__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

Every Girl, Everywhere, Every Opportunity!

Girl Scouts.

2017-18 Annual Report


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.

Board of Directors Chair of the Board....................Carolene Goodwyn-Harris Chief Executive Officer...........Tracy Keller Vice Chair...................................Barbara Tierney Treasurer....................................Carolyn Pittman Secretary....................................Sunny Smith Members-at-Large: Tracy Ashley Dr. Ann Campbell Maria Chenault-Herbert Amy Coyne Theresa Dozier Tricia Hudson Lu Ann Klevecz

Catherine Magill Michael Mendelsohn Maria Mills Ellis Pretlow Rachel Szechtman Carletta Waddler

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Message from CEO and Board Chair Without a doubt, Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls and has been for more than 106 years. As a time-tested and research-backed organization, we are committed to making sure every girl, everywhere has the opportunities she needs to be successful in life. The all-inclusive, all-girl environment of Girl Scouts creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves! This year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCCC), one of 112 councils in the nation, supported that all-girl, girl-led environment with some outstanding programs. We introduced new and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) partnerships and experiences that gave girls opportunities to earn newly launched Girl Scout STEM badges. We reinvested in our outdoor programs and improved camp properties with additions such as low-ropes courses for our youngest Girl Scouts – Daisies and Brownies, and we partnered with experts in the financial literacy field to bring programs that are relevant to girls today. Our annual report demonstrates the impact of Girl Scouts in all of these and other areas. As you turn each page, you will discover the amazing things that came into girls’ lives because of Girl Scouts. We believe in them and it shows. Every girl has the G.I.R.L. DNA – Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, LeaderTM, inside of her. It just takes an organization - a council - to nurture its growth. Our dedicated volunteers, families, supporters and staff believe in the power of G.I.R.L and our mission, and that’s why girls had the opportunity to lead like a Girl Scout in 2018. Because of them – because of you - Girl Scouts is positioned as never before to meet future challenges head on. We are proud of what we have accomplished over the past year, and we look forward to continuing to live our mission as we bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girls in our Council’s region. Every girl, everywhere, every opportunity!

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Board Chair

3 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


All girls deserve the opportunity to participate in fun, confidence-boosting activities in judgment-free spaces. That’s why Girl Scouts will always be an inclusive, supportive community where girls are free to be who they want. There’s a place for EVERY girl in Girl Scouts, and that’s why you’ll find us EVERYWHERE - in urban, suburban, and rural communities, and in schools, community centers, and places of worship.

11,368 Girl Members 5,385 Adult Members served by GSCCC

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character isn’t just a mission statement, it’s who we are and what makes us successful. The outcomes speak for themselves. Research shows that, compared to their peers, Girl Scouts are more likely than other girls to be leaders!

POWERED BY GIRL SCOUTS Research also shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is the place where girls practice different skills, explore their potential, take on leadership positions—and even feel allowed to fail, dust themselves off, get up, and try again.


Meet Girl Scout Tara Grady It takes courage for anyone to get up and speak publicly and it takes a double shot of courage for those challenged with Tourette Syndrome. That’s why Girl Scout Tara Grady from Suffolk chose to focus on this issue for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. It was her way to help others understand and have more acceptance of the disorder. And she hoped that by educating others, those who lived with the disorder wouldn’t be bullied because of their tics. Something, unfortunately, she has gone through.

Courage

She titled her project, “What Makes Me TIC.” The project included giving school and community presentations and creating an online support community called Teens that Tic, which has nearly 200 members in states and countries across five continents. During Tara’s Gold Award process, she became very active with the Tourette Association that had been her educational support team. In early March, she was invited to be part of their youth ambassador program, Girl Scout Ambassador Tara Grady where young adults are provided two days of professional training and given the opportunity to go to Capitol Hill to advocate for support on education and the funding of more research. Not only did she serve as an ambassador and meet with legislators and their staff, she was also invited to be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s congressional luncheon during National Tourette Syndrome Advocacy Day. In recognition of her efforts, Tara was one of three girls nominated by GSCCC to be considered as a National Young Women of Distinction awardee. “By educating teachers, not only am I impacting how they see the disorder, but I am able to reach all of the students they have in their classrooms going forward.” Tara Grady

Tara was also honored as Scout of the Year by VFW Post 4809 and received the Outstanding Youth Award by Volunteer Hampton Roads.

5 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Girl Scouts believe in leaving a place better than when you found it, and becoming civically engaged is the first step in fighting injustice and making positive change a reality. There’s nothing more empowering than being a catalyst for change, and through Girl Scouts, girls learn to make their voices heard and to mobilize their community to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts are continually leading amazing initiatives that improve communities, whether they’re championing environmental issues to add more green spaces to urban areas, fighting bullying or tackling illiteracy. The experience benefits girls as they learn valuable community organizing and project-management skills.

