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Message from Board Chair & CEO The choices they make start with you. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts proudly ring in 2012, the Year of the Girl. It marks the launch of our boldest long-term initiative ever, to level the leadership landscape in a single generation. Yes, it’s an ambitious goal. But it’s also urgent, and one we hope captures the imagination of girls of all ages everywhere.

Lisa Normoyle Board Chair

Vicki Wright CEO

Women have played a vital role in the advancement of our nation and world. Enabling girls of today to have an equal voice in decisions affecting our economy, environment and society is essential in overcoming tomorrow’s challenges and ensuring continued advancement. Balancing the scales will require the efforts of us all. It means opening doors, as well as instilling girls with the confidence to walk through them.

It all starts with you. By supporting Girl Scouts, you help provide a safe, encouraging environment in which girls can learn, grow and excel. You’re supporting peer groups in which female leadership is encouraged, even celebrated. Ultimately, you’re helping make the world a better place. Because when girls succeed, so does society. Join us as we embark on a truly momentous journey. Your support is invaluable in helping us motivate more and more girls to choose leadership. Together, we can get her there.

Juliette Gordon Low (right) joins early Girl Scout campers.


Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois 2011 Annual Report

Message from CEO / Board Chair

Program Highlights

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to be connected to our communities in 16 northern Illinois counties. Countless agencies, organizations and people in northern Illinois have been integral in making Girl Scout programs a local success. Our community partners help support and work with Girl Scouts in many ways. Some provide a place for troops to meet; others design programs especially for Girl Scouts; and still others connect girls in underserved populations with our unique services. With the help of these caring community members, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) continues its mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Over the past year, our girls have been involved in many programs, including:

Girl Scout Camps Appreciation and love of the outdoors is one of the key components of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. At Girl Scout camp, girls learn how to exist in harmony with nature, which can be the beginning of a lifelong love of the outdoors. Additionally, girls who attend summer resident camp gain confidence as they spend time away from home, making their own decisions—often for the first time. GSNI held 52 resident camp sessions at two council camp properties in Big Rock and Stillman Valley. Additionally, 13 volunteer-run day/twilight camps were held in area forest preserves, state parks, local parks and council properties.

I have learned to build my confidence by doing different types of activities that I would not have done if I wasn’t a Girl Scout.

Johanna, age 12

The Girl Scout Leadership Journeys The Girl Scout Leadership Journeys encourage girls to find their voice, save the planet and tell their stories using the three keys to leadership—Discover, Connect and Take Action. These series are part of the Girl Scout organization’s core program and include age-appropriate activities at each program level, Girl Scout Daisies through Girl Scout Ambassadors. At the end of each journey, the girls choose a take-action project that will positively impact their lives, their communities and the world.

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Program Highlights Three journeys have been released to date:

It’s Your World - Change It! This Girl Scout journey takes leadership to a new level, giving girls a voice and encouraging them to take action on issues for which they have a passion. Girl Scout Daisies are taken on a journey through the Daisy Flower Garden, where they learn all about the Girl Scout Law and the flower friends that represent each part. Each program level gets progressively more involved and culminates in the final journey for Girl Scout Ambassadors where they are asked, “How often have you seen something that really needed to be changed and wondered, ‘Why isn’t someone doing something about that?’”

It’s Your Planet - Love It! It’s Your Planet—Love It! engages girls with an earth-friendly theme. The Girl Scout Brownie level starts with the WOW! Journey which focuses on the use and conservation of water. Girls are encouraged to work together as a team to make a difference in their community by inspiring and influencing its members in significant ways. Girl Scout Seniors are challenged in the Sow What? Journey to investigate the entire food network, from soil to planting to table. Girls plan and conduct a local “food forage” to scope out their “foodprint” choices and talk to scientists, local growers and business owners. Using what they have learned, girls consider their “leader-prints” as they decide who and what they can cultivate en route to a take-action project that positively impacts their food network.

