Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital We are keeping our Eye on the Prize—our girls! Letter from the President and Executive Director Dear Friends of Girl Scouting: We are delighted to report that the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital exceeded expectations in 2008! Girl membership increased by 4.2 percent and we ended the year strong with 82,527 members, consisting of 57,710 girls, 24,817 adult volunteers and 4,577 troops. We trained 11,732 volunteers and broke a record with 223 girls earning Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award. Our outreach activities to underserved communities continued to attract more girls and we exceeded our Fund Development goals by 17 percent. We raised $1,059,647 from foundations,
corporations and government grants and through SHARE, the council’s annual giving campaign from Girl Scout families, friends and staff we raised $593,215. So why, you might wonder, is this year’s annual report so thin? We’re keeping our Eye on the Prize—our girls! We recognize the economic challenges that our families and nation are facing. We are taking deliberate steps to manage our resources so that despite these tough economic times we can continue to deploy our resources where they are most needed—organizing troops,
delivering quality programs and providing financial aid for all who need that extra support to participate. Last year we provided $417,930 in financial aid to help girls and volunteers participate in council activities including; supporting troop activities, help with camp fees, and making it possible for some of our girls to travel to far-away places. We anticipate that requests for financial assistance will increase this year and you can rest assured we are prepared to respond positively to the growing demand. While our 2008 annual report is thin in size, it is rich in accomplishments. Because of your support, Girl Scouts continue to be the preeminent leadership development
organization for girls. We thank all of our friends who helped make 2008 so successful for our Girl Scout council. Our doors are open and we welcome everyone who wants to be part of the rich Girl Scout experience. We look forward to working with all of you as we keep our Eye on the Prize—our girls! Sincerely,
Diane Tipton President
Jan Verhage Executive Director
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital made available a variety of programs that attracted girls of all ages. Last year, we offered over 85,000 program opportunities to over 57,000 girls. Here are highlights from 2008 programs and events.
Girl Scouts have exclusive morning access to the Marine Mammal Pavilion at the National Aquarium in Baltimore to host Breakfast with the Dolphins. This year, 1,500 Girl Scouts had breakfast and participated in a private session with dolphins and their trainers.
The Young Leaders Program continue to increase Girl Scout participation in underserved communities. This year, 118 college students were placed as troop leaders at 54 sites in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County. The Young Leaders program served 48 percent more girls than last year, increasing the number of participants to 1,401.
The third annual Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts attracted over 200 girls to a three-day conference focused on leadership, heritage, empowerment and strategies for academic success and scholarships. The conference was sponsored by Adams National Bank, Best Buy, CarMax Foundation, Marriott International Inc, Morgan Stanley, PhRMA, Telemundo and the Washington Forrest Foundation. We can add “author” to the long list of accomplishments from Camp CEO. This year we released a book, Voices From the Woods, which chronicles the leadership stories and mentoring advice that prominent women executives shared with teen Girl Scouts at Camp CEO 2008.
Girls of All Abilities are welcomed in Girl Scouting. Thanks to a grant from Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF), GSCNC is able to ensure that girls with disabilities are engaged and active in Girl Scouting. A new patch program was launched, Including All Girls, and 45 teen girls received training to support troop leaders in their work with girls with disabilities. Our efforts served 522 girls with disabilities during Summer Day and Evening camps, and in troops and other council programs.
Howard University hosted a new leadership program for teens, Your Turn to Lead. Adult volunteers mentored over 185 teens, inspiring them to discover their potential and take action by becoming a leader in their school and community. The event was made possible with support from Fannie Mae and Howard University.
We are happy to announce a mother and daughter gift from long-time friend Sara Phillips and her daughter Dr. Barbara Sutton. The Phillips/Sutton RiverWalk, at Camp Potomac Woods, will include a series of environmental learning trails that can be used year round. The trail will be dedicated on Mother’s Day.
Girl Scout destinations provided opportunities for 36 girls to travel to Alaska, India, Guatemala and other locations to learn about wilderness first aid, aquatic biology and global climate change. GSCNC provided grants to many girls to defray a portion of the cost.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice keeps a very busy schedule. However, the Secretary took time out to sit down with our Girl Scouts to answer questions about leadership and overcoming odds.
Thirty Gold Award girls participated in a White House ceremony with Pope Benedict XVI hosted by President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. The girls stood at attention during the ceremony, which marked the Pontiff’s first visit to the United States.
Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum, introduced young girls to the fields of science, technology and engineering. Girls took the controls of a flight simulator, experimented with the forces of gravity, tried out cutting-edge technology and spoke with female scientists and engineers. Thanks to BAE Systems and the Boeing Company, this year over 3,100 Girl Scouts attended.
Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is the preeminent leadership organization for girls. • We surpassed the 80,000 member milestone and reached 82,527 members in 2008— 57,710 girls, 24,817 adults and 4,577 troops. • More Girl Scout cookies were consumed in the Nation’s Capital than in any other place in the country. • Our active team of over 200 volunteer trainers successfully trained 11,732 volunteers-over 1,900 online and through home study courses. • Two hundred and twenty-
• Thousands of girls utilize our seven camp properties. In Maryland: Aquasco, Brighton Woods, and Winona; and in Virginia: Coles Trip, Crowell, May Flather and Potomac Woods. This year Camp Winona opened as our fourth sleep-away camp to rave reviews. • We are headquartered in Washington, D.C. with satellite offices in Maryland: Frederick and Waldorf; and in Virginia: Lorton, Leesburg and Manassas.
three Girl Scouts earned the prestigious Gold Award last year, more than ever before.
Over 600 adult volunteers attended Leaderfest 2008, at the University of Maryland. Participants attended workshops on: accommodating girls from different cultures and faiths, working with girls with disabilities, creative ideas for crafts, SWAPS, songs and games. Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and WannaBees, gave the keynote presentation on how adults can best model positive leadership in their work with girls.
At Girls Scouts we are all over things that begin with “C”—Courage, Character, Confidence and of course Camping and Cookies. Girl Scout cookies are our most popular activity. Our cookies taste good and better yet, they help to fund troops and council activities. In 2008, 36,216 girls sold 4,150,008 boxes of Girl Scout cookies—an average 114 boxes of cookies per girl. Thin Mints and Samoas continue to be our best sellers. See where your favorite Girl Scout cookie placed in 2008 sales: Lemon Chalets 7.83%
This year we held our first Cookie College and graduated nearly 200 Girl Scouts. Girls received Cookie College diplomas for grasping the business of selling and understanding the history of Girl Scout cookies. SHARE (Share Her Annual Real Expense), GSCNC’s annual giving campaign managed by hundreds of volunteers in associations, service units, and troops, raised $593,215— nine percent more than the previous year. Each and every SHARE contributor and SHARE volunteer is important to the overall success of the campaign and our council.
Thin Mints 26.42%
Trefoils 10.33% Do-Si-Dos 9.62%
The Women’s Advisory Board sponsored 15 Dine-Arounds. These casual dining experiences offer a unique opportunity for senior girls, who are working on their Gold Award, to gain insight and encouragement from successful women.
We estimate that over 50,000 girls participated in Girl Scout Camps and environmental learning activities last year. Nearly 27,000 used our seven council camps; 3,742 girls enjoyed our sleep-away camps; 5,254 girls attended communitybased summer day camps; and 5,980 girls attended fee-funded Girl Scout summer day camps.
This year a Sunset Parade was held in honor of Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital with more than 400 Silver Award girls in attendance. The parade was hosted by Girl Scout and one of only four women Generals in the Marines, Brigadier General Tracy Garrett. The guest of honor was Diane Tipton, GSCNC President.
Tagalongs 12.50% Chocolate Chips 4.88%
All Abouts 7.27%
(Note: All Abouts will retire in 2009 when we introduce a new cookie—Dulce de Leche)
Thanks to all the girls and supportive parents that sold cookies last year. Millions of dollars were raised and troops retained $2.5 million to support their activities.