Did you know... The Gold Award requires completion of a rigorous project that prepares girls for a lifetime of possibility thinking and doing. Gold Award Girl Scouts identify an issue in their community, develop a plan, lead teams to develop a sustainable solution to the issue, and practice skills in advanced planning, organization, and team building. The Gold Award is impressive to colleges and universities, and to the military, which advances Gold Award Girl Scouts a full rank!

308

Girls earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award

31

Girls earned the Girl Scout Silver Award

211

Girls earned the Girl Scout Gold Award

Gold Award Girl Scouts who attended the 2018 Gold Award Celebration.

Gold Award Girl Scouts for the 2017-18 membership year: Alexis Alston Maylea Beasley Katherine Belesimo Savannah Bowers Haley Brown Haley Brown Marielle Buchy Olivia Dayag Kaitlyn Duffy* Ashley Forbes Frances Frederick

Megan Gillespie Ava Gonzalez Tara Grady Shelby Guzman Katherine Henk Ariel Hofman Samantha Kimmel Desmone Logan Caroline Mangels Sydney Mazat Nicole Nguyen

Suparnamaaya Prasad Amy Schleicher Ann Staskin Emma Roberts Paula-Ann Robertson Kayla Roboski Krysta Rutherford Brittnei Walker Katherine Welch *posthumously


Confidence

Like all things in Girl Scouts, there are endless experiences girls can choose to take on their Girl Scout journey. That goes for volunteers as well. Over the years, Linda Linke has chosen many experiences as a volunteer. Choices that she put into action because of her love for Girl Scouts, a love relationship that started when she joined as a Girl Scout Brownie during the 1960s in a small New Jersey township. Linda stayed in Girl Scouts throughout her high school years and earned the Girl Scout First Class Award, the highest award a girl earned at that time. Following high school, she joined Campus Girl Scouts in college, where she was trained to become a respiratory therapist and helped out as a troop volunteer. There was a lapse in time after college and work before she became involved again. When her daughter Heather became a Girl Scout Brownie, Linda was thrilled to sign up as a Girl Scout Volunteer Linda Linke troop leader. Tom, Linda’s husband of more than 40 years, also signed up as a volunteer. Together, they have volunteered, Linda as a leader and Tom helping with camping trips, cookie sales and whatever else he could do to give a hand that fit within his busy Coast Guard schedule. Linda says it was the perfect partnership. She loved working with the girls and Tom liked organizing and taking care of the cookie sale and being responsible for the money and reports. Today, Linda serves on the Council’s Gold Award Committee and has helped hundreds of girls receive the prestigious award. She also offers workshops that promote inclusiveness and support the Butterfly Project, an educational program that offers lessons on the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry. The goal is to help children understand empathy and social responsibility. “I love being involved with the girls, listening to their ideas and mentoring them,” she said. “It keeps me sharp and in tuned with what’s going on in the world from a young person’s perspective.” Linda Linke

Gold Award Girl Scout Lea Bonner, one of ten girls selected nationally by GSUSA to be honored with the National Young Women of Distinction Award recognition, was accepted in 2018 to attend the HERlead Convention held in New York in June. Lea’s Gold Award project focused on recycling oyster shells and returning them to the Chesapeake Bay to foster oyster propagation. The convention brought a select group of young women leaders together in fellowship that provided them with mentors and leadership training. Thirty girls were selected out of 900 applicants.

Gold Award Girl Scout Lea Bonner

“I believe I was chosen for several reasons. I think Girl Scouts being on my application showed my leadership skills and my belief in the power of girls and women. I also think I was chosen because my Gold Award project focused on the environment, one of the four categories for HERlead- others being human rights, politics, and education. Earning my Gold Award was a tremendous experience and I’m so thankful to all the volunteers who have supported me, including the GSCCC Gold Award Committee.” Lea Bonner

7 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Girl Scouts takes the potential of girls, combines it with robust skill-building programming, and adds caring adult mentors and strong female role models. Our volunteers give dedicated time as troop leaders, administrative volunteers and facilitators. Whether signing up to help in a short-term capacity or for more in-depth volunteer roles, each are given opportunities to attend enriching trainings and development courses.