It’s Your Story - Tell It! In this leadership journey, girls are invited to explore a story-telling theme through activities that illustrate many perspectives. Girl Scout Juniors participate in the aMUSE Journey, where they’re asked to consider all the roles they play in their everyday lives. They also learn how to defy stereotypes to follow their dreams, whether they want to be singers, writers, athletes, chefs, money managers, technology experts, fashion stylists… Do these roles change the story a girl could tell about herself? In the Girl Scout Cadette journey, MEdia, girls are challenged to question how much of their lives they are spending in someone else’s reality and whether what they see in the media reflects what real girls are like. Their media-remake take-action project lets them create a media-friendly world of girls. 4

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Program Highlights Girl Scout Cookie Program The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides girls the opportunity to participate in ageappropriate activities that help develop skills they can apply throughout their lives. Even the youngest girls gain self-confidence and poise by learning how to greet customers and offer products for purchase. The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. Goal Setting: Girl Scouts set cookie goals and develop a plan to reach those goals. When the time comes, they’ll be ready to create a well-thought-out plan for researching colleges and applying for scholarships. Decision Making: Girl Scouts decide with their team how they will spend their cookie proceeds. As they grow up, they’ll know when and how to give back to their community. Money Management: Girl Scouts take orders and handle customers’ money. They can handle a checking account, help with the grocery shopping and even stay on top of their cell phone bill!

I learned that when I speak I should speak loud and clear, and it also helped me understand money and how to set goals.

Lexi, age 10, talking about

the Girl Scout Cookie Program

People Skills: Girl Scouts learn how to talk and listen to all types of people while selling cookies. They can work well with others on school projects or as part of a sports team. Business Ethics: Girl Scouts are honest and responsible at every step of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They will develop excellent references for when they look for their first job or apply for college.


15,913 girls.

boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sold in 2011 by

$5,068,000 in total Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds.

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Program Highlights STEM Grant Programs GSNI was the recipient of a number of grant programs supporting the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

A special time for me in Girl Scouts was going to Northwestern University for Nanotechnology Scout Day. We were one of the youngest troops there, and our presentation about nanotechnology helping to cure cataracts landed us 3rd place! Our hard work researching and rehearsing really paid off!

The Motorola Solutions Foundation challenged girls to work as a team to identify a problem related to the current year’s FIRST Challenge, research the causes of the problem and identify solutions, and then present their recommendations of how to address the problem at peer competitions. The girls also built and programmed a robot to perform various pre-determined tasks. Five teams were formed to participate and one, the Wonder Women, won the Robot Table Performance Award and advanced to State, where they won the Gracious Professionalism Award.

Imagine Your STEM Future is a four-part series from AT&T designed to pique high school girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers and includes hands-on activities, team-skill building and career exploration. The program serves girls from several area high schools.

Katie, age 12

TECHbridge helps girls develop technical skills and increases girls’ confidence in all STEM fields. Girls increase their knowledge of science and engineering careers through role model visits and career activities. The program provides consumable supplies for up to 500 girls to participate in one of five engineeringrelated subject areas.

Design & Discovery is a program provided in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education to introduce girls to the engineering process and career opportunities in STEM fields. This program served approximately 200 girls in a summer Communities in School program.


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2011 Key Partner Programs YES! Mentoring in Freeport, IL Funded by United Way of Northwest Illinois GSNI provides programming during the school year to girls at the Norman C. Sleezer Youth Home in Freeport. Girls in residence at the home have behavioral issues, histories of violence or aggression, have been arrested or are on probation, or have a myriad of abuse, neglect or substance-abuse issues. GSNI provided the journey curriculum and other intervention activities to girls twice each month in 2010-2011.

It’s Your Story – Tell It! Summer Day Camp in Elgin, IL Funded by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A./Dove A five-day summer day camp was held in July 2011 for 4th and 5th grade girls in Elgin, Barrington and surrounding areas. After the week-long camp, 16% MORE girls were able to demonstrate positive values by indicating they wouldn’t do something they thought was wrong, even when others wanted them to.

