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annual report

October 2010 – September 2011

Because I was a Girl Scout... “I got to build a closer bond with my mother when she was my troop leader and now with my daughter as I lead her Daisy troop.”

“Whenever I moved, I signed on with the Girl Scouts, because no matter where I went, as a girl or an adult, I could be assured of new friends and familiar activities.”

“I made friends for life with a group of girls who I shared so many special moments with from 1st grade to middle school.”

“I earned my first real leadership role by pulling the title ‘President’ out of a cup at a Girl Scout troop meeting. Mostly shy until high school, my Girl Scout presidency seemed daunting, certainly not something for which I would have run. My confidence grew when our advisor, the late Beulah LaFollette, coached some of my best qualities out of me.”

“I learned confidence and character and how to make a difference.” 2

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“I have had amazing opportunities for leadership sharing, development and to pass on my learning. Girl Scouts has been an amazing adventure for my entire family.” “The early jitters of Girl Scout camp faded into the first sunset as we grabbed each others’ hands in our first friendship circle and sang ‘The Friendship Song.’” “I learned to be a team player and support other girls in their efforts. I also was a leader and helped my girls do the same!”

“Because my mother was a Girl Scout … I learned that I was supposed to volunteer myself. … It is a nice change of pace, when someone tells you that your mother made a difference in their lives by caring enough to volunteer. As a volunteer, I have made a difference in these girls’ lives. I hope that in the years to come, someone will tell my children how I made a difference in their lives.”

Share your Girl Scout moments In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting on March 12, 2012, and 2012 being proclaimed as The Year of the Girl, we’re collecting as many Girl Scout stories as possible. Whether you are an alumna, a current member or a community supporter, we want to hear the stories of what Girl Scouting has meant to you. Submit your story today at: 3

Girl Scout Mission Statement

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The Girl Scout Promise

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.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts of Colorado by the numbers








girl members in all counties (an increase of 4% over last year) in Colorado

adult volunteers

girls served through outreach programs



girls earned the Silver Award, the highest award for girls ages 12-14

in assistance awarded for camp, events, travel, dues and program materials


girls attended overnight camp, day camps, specialty camps, troop and family camps





attended overnight camp


attended day camp

girls attending special events

packages of cookies donated through the Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program

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girls earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting


total programs


million budget


girls earned the Bronze Award, the highest award for girls ages 9-11

171,265 hours of community service by girls

$2,482,938 in cookie proceeds went directly to troops and individually registered Girl Scouts



Confidence Every girl is motivated to achieve her highest potential.

Every girl can find her voice and make a powerful difference in her world.

My World

Each girl uses her unique voice to create positive changes in the world. In Girl Scouts, girls learn about issues, participate in service advocacy and respond when a community needs food, clothing, shelter or care.


My Self “I learned that it is more important to help the community than yourself. When you help the community, you are helping yourself.” ~ Lauren Sutz, 10, a member of Troop 1947 based at Steele Elementary School in Colorado Springs. To earn their Bronze Award, the troop aimed to get a crosswalk at an unsafe intersection near their school. Neighbors had tried for years to get a crosswalk at that location, and when the first response the Girl Scouts got was ‘no,’ they pushed ahead with research, building a support team of neighbors and experts and took their fight to City Hall. They won over the City Council and saw first-hand that their voices and actions made a difference.

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“I want them to see that you can be beautiful without looking beautiful. Inner beauty is someone who is thoughtful, compassionate and kind.” ~ Gracie Forrey, 16, a Broomfield High School junior, who tackled the effects of girl bullying and media hype to earn her Gold Award. In July, she designed, organized and implemented self-esteem workshops “There Could Never Be a More Beautiful You: A Girl’s Guide to Self Esteem, Friendships and Real Beauty” to help girls entering 4th-6th grade realize their worth and recognize what factors affect their self-esteem.

Through Girl Scouting, girls are empowered to believe in themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. They build self-esteem, develop positive attitudes and learn life-long behaviors that lead to healthy lifestyles.



Caring Girl Scouting connects girls to nature and fosters a greater sense of responsibility for caring for our environment.

Girls can be inspired and thoughtful leaders.