Take the Lead! 4,725

142

29

Volunteers completed training courses

Outdoor and classroom courses offered

Online courses offered

From training volunteers on how to teach girls outdoor skills to workshops on how to understand and integrate new STEM badges into troop program, there were many opportunities available to volunteers to stretch their learning muscle in 2018. Resources and new updates to the Volunteer Toolkit, our digital platform that helps volunteers plan their troop year, also increased volunteer satisfaction and the capacity to deliver up-to-date programs. Helping Girls Become STEM Superstars was one of those resources. It gives Girl Scout volunteers tools to keep girls’ passions and curiosity for STEM subjects alive by showing girls how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects are woven throughout their everyday lives. There were also training opportunities available to help volunteers learn how to use Goldie Blox kits and Cube Circuit kits – activities supporting Girl Scout badge work.

95% of volunteers say they make girls’ lives better at Girl Scouts and this makes them happy.

In 2018, GSCCC added 127 outdoor adventure instructors to facilitate climbing walls, challenge courses, canoeing, archery and outdoor classes.

New STEM Badges added in 2018! 50 Volunteer Facilitators trained to deliver STEM programs


Girl Scout alumnae break glass ceilings and it’s easy to see why: the confidence and persistence needed to smash through barriers in the workforce and bust gender stereotypes is rooted in having a girl-only space where girls know anything is possible. Dr. Sandra DeLoatch experienced it firsthand as a girl who grew up in Suffolk and benefited from the Girl Scout experience. She went on to overcome stereotypes and succeed as the first woman in her college’s engineering program, the first woman to become Dean of Computer Science and Technology at Norfolk State University (NSU) and the first woman to be appointed Provost at NSU! Sandra became active as a volunteer in 2002 when she was asked to serve as lead on a Council technology task group. Before long, she accepted a position on the Council’s Board of Directors that led her to become the Board Chair from 2009 to 2011.

Character

During her time on the Board, she helped introduce many science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for girls, including Science Alive. This full-day event was held annually and has been attended by thousands of girls over the years. Girls explore STEM areas in a college setting with faculty and graduate students who make it exciting and fun. From seeing how ice cream is frozen with the help of liquid nitrogen to seeing how Former GSCCC Board Chair Dr. Sandra DeLoatch a robotic hand is created and used, girls’ STEM interest was ignited at Science Alive. In 2011, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast created a special STEM patch program to honor Sandra – Exploring STEM Honoring Dr. Sandra DeLoatch. In 2018, we said goodbye to Sandra after she lost her battle to cancer. She will always be remembered for the life she lived and her love for Girl Scouts. Sandra knew the benefit of the all-girl space. She believed it is more than an option, it is a necessity where girls receive the encouragement and nurturing they need to realize their potential. By becoming a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society and including Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast in her estate plans, Sandra ensured that girls now and in the future will always have opportunities to explore STEM. “I believe the legacy we leave is the life we lead. Legacy is the residue of a life well lived and I hope what I have done in life matters.” Dr. Sandra DeLoatch

Former GSCCC Board Chair Melissa Burroughs presents the Exploring STEM Program patch to Dr. Sandra DeLoatch at the 2011 Annual Council Meeting.

Leave a Legacy. Prepare girls to lead, lift their voices, and be advocates for the change they want to see. 9 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Every Girl, Everywhere Everything a Girl Scout does centers around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills and entrepreneurship and is designed to meet her where she is now and to grow along with her. Whether she’s building a robotic arm, learning to code, or packing for her first hike, a Girl Scout has an exciting array of choices to suit her interests at every age. At Girl Scouts, “Can I” quickly turns into “I will” as girls transform their ideas into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence through practice. Girl Scouts offers hands-on, girl-centered learning in STEM, which can be a game-changer for many girls. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute study Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (2012), though a majority of girls find STEM fields interesting (including 74 percent of teen girls), gender barriers persist: only 13 percent of girls say their first career choice would be STEM, and 57 percent say that if they went into a STEM career, they’d have to work harder than a man to be taken seriously. In addition, extracurricular engagement in STEM among girls remains low. Only a third (36 percent) of girls who identify as having an interest in STEM report having participated in STEM activities outside of school.

Thank You STEM Community Partners! Booz Allen Hamilton Brick Headz Chesapeake Public Library Children’s Museum of Virginia Differences Foundation Elizabeth City State University Planetarium The Mariners’ Museum and Park Nauticus National Maritime Center National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) North Carolina Aquariums

Norfolk State University Ocean Breeze Water Park Old Dominion University Portsmouth Public Library Society of Women Engineers SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic Virginia Air and Space Center Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Virginia Living Museum

Gold Award Girl Scout Alum Lauren Prox was invited by Alice Hockenbury, Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, to speak at the congressional reception in Washington D.C., announcing the launch of GSUSA’s national partnership with Palto Alto and the new cyber security badges.