Grants Overview and Key Partnerships
Statement of Activities for the year ended June 30 , 2008, with comparative totals for 2007
Corporations, foundations and government agencies provided $1,059,647 in unrestricted and restricted funding to the council to support Girl Scouting in the Washington metropolitan area during Fiscal Year 2008. Of this total, foundations and corporations contributed $759,547, and government agencies contributed $300,100. The following partnerships are key to the year’s success:
Year ended June 30
Changes in unrestricted net assets Revenues and Other Support Revenues Sales $ 13,655,031 $ 13,665,438 Cost of Sales 4,499,534 4,750,857 Net Sales Revenue 9,155,497 8,914,581 Other Support Camping and Other Program Fees 915,759 895,082 Foundation and Corporate Contributions 778,356 791,942 SHARE Contributions 593,215 542,551 United Way Designations 146,575 158,634 Investment Income & Other Income (50,306) 538,055 Total Other Support 2,383,599 2,926,264 Net Assets Released from Restrictions 1,934,064 951,855 Total Unrestricted Revenues, Gains and Other Support 13,473,160 12,792,700 Expenses Program Services Troop-type Service 5,939,719 5,443,058 Resident Camps 2,765,702 2,741,529 Day Camps 1,330,069 1,298,798 Adult/Volunteer development 961,627 919,295 Total Program Services 10,997,117 10,402,680 Supporting Services Fund-raising 1,034,263 947,159 Management and General 1,008,064 981,587 Total Supporting Services 2,042,327 1,928,746 Total Expenses 13,039,444 12,331,426 Increase (Decrease) in Unrestricted Net Assets 433,716 461,274 Changes in temporarily restricted net assets Revenue Capital Campaign Contributions 4,720 172,714 Foundation and Corporate Contributions 540,266 357,152 Net Assets Released from Restriction (1,934,064) (951,855) Increase (Decrease) in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets (1,389,078) (421,989) Changes in permanently restricted net assets Revenue Permanently Restricted Revenue 56,087 239,665 Increase (Decrease) in Permanently Restricted Net Assets 56,087 239,665 Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets (899,275) 278,950 Net assets, beginning of the year 16,624,253 16,345,303 Net assets, end of the year $ 15,724,978 $ 16,624,253
Adams National Bank, Best Buy, CarMax Foundation, Marriott International, Inc., Morgan Stanley, PhRMA, Telemundo and the Washington Forrest Foundation for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girls Scouts, a three-day Girl Scout leadership conference for Latina teens. Booz Allen Hamilton for the Make the Connection corporate mentorship program.
Board of Directors (As of July 1, 2008)
Officers Diane Tipton President Broadine Brown First Vice President Barb Hunter Mahan Second Vice President
BAE Systems and the Boeing Company for supporting Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum.
Karen Penn Third Vice President
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation for our community-based day camps.
Marieli Colon-Padilla Secretary
Calvert for the first-ever Cookie College.
Shirley A. Edwards Treasurer
Capital One for the Capital Currency Financial Literacy Program. CareFirst for the Grow Strong Healthy Living Program. Fannie Mae and Howard University for the Your Turn to Lead teen overnight at Howard University. The Philip L. Graham Fund for outfitting the new commercial kitchen in the dining hall at Camp Winona. The Hearst Foundation and the Meyer Foundation for the Young Leaders Program, which trains dynamic, young women to lead Girl Scout troops in underserved areas. Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation for supporting the council’s efforts to make Girl Scouting accessible to girls of all abilities. The United States Golf Association for the Girl Scout/First Tee Program that teaches leadership and life skills through the game of golf.
Angela L. Avant, CPA Assistant Treasurer Members-at-Large Pedro Alfonso Bonnie Boltz Sheryl Bonilla Donella Brockington Elizabeth Cantrall Lillian Cephas Carol Cross Melissa Glassman Tiffini Turner Greene Caffin Gordon Sybil Hammond Sue Hansen Karen Howze Laura Inniss Susan Lacz Julie Lee Martha Meadows Roxie Nicoll Mary Sheehan Trinette Smith-Campbell Lynne Sport Jill Stelfox Debbie Walls Emily Wolf
A full copy of the financial statements of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, as audited by independent public accountants, BDO Seidman, LLP, is available for review at the council office.
