen Grosse Mary Szpanka Second Vice President Susan K. Guthridge Dean Thompson Artis Hampshire-Cowan Katherine R. Throop Broadine Brown Mary J. Harris P. Diane Tipton Third Vice President Sarah J. Hartman Denise Troeschel Katharine S. Heberg Jan Verhage Karen Penn Lynn Heebner Patricia Wallace Secretary Pat Henriques Terri Wallace Sylvia Henderson Edith C. Wilkerson Kitty Hsu Dana Marjorie Higman Liden Karen Yoho Treasurer Patricia Howard Susan C. Hostetter-Stubbs Gifts to the Campaign for Camps Angela L. Avant, CPA Marilyn J. Houser [Payments received on pledges that Assistant Treasurer Barbara Hunter Mahan were made prior to July 1, 2006, are Dorothy Jemison not included.] Members-at-Large Mary Kay and Keith Jones $500-$999 GIRL SCOUT LAW Nancy Adams Sandra Jordan Martin Heartley Bonnie Boltz I will do my best to be Kathryn R. Kahn Marti Betz Lillian Cephas Lauri G. Katz honest and fair, Marieli Colon-Padilla Tish Kilpatrick $250-$499 Carol Cross friendly and helpful, Sandra M. King-Shaw Alicia Truesdail Julia Dahlin Alma L. Knox considerate and caring, Christina Eaglin-Hawthorne Gertrude W. Lerch Gifts Received in Memory of Shirley A. Edwards courageous and strong, and Donald and Judith Lokerson Maribeth Bennett Soule Kristin Gerlach responsible for what I say and do, Kathy J. McKinless Elinor Chatham Melissa Glassman BettyJane Myers Marilyn Carr Caffin Gordon and to Charlene Meidlinger Martina Foley Crawford Sybil Hammond respect myself and others, Linda A. More Ralph Grossman Karen Howze Heather and Alfonso Navarez Alice McConnell respect authority, Susan Lacz Abigail C. Nichols Kathleen McGuire Julie Lee use resources wisely, Roberta H. Ostar LePearl Philyaw Martha Meadows Barbara Ostrom Gladys and Paul Poffenberger make the world a better place, and Roxie Nicoll Caroline Owens Melissa Rizzo Amanda Poon be a sister to every Girl Scout. Debbie Pearce Margaret Russell Susan Ross Elizabeth Philbrook Ora Simmons Trinette Smith-Campbell Sarah and Lawrence Phillips Anne (Berg) Van Steenberg Jill Stelfox Carol Pickens Jeanie Troll Becraft Debbie Walls Myra Sampson Reeves Walter Troeschel Joanne Wallace Eleanor F. Reinhardt Home Reitwiesner Gifts Received in Honor of Jo Reynolds Barbara Krumsiek Mary C. Rosewater Robert and Betty Ann McGuire 26 Miranda Spivack 27 Women’s Advisory Board Co-Chairs Shireen Dodson Barbara Krumsiek Elizabeth Pugh Donella P. Brockington Author Calvert Library of Congress ACS Government Solutions Group Maureen Ellen Dwyer Susan Lacz Barbara Reinike Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Ridgewells Lockheed Martin Pat Henriques Pittman LLP The Henlee Group Dr. Nicole Lang Terrie J. Rollins, R. O. D. P. Shirley Edwards Washington Pediatric Unisys Ernst & Young Associates, PC Members Jeanne Weaver Ruesch Lauren Ashburn Tami Erwin Lorraine Lavet Ruesch International USA Today Live Verizon Wireless Korn/Ferry International Deborah Ratner Salzberg Margie A. Auer Jeri A. Fellerman Elaine Leavenworth Forest City Washington Board of Veterans’ Appeals Wachovia Bank, N.A. Abbott Mary L. Azcuenaga The Honorable Jennie Forehand Heller Ehrman LLP Maryland Senate E. Lee Beard Elizabeth Sarah (Sally) Gere The Henlee Group Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP Carolyn Berkowitz Kristin Gerlach Capital One Gerlach Realty Judy Black Melissa Glassman Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, McGuireWoods LLP Schreck Michele Hagans Sheryl Bonilla Fort Lincoln New Town Corp. UPS Susan Hager Betsy Lewis Rhea Schwartz Karen Bowman Hager Sharp, Inc. Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP GSUSA National Board of Deloitte Directors Artis Hampshire-Cowan Maureen Lewis International Skating Union Molly Boyle Howard University Department of Commerce Front Porch Media Group, Inc. Susan Shinderman Cary Hatch Natalie Ludaway Civic Volunteer Christine Brennan MDB Communications, Inc. Leftwich & Ludaway LLC Journalist/Author Margie Siegel Ricki Tigert Helfer Louise Lynch Advisor to Foundations Alma Arrington Brown Independent Consultant Courtesy Associates Chevy Chase Bank Roberta Willis Sims Cheryl A. Heller Dee MacDonald-Miller Washington Gas Maureen Bunyan Capital One The Staubach Company ABC7 – WJLA Television Mary Gay Sprague Wilhelmina Holladay Abby Mackness Civic Volunteer Marilyn S. Burroughs National Museum of Women in Lockheed Martin New Leaf Collaborative the Arts Jill Stelfox Architecture & Design Patricia N. Mathews Defywire Karen Aileen Howze Northern Virginia Health Rose H. Cohen D.C. Superior Court Foundation Stacey Davis Stewart JPMorgan Private Bank Fannie Mae Kathleen Matthews Marriott International Ann Stock The John F. Kennedy Center for Deborah McFadden the Performing Arts The Juliette Low Legacy Society, our charitable-giving group through which individu- International Children’s Alliance P. Diane Tipton CE Group, LLC als include GSCNC in their estate plans through bequests, trusts and life insurance, in- Patricia McGuire Trinity University Robin Thurman ducted nine new members last year for a grand total of 92 members. More than Kathy McKinless Stephanie Tsacoumis Archdiocese of Washington Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP $92,000 in cash and pledges were secured for the GSCNC endowment. June Melvin Mickens Judith A. Walter, Ph.D. Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Catholic University Andrea Mitchell Judith Ward NBC News Academic Search, Inc. Sandra Willett Jackson Marieli Colon-Padilla Strategies & Structures, Susan W. Morris Kahni Ward Pharmaceutical Researchers International S. W. Morris & Company, Inc. TKC Communications and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Marie Johns Marjorie E. Nesbitt Justine Wilcox L& L Consulting, LLC Tuteur Haus GmbH & Co KG Nixon Peabody LLP Linda W. Cropp Community Leader Dr. Riva Kamat E. Rebecca Patton INOVA Fairfax Hospital Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Susan Davis Cover Photo: Rodney Choice for Children Susan Davis International Report Design: Marti Betz Karen R. Penn 28 SAIC Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Headquarters Satellite offices Lorton Office Van Ness Center Gunston Plaza Professional Building 4301 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Fort Washington Office* 7764 Armistead Road, Suite 210 Washington, DC 20008 Livingston Square Shopping Center Lorton, VA 22079 Phone 202/237-1670 9550 Livingston Road, D1 Phone 571/642-0253 800/523-7898 Fort Washington, MD 20744 TTD 202/274-2160 Phone 301/449-5690 Manassas Office Fax 202/274-2161 800/834-1702 Sudley Park Professional Center www.gscnc.org 8421 Dorsey Circle, Suite 101 Frederick Office Manassas, VA 20110 Executive Park West Phone 703/365-9600 3 Hillcrest Drive, Suite A-103 800/332-7230 Frederick, MD 21703 Phone 301/662-5106 *Waldorf Office The Smallwood Building Leesburg Office 2670 Crain Highway, Suite 100 801 Sycolin SE, Suite 202 Waldorf, MD 20601 Leesburg, VA 20175 *In early 2008, the Southern Maryland satelitte Phone 703/777-5644 office will move from Fort Washington to Waldorf.
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