2018 GSCCC Program Highlights – Four Program Pillars STEM

Living Skills

iFly STEMagination Zoofest Techbridge Girl Scout Day at the Aquarium Make it Green Day Engineering Women Design Time Girls Steam Ahead Cybersecurity Engineering and Robotics

Emergency Preparedness Little Medical School Tools of the Trade Get Moving Strong Girls Glassblowing International Girls Day The Apprentice

Outdoors Archery Day at the Pond Sail Nauticus All Hands on Deck Caving Cracks, Crevices and Crawlways Core Camp

Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship I Love Cha Ching! Cookie Madness Cookie Kickoff Financing My Goals


e, Every Opportunity! Community Troops As part of our mission, we aim to empower every girl—girls of every race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, gender identity, religion, or geographic location—to make the world a better place. To serve the needs of our diverse girls and families, we offer various opportunities to take part in Girl Scouts through staff-led and staff supported programs. By working to eliminate barriers to participation, we’re striving to ensure that Girl Scouts is for every girl, everywhere! GSCCC served more than 2,000 girls in 2018 through community troops. They were active in school-day programs, after-school programs and summer enrichments. Led by trained Girl Scout staff and planned in partnership with teachers, administrators and community leaders, activities were based on Girl Scout curriculum on a range of subjects such as math, science, leadership and life skills, including our Girl Scout Cookie Program! From learning how to code and understand cybersecurity to getting the basics behind engineering concepts, girls had opportunities to explore new worlds with female role models in a “team Girl Scout” environment.

Community Troop Partners Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia Boys and Girls Club of Virginia Peninsula Dare County After School Program

Franklin Public Schools

Norfolk Parks and Recreation

Girls’ Club Elizabeth City

Portsmouth Housing

Hampton City Public Schools

Southampton County Public Schools

Norfolk City Public Schools

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Norfolk Housing and Redevelopment Authority 11 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Girl Scouts. The leading financial literacy and entrepreneurship program for girls! Cookie business is more then what’s in the box. It’s about the program that helps girls learn how to work as a team to accomplish common goals and solve problems, while building the confidence they need to shine as girls, as young women, and as future leaders. Every day we work to carry out the vision of our founder Juliette Gordon Low, who believed in the power of every girl to make a positive impact on the world. Every year Girl Scouts in our Council use their cookie earnings to do amazing things in their communities. From helping animal shelters and feeding the homeless to raising awareness about bullying and making public areas more accessible to people with disabilities, our girls can do anything they put their hearts and minds to!

5

The Annual Cookie Sale Teaches Girl Scouts

financial literacy skills

1 Goal Setting 2 Decision Making 3 Money Management 4 People Skills 5 Business Ethics

Girl Scout Cadettes Zoe Martin and Kiersten Dominek used cookie proceeds to help fund their Girl Scout Silver Award Project, Puppy Pillows and Kitty Cushions.

6,752 girls participated in the Cookie Program

1,532,425 of boxes sold

27,461 Gift of Caring boxes sold

GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller with top Girl Scout cookie sellers (from left to right): Maureen Keller Troop 805, Danielle Stowell Troop 5 and Makiyah Murray

Top Gift of Caring sellers (from left to right): Christina Coleman Troop 155, Zoe Tanner Troop 916 and Maureen Keller Troop 805.


Pro gr am

Financial Highlights

s S erv ices

Shop Sales Special Events $148,281 Sales $60,554 Program Fees 3% 1% Other Revenue $343,173 $38,285 7% 1% Public Support $642,532 14% F undr

Fundraising $274,783 6%

aising

Product Sales $3,489,324 74%

Product Sales, NET

Public Support

Management and General $336,792 7%

$4,579,162

Sales

$4,722,149

Mana g e m en t a n d G en eral

Income

Expenses

Program Services $3,967,587 87%

Program Fees Shopall Sales Special Events Other who attended GSCCC events that We thank our members and friends

helped increase awareness about Girl Scouts and raised essential funds for the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

$45,000 Samoa Soiree net profit

One of those events, Samoa Soiree, was attended by more than 300 guests. Other events included the annual Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon, the Cookie Classic Run, and a number of alum gatherings.

Thank you, to our corporate sponsors! Newport News Shipbuilding and Townebank

We thank all the donors who helped fund our property improvements during this report period. Improvements included, a new ranger home at Camp Darden and low-ropes course elements to accommodate Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies for Camp Darden and Camp Skimino – funds for the elements were provided by the Lynnhaven Shores Service Unit. The dining hall roof at Camp Darden was also replaced, and “tiny houses”, small cabins with bunks, were built at Camp Skimino along with a renovated amphitheater for that camp. 13 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon! Girl Scouts’ legacy is one of girls and women supporting one another and effecting change through civic engagement. Girl Scout alums include 76 percent of current female U.S. Senators, 67 percent of current female U.S. Governors, and every female U.S. Secretary of State. In addition, more than half of women leaders in business are Girl Scout alums. In celebrating that legacy, GSCCC honors our local alum through our annual Girl Scout Famous Formers recognition luncheon. GSCCC also hosts a number of alum events throughout the year, such as the annual fall Women’s Wellness Weekend.