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Series for Project Opportunity in Rockford, IL Funded jointly by United Way of Rock River Valley and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Girls in the 2010 Project Opportunity program in Rockford are from low-income, minority families and from schools that are not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress on state standardized exams. After 6 weeks of the program, 72% reported increased ability in science, math and critical thinking skills.

Design & Discovery STEM Series in Aurora, IL Funded jointly by Girl Scouts of the USA/US Department of Education and Fox Valley United Way During the 2011 Communities in Schools Summer Program in Aurora, girls completed hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. After 6 weeks of the program, 91% of girls demonstrated resourceful problem-solving skills, compared to only 69% before the program.

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Leadership Awards In 2011, twenty-seven Girl Scouts earned the Girl Scout Gold Award,


Girl Scout Gold Award Candle Ceremony.

I personally think that girls and women are already leaders, but most of the leaders of the world are men—they can’t be our only leaders forever.

My dream is for more women to become leaders.

Megan, age 10

the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. The requirements involve skill development, leadership experience and career exploration, culminating in the completion of a Girl Scout Gold Award take-action project. It is an achievement that lasts a girl’s entire lifetime and lives on to inspire others with the spirit of community service. The community service projects that are undertaken as part of the Gold Award process are impressive. Highlights of just a few of the 27 projects: • Planned and implemented a day camp for children at the Rockford Rescue Mission. Made and stuffed 40 tote bags with child-friendly items. • Planned the restoration of the historic garden at the Durant House in St. Charles, which had been closed for three years. Recruited community members to make the plans a reality. • Organized a food drive during the annual Genoa Days event to give the Genoa Food Pantry a boost in supplies for the summer. • Formed a Free Clothing Closet by collecting donations from the community. For seven months, the Closet helped families who could not otherwise afford new clothing. • Organized a three-day camp in Roscoe where 35 girls were taught about the importance of “going green” and how to reuse natural resources.


Girl Scout Gold Award and Scholarship Recipients with Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky, Miss Illinois 2010.


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Girl Scout Gold Award and scholarship recipients are recognized each year at our Young Women of Distinction (YWD) event.

Leadership Awards 2011 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients Carlee Bane, Roscoe Colleen Bransley, Crystal Lake Danielle Browne, South Elgin Sarah Elizabeth Clayton, Crystal Lake Kristen Field, Fulton Haley A. Fischer, Kingston Taylor Foderaro, Fox River Grove Elizabeth Gorski, Bartlett Chelsea Grabow, Roscoe Kacey Keegan, Huntley Diana Lewis, Bartlett Beth Ann Morley, Roscoe Vanessa Mountain, Algonquin Christina Nalepa, Crystal Lake

Jordan Otto, Geneva Carrie Quinn, Huntley Abby Reich, Crystal Lake Ashley Salazar, Freeport Connor Savage, Lake in the Hills Kelsey Smith, Davis Nikki Smith, Elburn Bianca Stodden, Lake Zurich Heather Stolz, Crystal Lake Marissa Suchyta, South Barrington Ashley Wellman-Morris, Dixon Morgan Marie Wierema, Fulton Chelsey Wilde, Woodford


YWD Keynote Speaker was Miss Illinois 2010, Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky.

Girl Scouts has given me the confidence to stand up for others. I lead by example for many people and I hope they do the same.

Elizabeth, age 13

GSNI is also committed to providing girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. The Girl Scout Scholarship Program awarded one $500 Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship and eight $500 Girl Scout Ambassador Scholarships in 2011.

2011 Scholarship Recipients: Beth Ann Morley, Roscoe Cassie Ayars, Rockford Kayla Clay, Byron Allison Genis, DeKalb Alexandra Krinickas, Rockford

Sarah Laken, Rockford Megan Marshalla, Lake Zurich Ariana Munger, Rockford Bianca Stodden, Lake Zurich

Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards Earning the top awards in their program levels, 65 Girl Scout Cadettes were honored as Girl Scout Silver Award recipients and 237 Girl Scout Juniors received the Girl Scout Bronze Award.


Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Kristen Field, with her Gold Award Display. Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois 2010 2011 Annual Report


Leadership Awards Girl Scout Religious Recognitions My Promise, My Faith Award

This fall, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) released the new Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting. Along with these new handbooks, actually designed by the girls themselves, GSUSA released updated skill-builder badge sets and awards. As part of the updated national program portfolio, GSUSA also introduced a new religious award as an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. We believe that the motivational force in Girl Scouting is a spiritual one. —From the Constitution of the Girl Scouts of the USA

The My Promise, My Faith pin encourages girls to connect the Girl Scout Law to the teachings of their faith. Each program-level pin is earned by completing five steps with age-appropriate activities. Both religious teachings and Girl Scouts share similar ideas on how girls should act. The Girl Scout Law tells us to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful…and so on. By choosing a different line of the Law each year, girls are able to earn a new pin annually in each of the six program levels, Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors. In one of the faith activities for Girl Scout Seniors, the girls are encouraged to read the SOW What Journey from It’s Your Planet—Love It! and explore the traditions of their faith with regard to blessings or rituals to give thanks for the food we eat. Additionally, Girl Scouts partners with many religious organizations to promote specific faith-based recognition programs for youth.

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151 Council-sponsored events

Girl Scouting by the Numbers

2,115 girls participated in resident and volunteer-led day/ twilight camps.

offered to girls in all service areas.

Daisy Troops: 423 Brownie Troops: 495 Junior Troops: 411 Cadette Troops: 211 Senior Troops: 61 Ambassador Troops: 41



19,961 girls in1,642 troops and 5,793 adult members: Total Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois members.

Volunteer trainings* 303: Face-to-face 1,013: Online 187: Webinar

*These numbers reect registrations received, not volunteers trained. Volunteers may have taken more than one training and therefore may be duplicated in the total.

$74,238 in financial assistance was

provided to girls and adult volunteers in 2011: $39,618 to girls, $3,318 to adults, $24,077 was given as troop assistance, $2,725 was provided to assist girls to attend camping programs and $4,500 supported scholarship programs.

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Council Finances Income

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The council’s complete audit report and IRS Form 990 are available upon request and can be found on our website at

Council Finances Statement of Financial Position As of September 30, 2011, and 2010








Current Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents Accounts Receivable, net Inventories



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Key Partners and Donor Support Key Partners The following organizations partnered with GSNI to make our programming possible— from technology upgrades to mentoring and membership extension. We are grateful for all of their support. Batavia United Way Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley*

Illinois Violence Prevention Authority/Patriots Gateway* Techbridge, Inc.*

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois*

United Way of Boone County*

Fox Valley United Way*

United Way of Greater McHenry County

Genoa-Kingston United Way Girl Scouts of the USA/Dove* Girl Scouts of the USA/Department of Education* Girl Scouts of the USA/ The Motorola Solutions Foundation*

United Way of Central Kane County United Way of Lee County* United Way of Northwest Illinois United Way of Ogle County United Way of Rock River Valley* United Way of Whiteside County* Woodward Charitable Trust*

*Those with an asterisk provided more than $5,000 of support for designated programs.

Corporate Partners Thanks to our major corporate sponsors:


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Key Partners and Donor Support Public Support Gifts in Kind valued at $157,000 Family Partnership raised $21,000 Girl Scouts Forever raised $147,000 Five Girl Scouts Forever events were held, including two in Rockford and three new events in Geneva, Crystal Lake and Sterling. Holiday Harvest raised $16,000 Thin Mint Sprint raised $19,000 Annual mail appeals raised $25,000 Mail appeals were sent to alumnae, civic organizations and community friends requesting support for general operating and financial assistance (campership, scholarship and financial aid). *View the complete Family Partnership donor list at

Gifts were received in memory of: Virginia Alley Ruth Barry Gernivier Cholke Anne C. Fairchild Elvida Gomez

De Ette Hammer Kimberly Sue Kelly Ruth Hanna McCormick Arlene M. Reimer Sharon Schoen

Gerald Spang John Timmerman Alba Williams

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Donor Gifts Gifts were received in honor of: Kelly Miller Karna Sandri Sally Stevens Azure Thill Cathy Wilcox

Juliette Low Society Members The Juliette Low Society provides a significant and lasting impact on the girls served by GSNI, assuring that the spirit of Girl Scouting will continue on its strong foundation while adapting programs to meet the needs of girls, today and tomorrow. Juliette Low Society membership is secured in the form of a charitable gift through the donor’s estate plan to the endowment.