My Future

Girl Scouting opens girls’ eyes to myriad opportunities and helps them learn to set goals, become financially literate and offers them a wealth of mentors and role models to inspire them along the way.


My Planet “Joining Girl Scouts is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Girl Scouts is truly a second family. The program has taught me not only how to love myself, but how to love others, how to respect my elders, and how to work with a kind heart.” ~ Ashleigh Harder, 15, a Dakota Ridge High School student, joined Girl Scouts as a 14-year-old and had her doubts about Girl Scouts’ cool factor. She’d been through some hard times and eventually her father sent her to live with her grandmother, who insisted she join Girl Scouts. Ashleigh loves being a Girl Scout.

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“We were able to pick potatoes, and make our own recycled worm boxes. The potatoes were for people who can’t afford to buy their own produce. Did you know worms eat jeans?” ~ Cassidy Cheesman, 10 of Lafayette, a Generation Wow Girl Scout who participated in a Forever Green project at Ekar Farms in Denver. To kickoff the 100th anniversary, 100 Girl Scouts were chosen as Generation Wow, outstanding girls whose individual achievements set them apart as leaders. Many of the girls participated, alongside Women of Distinction, in service projects on Aug. 20 and 21 in Colorado Springs and Denver to feed the hungry and give back to the environment.

Girl Scouts have always been green. Through Girl Scouting, girls explore the Colorado ecosystems and learn how to positively impact the environment.


Annual Report Summary


PUBLIC SUPPORT Corporate and Foundation

Fiscal Year 10-11 $532,038

Fiscal year ending September 30, 2011

Special Events


In Kind Contributions


Girl Scouts of Colorado is an independent, not for profit organization. It is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c ) (3 ) organization and is exempt from federal income tax.

Individual Contributions


United Way Organizations


Audited financial statements are available by calling 303-778-8774.

Total Public Support n Product Sales

71% n Public Support

n Fees

15% n Other

10% 4%



REVENUE Product Sales


Fees Other Total Revenue

1,698,217 456,241 $10,298,646

Total Public Support and Revenue


EXPENSES n Corporate & Foundation


n Special Events


n In Kind Contributions








n Individual Contributions




n United Way Organizations


Total Expenses



Funding of National Girl Scout Retirement Plan Change in net assets


Net assets beginning of year


Net assets end of year n Program

44% n General


n Membership

40% n Development


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2010–2011 GSCO Donors

Thank you to all of our generous donors! Girl Scouts of Colorado expresses its deepest appreciation to the donors listed on the following pages for their generous contributions in support of Girl Scout programs between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. More information on opportunities to support GSCO is available by contacting a member of the Resource Development team at 855-726-4726. $100,000+ Microsoft Corporation $50,000 – $99,999 The Denver Foundation Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Mile High United Way $25,000 – $49,999 Adolph Coors Foundation David and Lucille Packard Foundation The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado Helen McLoraine Girl Scouts Scholarship Endowment Fund Hewit Family Foundation Sherman & Howard LLC Walmart Foundation $10,000 – $24,999 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Comcast Girl Scouts of Colorado Troops and Service Units Gooding Family Foundation Lockheed Martin Microtech-Tel Pikes Peak United Way United Way of Mesa County United Way of Pueblo County U.S. Bank - Denver Van Gilder Insurance Corporation Wagner Equipment Company Wagner Investment Management

Xcel Energy Foundation $5,000 – $9,999 Kathryn M. and Richard F. Ambrose Linda M. Arneson LaFawn Biddle Guy Bilello CH2M Hill, Inc. Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a  fund of the McCormick Foundation Colorado State University Colorado West Outdoor Advertising Brenda L. Davis Delta Dental Plan of Colorado ECA Foundation Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC El Pomar Foundation EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. FirstBank Holding Company The Harmes C. Fishback Foundation Kaiser Permanente - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of CO Lamar Outdoor Advertising Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust Molson Coors Myron Stratton Home B. LaRae Orullian Rose Community Foundation Jeanne V. Russell Ryan Sells Mary and George Sissel