Donor Highlights Corporations, Foundations, and Government Agencies $50,000 and above The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Capital One CareFirst Philip L. Graham Fund The Hearst Foundation Mitsubish Electric America Foundation United States Department of Justice $25,000-$49,999 Booz Allen Hamilton CarMax Foundation Fannie Mae Marriott Intl., Inc Nancy Peery Marriot Foundation Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation PhRMA $10,000- $24,999 BAE Systems Friedman, Billings and Ramsey Charitable Foundation Clark-Winchcole Foundation The James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes McGuireWoods LLP Morgan Stanley PNC Foundation United States Golf Association Verizon Wireless The Wachovia Foundation Washington Forrest Foundation Washington Gas $5,000- $9,999 3M The Adams National Bank Boeing Calvert The Community Foundation of Frederick County, The Philip and Janis Miller Wertheimer Fund Dimick Foundation EagleBank Fischer Ross Group Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Mars Foundation The George Preston Marshall Foundation Luther I. Replogle Foundation $1,000- $4,999 Alion Science and Technology Corporation The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region The Community Foundation of Frederick Co., Grants for Girls Fund The Community Foundation of Frederick County, The Margaret S. Stauffer Fund National Organization on Disability Pro Duffers Golf Club Venable Foundation The Washington Post SHARE Trefoil Circle Gold Members $5,000+ Judy A. Black Stephanie W. Kanwit and Richard A. Eisinger Elizabeth L. Lewis Judith Reindhart Anonymous Silver Members $2,500 - $4,999 Sandra A. Alexander Karen Bowman Melissa and Jeremiah Glassman Lynn Heebner Virginia and Joseph Holinka A. Angela Lancaster and Cantwell F. Muckenfuss
Julie Lee Patricia McGuire Diane Tipton and David Bradt Jan Verhage Wendy Wysong and Tracy Rickett President’s Circle Founders $1,000-$2,499 Nancy Adams Suzanne Amsbaugh and Dana Proulx Mary L. Azcuenaga Ted and Karen Baker Kathy Beernink Sheryl Bonilla Christine Brennan Deborah Brown Patricia Bruce Lillian Brunner Gail and Shawn Cali Darlene and Fielden Dickerson Gail Engel Jeri Fellerman Kristin Gerlach Heidi Gillen Susan Hager Melissa Hardesty Shari Harvey Barbara Hunter Mahan and Mike Mahan Pam and James Jelinek Sharon and Mark Jones Tish Kilpatrick Mary J. Layton Becky and David Legge Emily and G. Griffith Lindsay Julie R. Lineberry Marilyn Mause Kathy and Richard McKinless Jodi Morton Larry Nussdorf Robin and Kavin Owens Lisa Page Frances Randall Rosemary Speers Anna Tate Stephanie Tsacoumis Terri Wallace Marianne and Ray Wilburn Leaders $750-$999 Kay Behall Colleen and Dave Cibula Carol Cross Susan Ducey Shirley A. Edwards Margaret Garrett Pamela Gibson Sharon Gleason Victoria and Robert Hazard Pat and Vico Henriques Patti and Rodger Howard John Howard Karen Howze Edwin Istvan Marie Johns Anne and James Juran Marjorie Liden Anna and Edward Nevius Abigail C. Nichols and Carl Nelson Karen Penn Frances J. Phoenix Lisa Robinson Jean Rodrigues Jean and Craig Sansonetti Sharon and Dennis Scarce Jean Schiro-Zavela Lidia Soto Harmon and Robert Harmon Mary Gay Sprague Mary Szpanka Ruth and Lynwood Tart Jane Toal Allison Weylegala Sarah and David White Alwilter Wilson William Woessner Kelly Wormeli
Friends $600- $749 Mary Adams Marjorie Auer Golden Angela Avant Jose Ayoroa Shannon Babe-Thomas Judith Baldwin Stacie Lee Banks Laura Bassett E. Lee Beard Catherine and Richard M. Bertin Bonny Lou Boltz Molly Boyle Julienne Bramesco Barbara Brent Broadine M. Brown Colleen H. Brown Karen and Parke Brown LaVerne Brown Janet Burnette Trinette and Dwayne Campbell Stephanie Campbell Julie Carlson Martin Carr Lorrie Caudle Melissa Chislom Catherine Clements Anne M. Connors Lucinda Coppock Becky and Ron Crouch Cynthia Dahlin Kitty and Richard Dana Katherine Deffer Maureen E. Dwyer Christina Eaglin-Hawthorne Paula Everson Sharon Fontanella Morrey Gardner Carin Gendell Elizabeth Gere Peggy Gianuca Kathryn Good Caffin Gordon Chris Heald Katharine and Edward Heberg Isora and Jeffrey Heckel Jennifer and Benjamin Hendricks Mary Lou Hildreth Diane Jeffers Jane Kayser Linda and Steve Kelly Donna Kissane Susan Kohn Cynthia Koshatka and Michael Porter Barbara J. Krebs Susan Lacz Katherine Lehner Gertrude Lerch Denise Lewis Marie and Charles Liebetrau Jennifer Lindsay Judy and Donald Lokerson Laura Loomis Barbara Lowis Lehmann Stacey Lucas Dee MacDonald-Miller Abby MacKness-Poore Helen Martin Stewart Maureen McCann Joanne McDonough Deborah McFadden Martha Meadows Stephen Mohyla Stanley Myles Marjorie Nesbitt Debra Neverson Larry Newell Anne Parrish Angela Parsons Stefanie and Rich Powell Barbara Reinike Jacquelyn Rizzo Annette Rollins Mary Rosewater Rhea S. Schwartz and Paul Wolff Carrie Seligmann Mary Sheehan Brandon Smith Dorothy Smith Kelly Smith