Carolyn M. Allison Sara Ellen Anderson Patricia Appelhans Mary Ann Beebe Norma Behrend* Jane Carter Diane L. Collins Cheryl Dahl-Kearney Jody Deery Carmen Diaz Bev Dow Anne C. Fairchild* Miriam Fleig Mark & Shelley Fridly Jan Hann

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Mark & Joyce Harrison Grant Herman* Patricia Laird Mary Lamp Virginia Larsen Kellyn Lawrence Ruth Little Ruth N. Lund* Colleen M. Magee Patricia McCullough Ken & Marsha Opperman Barbara Pagano Shirley Peterson, M.D.* Gregory & Dr. Christina Petty Peggy Richards

Edward & Mary Anne Rounds Sandy Sabo Judith Sedlack Adella Sefrhans Peggy Simonsen Susan Speroff June Stott-Kubasiak Deborah A. Strout Kathryn Swick Dana Vierck Jacquelyn Waskiewicz Fleur Wright *deceased

Donor Gifts Girl Scouts Forever Society Members The Girl Scouts Forever society is a multi-year annual giving program ensuring GSNI the ability to help girls realize their leadership potential—right now—so they can change the world on a daily basis. Membership in the Girl Scouts Forever Society is secured through a 5-year pledge of $1,000 or more

Donna Addy Anonymous Douglas & Lisa Breitsprecker Entre’ Computer Solutions Dorothy S. Espenscheid Miriam L. Fleig Mark & Shelly Fridly Bradley & Georgann Gummow Daniel & Cathy Hawkins

Betty J. Hillier Sally & William Hoff Donna V. Kelley Joan M. Kelley Mark & Julie Maffei Terry & Betty Moore Lisa A. Normoyle Carolyn F. O’Neal Gloria Powell Susan Reimer

Riley Drug/ Tim & Bobbie Riley Edward & Mary Anne Rounds Russ & Carol Siefken Marlene Thompson Catherine C. Veal Barbara C. Vroman John & Beverly Whitehead Cathy Wilcox Vicki Wright

Donors The following listing represents gifts of cash or stock received October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011.

$95,000 +

$5,000 - $9,999

United Way of Rock River Valley

Anonymous (2)

$10,000 - $24,999

BMO Harris Bank

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Fox Valley United Way

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Donna Kelley

Girl Scouts of the USA/AT&T Harold & Marjorie Pratt Charitable Trust Edward & Mary Anne Rounds Sports Authority

Behr Iron & Metal

Gloyd Family Foundation Motorola Solutions Foundation-FIRST Grant Rockford Health System United Way - Lee County United Way of Boone County

*View a complete listing of donors at

United Way of Metro Chicago United Way of Whiteside County Woodward Governor Company $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Dell Direct Giving Campaign Wayne H. & Ruth L. Diehl Trust Jeanne Floberg Tim & Patti Lund William Miller Charitable Trust

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Donor Gifts

Message from CEO / Board Chair United Way - Batavia Community Chest

Joan Kelley

$500 - $999

United Way of Central Kane County

Rev. Keith Kelsey-Powell

Mark & Carol Ackerman

Ted & Jean Killingsworth

Donna Addy

Janet Kjellstrom

James Aderhold

Madelon & Victor Koerner

Alpine Bank

United Way of Northwest Illinois

Virginia & Arnold Larsen

Alpine Kiwanis

Jo Ann Lyon

Sara Ellen & James Anderson

Katherine Walls

Scott & Kelly McCleary

Aztec Service Unit

Wal-Mart Foundation

McHenry County Community Foundation

Steve Balogh

United Way of Greater McHenry County

Catherine & Thomas Wilcox Vicki Wright $1,000 - $2,499 Alliant Energy Foundation Androck Hardware Corp. Anonymous Donna & Terry Bausman Bergstrom Inc. Charitable Foundation