2018 honorees were: (from left to right) Vickie Kearn, Princeton University Press; Michelle Ferebee, NASA Langley Research Center; CAPT Lisa Schulz, U.S. Coast Guard; Charity Volman, SunTrust Bank; Future Famous Former and Gold Award Girl Scout, Sarah Buck, Cox Communications; Daun Sessoms Hester, City of Norfolk; Kim Curtis, Tidewater Home Funding; and Stephanie Adams, Old Dominion University

With the support of these Famous Formers, our strong alum network and friends in the community who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, we can lift girls’ voices.

Celebrating Juliette Gordon Low at the Cavalier Hotel! In memory of Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low, the Juliette Gordon Low Society (JGL Society) was established several years ago. It is a way to honor friends who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies.

The 2018 annual JGL Society luncheon was held at the Cavalier Hotel where three new members were welcomed; Bill Rodner, Lorraine Lees and Mike Mendelsohn.

JGL Society members are invited to attend exclusive JGL Society events as well as receive a special membership lapel pin. Providing a planned gift through the JGL Society in your estate plans can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary, of the following: • Will • Retirement plan • Charitable gift annuity • Living trust • Donor advised fund • Life insurance policy

• Charitable remainder trust • Charitable lead trust • Remainder gift of real estate • Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future

(from left to right) GSCCC Board Vice-Chair Barbara Tierney, GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller, GSCCC Recruitment Specialist Tesi Strickland, Dan Keller, Lorraine Lees, Kate Godby, Bill Rodner, GSCCC Board Chair Carolene Goodwyn-Harris, Betsy Kessler, Lila Davis, GSCCC Board Member Mike Mendelsohn, GSCCC Learning Manager Cheryl McGrenra, GSCCC Philanthropy Director Stacy Nixon and Beth Yates (Guest not pictured-Eileen Livick).


Thank You For Helping Us Hit Our Target! An investment in Girl Scouts is broader than a cause or a cure. It’s a commitment to a generation. More than half of America’s girls hope to have an effect on the world beyond the communities where they live. That’s where our donors come in. Thank you for investing in girls - and helping them to aim high!

Over $100,000 United Way of South Hampton Roads $25,000-$99,999 Girl Scouts of the USA Newport News Shipbuilding TowneBank United Way of the Virginia Peninsula $10,000-$24,999 Anonymous Cox Charities ENSPYR, LLC Franklin-Southampton Charities Dan and Tracy Keller The Warfield Foundation Inc. $5,000-$9,999 Albemarle Area United Way BASF Corporation Charles Constant and Ruth Hastings Skinner Memorial Trust Franklin-Southampton Area United Way Cheryl McGrenra Carolyn Pittman Service Unit 250-Lynnhaven Shores The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Suffolk Foundation Frank and Barbara Tierney $1,000-$4,999 A. Reddix & Associates, Inc. Abingdon Ruritan Charitable Associates, Inc. Anonymous Carolyn Abron-McCadden Aermor LLC Tracy Ashley Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation, Inc. Birdsong Peanuts Judith Brennan Joseph Brown III Melissa Burroughs Deborah Butler Ann Campbell Paul and Tammy Carlson David and Stephanie Carver Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Community Action Coalition of Virginia Anne Conner

Ray Cooper Cox Communications Amy Coyne Craftworks Foundation Kim Curtis Enterprise Holdings Foundation Kathryn Godby Peggy Goetsch Carolene Goodwyn-Harris Greenbrier Dodge of Chesapeake Hampton Injury Law PLC Angie Hoen Tricia Hudson Helen Kattwinkel Lu Ann Klevecz Linda Linke Eileen Livick Pamela Mautz Michael Mendelsohn Bradley and Pauline Mountz Justin and Stacy Nixon Old Dominion University Camile Peter Megan Poppe Doug and Susan Ramsland Lorraine Lees and William Rodner Service Unit 140-Williamsburg Richard and Sunny Smith James Sparks James Squires Tim and Tesi “Pickles” Strickland The Elizabeth City Foundation The Edwin Treakle Foundation Inc. The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Foundation Top Guard Security Priscilla Trinder April Van Skiver VanDeveer & Associates Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. Thurston and Carol Watkins Beth Yates $500-$999 Deb Amatulli Patrick Cvitanovich Cathy Drake