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Katharine Stapleton Triple B United Way of Morgan County Virginia Hill Charitable Foundation Judi and Joe Wagner Frank and Gloria Walsh Wells Fargo Foundation Williams Companies Marvin and Judi Wolf $2,500 – $4,999 Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Ball Corporation Bar NI Ranch Community Service Fund Michelle and Richard Bellows Benefit Services Group Bookhardt & O’Toole Barbara Bridges Karen L. Brody and Mike Hughes Joseph J. Bronesky and Jacquelin A. Medina Erna D. Butler Bruce T. and Connie Campbell Margaret and Michael Cawthra Cementer’s Well Service, Inc. Copper Environmental Foundation Craig Hospital Foundation DaVita Ent Federal Credit Union Lee Palmer Everding and Ed Everding Stephanie A. Foote Foothills United Way Garfield County HRC

Julia P. and Richard D. George George M. White Charitable Trust Glenwood Springs Post Independent Lynda Goldstein Google Inc. Grace Isabelle McNaught Trust IBM Employee Services Center IInfinity Group LLC The Kroger Company Foundation Katherine Loo Judith Gilbert Mackey Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation, Inc. Kathryn A. Paul Phyllis M. Coors Foundation The Pioneer Fund Michelle Rose-Hughes Statera, Inc. Truist Tuthill & Hughes LLP tw telecom, Inc. The USAA Foundation Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Women’s Foundation of Colorado Woodford Manufacturing Charities, Inc. Xcel Energy Yampa Valley Community Foundation $1,000 – $2,499 Agilent Technologies Employee Giving Campaign Allen Unique Autos, LLC Marty and Ray Allison Alpine Buick Pontiac GMC Susan and James Alvillar Janel Andersen Edwin Arnold Cynthia Auer Susan Baker Ballentine Family Fund Jennifer M. Barber Joseph Blake John Bywaters Cars for Charity Christina Caulkins

Chapter A O. P. E. O. Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Colorado Classic Horse Show Colorado Technical University Community Foundation Serving Greeley & Weld County Condon Family Foundation Betsy Coppock CPC Solutions Brian and Margaret Dahl Nadine Davis Becky and Mitchell De Stigter Debra DeMuth Sandra S. Eaton Nicki Elsberry Flip Video Spotlight Finance Department Steven E. and Joyce E. Foster Galloway Group LLC/ Jean Galloway Dr. Lynn Gangone Margie Gart George G. Birdsall Trust Jolene Gonzales Grand Lake Yacht Club Dorothy F. Gregory Karen and Sheldon Hardy Harmony Lodge #61 Cathy J. Hart Luanne and Charles Hazelrigg Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation IMA Foundation Louise Jackson Johnson Storage Moving/United Van Lines Junior Service League of Grand Junction Kathy Kaley Brad and Kristen Karabensh Tamara S. Keffeler Doris Kester Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction Kohl’s Linda Kopman-Gravelle and Bob Gravelle Patrick and Kim Lewis Lufkin Family Endowment Caz Matthews Melba Mayall Andrea Miller

Robert and Judi Newman Oxy USA Inc. Pizza Hut Betty Platts Portable Rental Systems Annie and Joe Prioetti Lee Rasi Linda “Echo” Ray Victoria Rhea Robert E. Hogsett Foundation Rocky Mountain Wireline Service, Inc. Charles and Michele Saad Terry Salt Ann and Gerald Saul Schlessman Family Foundation Estate of Barbara Simon Skypark Partners, LTD Southern Colorado Community Foundation The Summit Foundation Patricia Sutterlin Beatrice Taplin Sandy Taylor and Chuck Vail Town of Silverthorne Lucile and Harry A. Trueblood, Jr. UA Local #58 United States Department of Agriculture United Way of Routt County United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania United Way of Southwest Colorado United Way of Weld County Wagner Charitable Trust (Bessie Wagner Estate) Walton Family Foundation, Inc. Lisa and Kevin Wellington Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign West Marine William D. Radichel Foundation Beth and George Wood $500 - $999 Stephen Allen Alpine Bank - Glenwood Springs Patricia and Donald Ament America’s Charities Amgen Foundation