Elnora Smith Reginald Stuart Denise Troeschel Alicia Truesdail Carolyn Turner Tamara Vroom Linnette Wallace William Warrell Susan Weaver Laurie Westley Kim Wilbert Susan Williamson Ross Nancy and Clarence Willis Lisa and Dennis Wokeck Susan Wolfe Gold Key Members $250-$599 Carrie Accardi Meg Armstrong George Bain Dorothy Bennett Marti Betz Connie Binder David Cahoon Kim Calder Trisha Christian Judean Code Lisa Day Karen Deluca Marge Ely Kathleen Finucan Donella Gibson Edele Gilkey Penny and Leslie Halpern Barbara Harner Charlotte Heile Nannette Henderson Wynett Isley Cheryl Kariya Kendra Lacy Kathy Lavelle Natalie Ludaway Louise Lynch Melanie Mason Susan and William Morris Lelia Mullins Donna Oliver Mary Pearson Kendra Reinmann Adrienne Sedgewick Bonnie Seklecki Tine and Wyman Stone B. Esther Streusand Sandra Sullivan Denise Viau Cynthia and Jay Wallin Judith Walter and Irvin Nathan Earle Williams Susan and Robert Willis Charmaine Wilson Jessie Wilson Lori Zylich
Edele C. Gilkey Karen and Fred Grosse Susan and Bob Guthridge Artis Hampshire-Cowan Mary J. Harris Salli and Frank Hartman Katharine S. Heberg Lynn Heebner Sylvia Henderson Pat Henriques Susan C. Hostetter-Stubbs Marilyn J. Houser Patricia Howard Barbara Hunter Mahan Dorothy Jemison Mary Kay and Keith Jones Sandra Jordan Kathryn R. Kahn Lauri G. Katz Tish Kilpatrick Sandra M. King-Shaw Alma L. Knox Gertrude W. Lerch Carole D. Levy Marjorie Higman Liden Judith and Donald Lokerson Kathy J. McKinless Charlene Meidlinger Sandra Moore Linda A. More BettJane Myers Heather and Alfonso Narvaez Abigail C. Nichols Roberta H. Ostar Barbara Ostrom Caroline Owens Debbie Pearce Carol Pickens Fran Phoenix Betty Philbrook Sarah and Lawrence Phillips Carol Pickens Myra Sampson Reeves Eleanor F. Reinhardt Home Reitweisner Jo Reynolds Mary C. Rosewater Katherine A. Rubida Elaine S. Saunders Rhea S. Schwartz and Paul Wolff Rebecca K. Shue Sherry Simas Patti and Michael Slay Tine Stone Barbara Ann Sutton Mary Szpanka Susan Drew Thomas Dean Thompson Katherine R. Throop Diane Tipton and David Bradt Denise Troeschel Jan Verhage Patricia Wallace Terri Wallace Marianne Cox Wilburn Edith C. Wilkerson Karen Yoho
Juliette Low Legacy Society Meg S. Armstrong George Bain Lois E. Bell-Tolliver Pamela Bingham Employee Matching and Dollars for Donella P. Brockington Doers Gifts Karen and Parke Brown America’s Charities Patricia and William Bruce AT&T United Way Employee Giving Mary Rose and Stanley Chappelle Campaign Dorothy Clarke BAE Systems Employee Community Anne Connors Fund, Inc. George and Lou Cook Chevron Constance T. Cordovilla Constellation Energy Group Employee Dexter Curry Fund Deana Demichelis CSC Employee Campaign Darlene and Fielden Dickerson Edison International Employee Ann Dilcher Contributions Campaign Hattie Dorman Employees Charity Organization (ECHO) Christina Eaglin-Hawthorne of Northrop Grumman Bert and Susan Edwards Employee’s Community Fund of The Jane Edwards Boeing Company Helen Ely ExxonMobil Corporation Gail Fialkow Freddie Mac Foundation Mary Ellen Frank Gannett Foundation Kristin Gerlach IBM Employee Services Center Donella Gibson Microsoft
Montgomery Alliance National Semiconductor Network for Good Noblis Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP Verizon Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign World Bank Community Connections Fund Gifts Received in Memory of Susan Indish Gladys and Paul Poffenberger Ora Simmons Mary K.Valentz Gifts Received in Honor of Bubbles, Snowflake and Thunder Dover Simone Reba Alma Knox Susan Hager Help secure the future of Girl Scouting in your community -invest in the GSCNC endowment with outright gifts or bequest.