Five Below Peter Fullinwider Keep Virginia Beautiful Kimberly Lincoln Catherine Magill Main Street United Methodist Church Andria McClellan John Morgan Angela Plante Chris Ramos-Smith Glenn Rountree S B Roofing Inc. Sertoma Club of Norfolk Smithfield Foods, Inc. Martha Stewart Rachel Szechtman The Suffolk Rotary Club Tidewater Chimney Sweeps, LLC Troop 3777 Truist UBS Financial Services, Inc. Marie Vesely Terri Washington West End Baptist Church Jessica Woodyard YourCause, LLC $100-$499 Beth Aberth Suzanne Aldridge Mildred Allen Lisa Allen AmazonSmile Foundation Paula Ambrose Kevin and Mary Kate Andris Edna Baehre-Kolovani Stephaine Bahr Andrea Bastiani Archibald Martha Beale Janice Beaverson Kathy Bennett William Blanchard Jacqueline Bontemps Kelly Brock Jacqueline Brooks Jeffrey Brunner 15 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Bryant Motorsports Auto Sales, Inc. Donald and Alvene Buckley Burks’ Bookkeeping & Tax Service Ben Cake Kathryn Callahan Dabney Carr Cavalier Ford Lincoln Fiona Charles Chartway Federal Credit Union Margaret Chatterton Erica Chavez Suki Chen Marian Childress Citizens Charitable Foundation City of Portsmouth J D. Coogan Marshaye Cooke Minette Cooper Carolyn Cox Timothy Coyle Joseph Crandell Dina Crewe Evelyn Cullipher Lila Davis Sean Davis Ruth Deibler Virginia Douvia Wanda Drees William Duncan East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer Brad Embree Estate of Zechariah Turner Claudia Flowers Judy Franz Fraternal Order of Eagles #4506 Denise Frey Owen Gallagher Marcy Germanotta Lucy Gibney Heather Gilbert DeNeshia Girardeau Terry Glass Gloucester Ruritan Club Jacob Godwin Sarah Golden Phyllis Grady Frank Gurdziel Carolyn Hall Brandy Hamilton Richard Hansen Christy Hepp Jean Hodges Susan Hogge Karly Howell Denis Howorth Island Pool Services, LLC James Jeffrey Melody Jeffrey Shantee Jordan Jody Kaurup Sarah Kellam

Donald Kemper Jerry Kent Elizabeth Kessler Patricia King Joanne Kral LSK Enterprises Inc Cheryle Mack Mambo Room Inc Angela Manz Mary Ellen Maxwell Melanie May Martha Lee McCoy Jennifer McGowan Pansy McKenzie-Morton Christine Medlin Ken Middlebrook Maria Mills Network for Good Maria Nissen Norfolk Southern Charity Trust Account Norfolk State University Foundation, Inc. Nancy Norman Brittany Orosco Lara Overy Kim Painter Grace Parkinson Myia Pettitt Ellis Pretlow Service Unit 260- Princess Anne Ayesha Rahman Linda Rice Dolores Richardson Kim Rigazzi Diane Rogic Martha Rollins Robert Sanchez George Schmidt Judy Scott Service Unit 150- Poquoson Yorktown Randall Sinnott Frank Smith Alisa Smith-Kayal Amanda Stephens Carole Stockberger Linda Sturdevant Ann Symroski Robin Thomas Veronica Thomas Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc Cecelia Tucker Jan Tyler Valley of the Sun United Way Kathryn Van Deveer Viking Burger Paul and Tracy Wang Nancy Welch Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Westminster Canterbury Michelle Woodcook Your Cause, LLC Trusteee for Pacific Gas & Electric Company Tamara Zurakowski

$99 and under Elaine Abicht Teresa Alfes Dawn Alleman Jennifer Allen Jennifer Amos Anonymous Bank of America Employee Giving Campaign Laurie Bateman Timothy Bennett The Bergstrom Family Erika Berry Rosalind Bigg Thalessa Billups Darryl Blackwell Lennie Blanchard Leslie Blustein Sa’Deria Brace Christina Brady Emma Jean Brady Jennifer Brickhouse Rosalie Brooks John Brotemarkle Connie Burgess Wanda Burlamachi Anne Marie Burroughs Nathalie Cassis Carl Chellman Judith Chetelat Veronica Childress Brandy Childs Cassandra Chopek Elizabeth Chupik Karen Clickner Comte de Grasse Chapter, NSDAR Britney Danneker Warren Davis Katrina Dayton Jane Decker Angela Dehart Vanessa Demers Marjorie Deperio Kimberly DeWester Monica Diggs Yolanda Dillard Sylvia Duck Christine Duer Jill Dunn Patricia Emmanuel Autumn Eustis Kristina Fagan Marni Fager Donna Farnham Stephanie Fields Janice Fiscus Gina Foresta Larry Foster Courtney Franklin Brianna Frazier Kathryn Gattone Deborah Giese