Anonymous Cynthia Ayala Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Kimber Begano Christine Benero KC Benson Bill Barrett Corporation Virginia Binkley Jane Broeckelman Lee Brooks Rebecca Chisholm City of Steamboat Springs HRC Leanna Clark, APR Colorado Springs Utilities The Colorado Trust Jennifer and Will Colosimo Decatur & Company LLC/ Raylene Decatur Helen Drexler Taryn Edwards El Paso Corporation Teresa and Bill Elder Employment Solutions W. D. Eppler and Jean Scandlyn Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Sherrie and Bob Filer First Data Corporation - Matching Gift Program Forest City Commercial Management Forney Foundation Anne Garcia Martha Gart Sally Gart Gary-Williams Energy Corporation Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge Global Impact Halliburton Kreg Hamburger John J. and Deborah Hammond Penelope Harrison Harrison School District No. 2 Alice and Nelson Hill Hilltop Community Resources Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld Sarah Catherine Hite Betsy Holder Honeywell Hometown Solutions Dorothy Horrell John A. Ikard

Sandra Jackson Jackson Insurance Agency Andrea J. and Paul J. Jagger Risa and Michael Johnson Susan Katzer Barbara Kelley Korf Chevrolet Buick, Inc Kathy K. and William M. Kreidler Kundinger, Corder & Engle, P.C. Tammy and Ronald Lagerman Carol and John Lay Kate Lorig Caroline Lowsma Paula and Terrill Malleck Betsy Mangone Robert Marshall Karen Mathis Elisabeth McConnell Maureen McDonald Marie S. McKay Nancy and Jim McNay Regina L. Montgomery James G. and Mabel H. Moore Fund Beverly and James Morrato Northern Trust Matching Gift Program Robert J. Odermalt Parkview Medical Center E. George Patterson Peg Peterson Mary D. Petryszyn Pueblo City & County Foundation QSP Ride Parts, Inc. Penny Roberts Routt County HRC Arnold Salazar Gail Sederski Lonnie Seydel Cari Shaffer Lisa Snider Michael J. Stratton SW Colorado Bar Association Leslie and Jeffrey Tarde Tennant Funeral Home & Crematory Theta Delta Sorority Chapter #9912 TIAA-CREF Jill S. Tietjen, P.E.

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Town of Frisco United Launch Alliance United Way of Eagle River Valley United Way of Larimer County University of Colorado Colorado Springs U.S. Bank - Western Colorado W. W. Reynolds Jauna Werner Erin Yoshimura $250 - $499 Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory Alan Green Memorial Foundation, Inc Dr. Julika Ambrose Laurie Anderson Maureen E. Anderson Suzi Arnold Jennifer Atler Fischer Margaret Bacon Leigh A. Baize Nancy Barnes J. Bronwyn Bateman, M.D. Berkadia Commercial Mtg LLC Randy Bernstein Maria Garcia Berry Gayle Beshears Black Hills Energy Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council David B. Boyarski Molly Broeren La Nouvelle - Rick and Sheila Bugdanowitz Michael A. and Rebecca W. Cafasso Michael Campbell and Pamela Bailey Aimee and Daniel Caplis Centura Health Cile Chavez, Ed.D. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Community First Foundation Costco Paul Cutright Jean Cutshall Gay Cook Czopek Daniels Fund Carla A. Davies

Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, Pontiac and Buick, Inc. Ertle Brothers Discount Auto, LLC Evraz Inc. NA Falcon Physical Therapy and Fitness LLC Caroline Fisher Ph.D. Four Corners Laser and Aesthetics Four Corners Ob/Gyn Frontier Adjusters Linda and Bob Barry Garfield’s Off Broadway Nancy and Marvin Gart Carol Giffen Gill Foundation GJ Mac Laurie Glezen Jeffrey S. Goldstein and Kristina B. Fraser Mary Gonzales Paulette and David Greenberg Molly Gustafson Linn and Nora Gustafson Barb Haerbig Janice Haft Han Lee’s Taekwondo Academy Gary Harmon Carla Hartsell Jennifer Hayes Alma and Franklin Hix Jr. The Home Furnishing Company, Inc. Michele M. and Matthew R. Hoovler Kip Hughes Chuck Hulland Louise Hurlbut and Richard Caudle Peter Husak Andrea Hyde IMA of Colorado Gina Ishee Mary and Richard Jackson Katrina Jameson Joy S. Johnson Julie Justus Amanda R. and Aaron Kalina Joyce and Stan Kamprath Robert L. and Paulette M. Kaptain Wendy and Robert C. Kaufman Michelle L. Keist