Batavia Mother’s Club Foundation

Mulford Dental Group

Bay Valley Foods

Lisa & Tim Normoyle

Sarah Behrend Luethi

Park North Stateline Service Unit

Patricia Belousek

Sue Reimer

Bushman’s Service

Riley Drug/ Tim & Bobbie Riley

Lisa & Douglas Breitsprecker

Rotary Club of Oswego Foundation

Robert & Karen Brown

Jenny Savage

Phil & Nancy Costello

Schneider Electric North America Foundation

D. Showers, Ltd. Miriam Fleig GKN Foundation Bradley & Georgann Gummow Betty Hillier Hollywood Casino Jade Rockford LLC DBA Culver’s Kane County Weed & Seed 18 Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois 2011 Annual Report

Terry & Betty Moore

Scott & Virginia Webster Charitable Foundation Trust

Becky Blaine Jane Carter Centegra Health System CGH Medical Center Lisa & Michael Cheeseman City of Aurora Communities in Schools of Aurora, Inc. Cornerstone Credit Union

Jack Leist & Judith Sedlack

Linsey Crowninshield

St. Charles Kiwanis Foundation

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Bingo Fund

Marlene Thompson

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

United Way of Barrington Catherine & William Veal Barbara Vroman

*View a complete listing of donors at

Daniel & Cathy Hawkins Helen Hill Communications Hicksgas Belvidere, Inc

Donor Gifts William & Sally Hoff

OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

Rockford Rage/Women’s Roller Derby League

Pam & Terry Owens

Willis & Doris Rowald

Johnson Oil Company

Jack Packard

Angela Schmidt

Dr. John & Sarah Koepsell

Suzyn Price

A L Schutzman Co.

Kohl’s Cares for Kids

Project First Rate

Sikich LLP

June & Steven Kubasiak

QSP, Inc.

Trust Company of Illinois

Ruth Little

Charlie Qualls

Dana & Gary Vierck

John Lynn

Riverside Community Bank

Voss Metals Co., Inc.

RK Dixon

Daniel & Barbara Williams

John D & Jane Leifheit Charitable Foundation

Richard & Ann McWethy John & Karen Messley

Brent & Jean Wadsworth

Christine Ory

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Board of Directors Officers


Bobbie Riley

Lisa Normoyle, Chair

Mark M. Ackerman

Jean Marie Saidler

Jeffrey Schmidt, First Vice-Chair

Stephen E. Balogh

James K. Say

Scott F. McCleary, Second Vice-Chair

Donna Bausman

Rhonda Sunden

Marg Blum

Catherine C. Veal

Daniel Hawkins, Secretary

Rosario DeLeon

Louanne Vedra-Glisan

Robert Quimby, Treasurer

Sheryl Y. Head

Cathy Wilcox

John Kovanda

Associate Directors

Vicki Wright, Chief Executive Officer Phil Costello, Chief Financial Officer

June M. Kubasiak Pamela K. Owens Michael T. Peddle

Aubrey Baker-Clark Alexandra Fleig

Kate Ramsay

*View a complete listing of donors at

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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves nearly 20,000 girls and 6,000 adults in all or parts of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties.

Elgin Service Center 12N124 Coombs Road Elgin, IL 60124 847-741-5521 Fax: 847-741-5667 Girl Scout Express 200 Applebee Street Barrington, IL 60010 847-620-5043 Fax: 847-620-5044 Freeport Service Center 5040 Business Rt. 20 W Freeport, IL 61032 815-235-8777 or 800-925-3327 Fax: 815-235-2468 Tumilowicz Center for Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts 2820 McFarland Road Rockford, IL 61107 815-962-5591 or 800-242-5591 Fax: 815-962-5658 Sugar Grove Service Center 200 New Bond Sugar Grove, IL 60554 630-897-1565 Fax: 630-466-7018

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