Thank


Margaret Gillikin Cheryl Gillikin Kim Gipson Mary Gray Melvin Green Lori Green Jerry Greene Jamie Greene Audrey Hafer Amy Haley Maria Hall Heather Halstead Paige Hamm Hayden Hargis Jessica Harrington Bryony Harris Michelle Hernandez Tameika Hopkins Mandi Houseman Amanda Howie Ashley Hull Kavita Imrit-Thomas Jamie Jefferson Paula Jennings Lauren Jennings Hoy Jana Jones Krista Kalweit Deneen Keegan Chenoah Kent Paul and Brenda Kessler Mary Lou Keyes Emily Kircheval Michael Kiser Jennifer Kolb Kirsten Kopiczak Sheena Kuahine Paulette Kundis Meghan Lambert Candi Lemoine Pamela Leonard Sarah Lichtel Patrick Lipsky Tracy Littell Mary Ann Littell Patricia Locke Nicole Lomerson Jessica Lusk Millicent Luu Jennifer Lynch Martha Mansfield Albert Materia Susan Mayo Heather Mazzoni Kate Meechan Marilyn Meek Heather Megargee Kristi Meibers Leslie Messick Valerie Miller Kimberly Mills Dee Miner Ashley Montgomery

Elizabeth Moore William Morgan Mary Morris Marguerite Morris Dubay Bryan Mullinax James Mundy Meghan Murray Kim Nettles Kelsey Nolen Bill and Sharon Nusbaum Juana Oliver Lin Olsen Barb Owens Susan Perry Denys Petrina Lynette Reuss Harriet Reynolds Dina Richardson Deborah Rogers Anina Rollison Lauren Rucker Heather Rugnetta Jo Rush Renee Russell Angela Sandelier Michelle Santa Laura Sass Sandra Sass Kelly Schumacher Fuller Bob Schup Stayce Sedgwick Margaret Seitz Pilar Seyrlehner Jeanne Sharkey Jennifer Sherman Leeanna Shipps Nate Silvus Shelly Simonds Charles Smith Toni Speach Thomas Staskin Sarah Stephenson Ricki Stewart Candis Stoessner SunTrust United Way Campaign Jillian Sweetland-Lewis Jerry Tabor Vinnie Terrell Catherine Thomann Monique Thomas Karen Tilley Heather Tobin Jamie Tomlinson Tracey Torba Lee Trant Brenda Trevillion United Way of Greater Toledo United Way of Rhode Island Deborah Verhofstadt Amy Voorhees Tamya Wallace David Warren

Lisa Wegner Carol Welch Karen Wellons Jennifer Wenrich Ginny Werner Cathy Whitley Michelle Wikkerink Jessica Wilkins Sherby Wilks Phyllis Wilson Claire Winiarek Marion Young George and Elizabeth Zahn

k You Tributes

Buck Harris Memorial Fund Jean Hodges Helen Kattwinkel Gold Award Fund Suzanne Aldridge Helen Kattwinkel Kim Painter Veronica Thomas Rowena Fullinwider Memorial Fund Peter Fullinwider Sandra DeLoatch Memorial Fund Lennie Blanchard JFK Class of 1967 Tracy Keller Cheryle Mack Mary Ellen Maxwell David and Jennifer McGowan Norfolk State University Foundation, Inc. Judy Scott Terry Scott Memorial Fund Deb Amatulli Juliette Gordon Low Society Deb Amatulli Erik and Eva Andersen Girl Scout Movement-wide Challenge Planned Gift Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder Girl Scout Movement-wide Challenge Planned Gift Melissa Burroughs Lila Davis Sandra DeLoatch* Kathryn Godby Carolene Goodwyn-Harris Helen Kattwinkel Dan Keller Tracy Keller Elizabeth Kessler Lorraine Lees Anna Lee Liverman Eileen Livick Dale McClure Cheryl McGrenra

17 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


Juliette Gordon Low Society Ashley McLeod Michael Mendelsohn Jennifer Moose Stacy Nixon Camile Peter William Rodner Tesi Strickland Toni Taylor Mary Ann Thomas Barbara Tierney Nancy Welch Beth Yates