Maureen Kelley Susan and Leo Kiely Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs Dianna Kunz, DPA Leland House Liberty Global, Inc. Ernest A. Lindholm Sr. Rori Lindo-Britton Linhart Public Relations Lions Club of Fort Collins LOCO, Inc. Marlene and Dennis Logan Lyons Gaddis Kahn & Hall, P.C. Maple Leaf Orthopedics Judy Martinez Karin McAdams Barbara McDonald Ann Marie McMenamin Mary Ellen McNally Mead Lumber Mesa Combined Courts debi Metheny Microsoft Matching Gifts Program George Miller Jody Mimmack Councilwoman Judy Montero Stephanie Morris Gregory Movesian and Jack Finlaw Merial J. Myers Karen Newman, Ph.D. Patricia Nichols Susan T. Noble Northern Trust Kim Novitch Charlotte T. O’Connel Danielle Okin Optimist Breakfast Club of Longmont Debra and Bill Pain Ramona Powell Precision Air Drilling Services, Inc Lyn Price and Douglas Sipes Dean M. Prina, M.D. June Prosser Leah Pryor-Lease Pueblo Community College Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Pure Energy Services (USA) Inc. Puzzles with a Purpose Raytheon Charitable Giving

Nicole A. Ruiz Duane Sanders Hildreth Schaeffer Robin and Steven Schelling Kat Schembechler Schlenz Builders, Inc. Valerie and Fred Schmalz B. J. Scott Donald R. Seawell Jennifer A. Simmons Kelli B. St. Clergy Susan Stiff Roxie L. Strong Andy Suhaka Summit County Builders Association T-Building Catherine Tempel Town of Breckenridge Caroline Turner United Airlines United Way of Moffat County US Bank - Colorado Springs Vivian Osborne Trust Debora Wadle Carol Weale Wells Fargo - Colorado Springs Western Slope Auto Company Westwoods Partners Judith White Whitewater Building Materials Williams Production RMT Company Wine Country Inn Elizabeth Winn Judy Wiseman Carolyn Schaefer Wollard and David A. Wollard Colleen Woods Brenda Yestness Marian and Rex Yoshimura Kathryn Young Great care has been taken to ensure the proper recognition of our donors. If an error or omission does occur, we sincerely apologize and hope you will bring it to our attention. Please address all corrections to Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@ Thank you for your continued support.


Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors Stephanie Foote Chairperson, Denver

Karen Hardy Director, Aurora

Jennifer Barber First Vice Chairperson, Peyton

Katrina Jameson Director, Durango

Connie Campbell Second Vice Chairperson, Castle Rock Michelle Bellows Secretary, Fort Collins Debra DeMuth Treasurer, Denver Linda Arneson Director, Littleton Michael Cafasso Director, Pueblo Brenda Davis Director, Littleton Robin Deighan Director, Vail Nicki Ellsberry Director, Greeley Caroline Fisher, Ph.D. Director, Vail

Laurie G. Jones Director, Sterling Susan Jones Director, CaĂąon City Brad Karabensh Director, Loveland Tamara Keffeler Director, Arvada Judith G. Mackey Director, Colorado Springs Michelle Rose-Hughes Director, Denver Arnold Salazar Director, Alamosa Kim Schultz Director, Trinidad Ryan D. Sells Director, Highlands Ranch

Girl Scouts of Colorado Service Centers Colorado Springs Service Center 3535 Parkmoor Village Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80917 719-597-8603 Girl Scouts of Colorado is a United Way agency.

Denver Service Center Corporate Headquarters 400 S. Broadway P.O. Box 9407 Denver, CO 80209 303-778-8774 855-726-4726 Durango Service Center 2243 Main Ave. #8 Durango, CO 81301 970-375-7913

Fort Collins Service Center 1600 Specht Point Road, Suite 105 Fort Collins, CO 80525 970-493-1844 Grand Junction Service Center 580 24 ½ Road Grand Junction, CO 81505 970-242-4461 Pueblo Service Center 21 Montebello Road Pueblo, CO 81001 719-543-4690

2011 Annual Report  

A report of the activities of Girl Scouts of Colorado for fiscal year October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011.

2011 Annual Report  

A report of the activities of Girl Scouts of Colorado for fiscal year October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011.