Jessica Lamb Laser Quest Jaime Lilley Little Theatre of Virginia Beach Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC Luna Maya MassageLuXe Williamsburg Cheryl McGrenra Michael Mendelsohn Ken Middlebrook Military Aviation Museum Mixxer’s Kitchen Jennifer Moose MyActiveChild.com LLC Natural Elements Spa & Salon New Balance Virginia Beach Stacy Nixon Norfolk Admirals Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk Tides Nothing Bundt Cakes Ocean Breeze Waterpark One Knot on Water Boat Training Painting with a Twist Peninsula Fine Arts Center Portsmouth Museums Push Comedy Theater QSP/Ashdon Farms Jean Quiggle Salvation Army at the RJ Kroc Center Saude Creek Vineyards SeaHill Spa at The Cavalier Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center SevenVenues Sharing Info, LLC Sheraton Norfolk Waterside The Signature at West Neck The Skinny Dip, Inc. South Bay Communications & Security Spirit Cruises STIHL, Inc Sweet Haven Baked Goods SYSCO Hampton Roads The Center for Mind Body Healing The Dirty Buffalo The Forest Gallery-Studio of Fine Photography The Little Gym of Chesapeake The Little Theatre of Norfolk The Main Norfolk The Mariners’ Museum and Park Robin Thomas Tidewater Hispanic News Tidewater Women Barbara Tierney Top Golf Total Wine & More TowneBank Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Virginia Arts Festival Virginia Living Museum Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Virginia Musical Theater Virginia Opera Virginia Stage Company Virginia Symphony Orchestra Virginia Zoological Society Visit Norfolk Vulcan Materials Company Carletta Waddler Walt Disney World Resort Mildred Walters WAVY-TV 10 Wells Therapeutics, Inc. Which Wich Whole Foods Market WHRO Wintergreen Resort WVEC-TV 13 Beth Yates Yelp Zeiders American Dream Theater

Thank You Gift In Kind 84 Lumber Company Adams Outdoor Advertising David Arrington Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen Bay Creek Resort & Club Bay Design Group Beach Eye Care Boonies Beer & Wine Build-A-Bear Workshop Centric Communications, LLC Changes City Spa Chrysler Museum of Art Cinema Cafe City of Elizabeth City Coastal Virginia Magazine Collective Yoga Commodore Theater The Daily Press Dhalia Edwards Makeup Virginia Douvia Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer Escape Blowdry Bar & Salon The Escape Room Kelli Esmay Darrell Fann Ferguson Center for the Arts The First Tee of Hampton Roads Gary Allen Hair & Skin Center Generic Theater Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA Nicole Hall Hampton History Museum Handsome Biscuit Laura Hart Heco Slings Corporation Angie Hoen Ash Hoffman Hunter House Victorian Museum IL Giardino Ristorante Inside Business Jungle Golf Jody Kaurup Peter Kaurup Jennifer Keenan Paul and Brenda Kessler Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

See what your gift can do:

$50 will provide C.P.R. and First Aid Training Certification for a teen Girl Scout to learn life-saving skills that will last her a lifetime. $150 will provide a financial literacy program for 15 girls to help them learn how to save for the future. $350 will provide a camp scholarship for a girl to experience an outdoor adventure she will never forget. $1,000 provides a girl one full year of Girl Scouts - where she can discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies.

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

❧ POWERED BY GIRL SCOUTS


Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, loved the outdoors! Our market research says today’s girls do, too! That’s why GSCCC is committed to offering quality outdoor experiences to the girls we serve. Many first-time experiences happen at our Council camps, where girls have a variety of ways to explore and spend their outdoor time. Our camp properties provide girls with a place where they feel safe trying something new, exploring the outdoors, and making memories. Thanks to a well-trained core of volunteers who oversee high-adventure experiences, girls were also given opportunities to be challenged in outdoor programs where they went caving in West Virginia, white-water canoed at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in New York, and backpacked in the Shenandoah National Park – just to name a few of those fantastic outdoor 2018 experiences! In addition, we continue to offer and explore camp experiences in collaboration with community partners, such as our Camp Fury sessions, high adventure immersion experiences where girls have opportunities to learn from fire and police service professionals.

CAMP LIFE IS THE bEST LIFE!

GSCCC Camp Properties Camp Apasus - Norfolk Camp Burke’s Mill Pond - Gloucester Camp Darden - Courtland Camp Skimino - Williamsburg Camp Outback - Chesapeake

990 Girls attended summer camps

3 Camp Fury Sessions Chesapeake Hampton Norfolk

21,532 members utilized GSCCC camps

19 Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


A Place for Girls 912 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 757-547-4405 800-77SCOUT

Peninsula Service Center 894 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601

Elizabeth City Field Center 214 N. Dyer St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909

We are supported in part by

Profile for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast

2018-19 Annual Report  

2018-19 Annual Report

2018-19 Annual Report  

2018-19 Annual Report