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2012 Annual Report

Dream Big. Live Loud. the dream and in e r a spire Sh her

to change the world.


During the year 2012, Girl Scouts across our Council celebrated the Year of the Girl.


Top left: Brownies spending time at Girl Scout Day at the Capitol. Top right: Girls celebrating the Year of the Girl at a 100th Anniversary party for Girl Scouts. Bottom left: The Forever Green Gala bringing together Alumnae and passionate Girl Scout supporters dressed in uniforms from the last century of Girl Scouting. Bottom right: A Girl Scout Troop meeting with Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.

Year of the Girl

100 years of Girl Scouts – 100 years of helping girls succeed. Dear Friends, What can a girl do? Girls can do anything they set their minds to. Girls can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, mothers… you name it! But girls can’t dream to be what they can’t see, so we rely on many people to help teach girls they can be whatever they want to be – and so much more.

Board of Directors 2011-2012 President

Martha Krone

1st Vice President Laura Lindstrom

It has been said that the status of women in society is a direct measure of that society’s success, but it goes deeper than that. It truly begins with girls. A girl who doesn’t believe she has what it takes to be a leader isn’t likely to run for mayor one day. A girl who is laughed at by peers for being outspoken in the classroom isn’t dreaming of sitting at the head of the table, or running a board meeting. A girl who hides her abilities in math and science won’t find the cure to an illness that affects us all.

2nd Vice President

Through Girl Scouts, we’re working to change the way girls act – and react – to the world around them. Here at Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, we serve nearly 14,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 67 counties in Iowa, one in Nebraska, and two in South Dakota. Without our passionate volunteers we would not be able to reach thousands of girls. Without financial support from donors, who are passionate about helping girls succeed, we would not be able to provide programming or services to our members.


We know the next century of girls will dream big. Thank you for helping us build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Sincerely,

Janet Phipps Burkhead


Gina Schochenmaier


Joe Heffernan Barb Adams Jennifer Beal Rona Berinobis Mary Bontrager Shannon Duval Rhonda Fitchett Amy Jordahl Elizabeth Meyer Deborah Russell Carrie Theisen Valarie Vest

Board Development Committee

Martha Krone Jamie Boersma Board Chair Chief Executive Officer Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

Chair: Shannon Duval Jennifer Beal Renee Hardman Erin Johnson Tim Lord Jan Rowley Deborah Russell Michelle J. York


Discover + Connect + Take Action = Leadership In Girl Scouts, girls discover (themselves), connect (with others) and take action (to create change) while discovering the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increased understanding, skills, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. The GSLE is the foundation of all of our programs for girls. Girls participate in the GSLE in many different ways: • 13,850 girls attended events, series, were part of a troop, or customized their Girl Scout experience as individual Girl Scouts (Girls who are not part of a Troop, but still want to be Girl Scouts.) • 10,472 girls participated in the largest girl-led business in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program. • 1,864 girls attended resident camp. • 2,406 girls participated in Council-driven programs. • 1,115 girls attended the Believe in Girls (BIG) event.

“As a Girl Scout Juliette, I went to the Aviation Day Camp last fall and it was AWESOME to actually fly a plane! It made me realize how much I can experience through Girl Scouts that I can’t anywhere else.” -Kaylie, Age 14 4


DISCOVER themselves

1. Girl develop a strong sense of self. 2. Girls develop positive values. 3. Girls gain practical life skills. 4. Girls seek challenges in the world. 5. Girls develop critical thinking.

with others

1. Girls develop healthy relationships. 2. Girls can resolve conflicts. 3. Girls feel connected to their communities, locally and globally. 4. Girls promote cooperation and team building. 5. Girls advance diversity in a multicultural world.

These 15 outcomes make up the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Our Council has chosen five of these outcomes (highlighted above) to focus on in our programming.

TAKE ACTION to create change

1. Girls can identify community needs. 2. Girls are resourceful problem solvers. 3. Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally. 4. Girls educate and inspire others to act. 5. Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.


Girls Advocate In 2012, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa held several programs aimed at teaching girls how to stand up for themselves and others – these programs were targeted for specific grade levels and featured age-appropriate storytelling and examples that girls could relate to. From anti-bullying workshops to learning about how government works and how to make a difference in their communities, Girl Scouts connected girls to opportunities to share their voice about issues important to them.

Girls Scouts spending time at the Iowa State Capitol where Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds shared her thoughts on female leadership. 6

Elaine Kushkowski, age 15, represented Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa at the Girls’ World Forum in Chicago. She reflects on her experience: “The past week has been one of sharing experiences, listening to others, learning about different cultures, and growing in ways I never expected. With Girl Scouts, everything is possible. Girl Scouts is not just about Brownies selling cookies; it is girls and women of all ages, working hard to create sustainable change. Encourage younger girls in your community to stay involved with Girl Scouts because there are so many opportunities for them to be leaders, both close to home and far away. Teach them that they are part of an international community of 10 MILLION girls, and that what they have to say matters.”


S.T.E.M. When today’s girls graduate from college, America will need three million more scientists and engineers. Girl Scouts is fueling this pipeline by getting girls excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through programs like Geek Squad, Aviation Days, First Technology Challenge, and FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL.) The Annual FLL Competition helps girls develop skills they’ll carry with them throughout their lifetimes. Girls develop critical-thinking and team-building skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and learn a great deal about technology. Teams explore actual problems that today’s scientist and engineers are trying to solve, develop innovative solutions to those problems, and share their findings. We’d like to thank our STEM funders: Best Buy (Geek Squad) Best Buy Children’s Foundation GSUSA/Motorola GSUSA/United Technologies Corporation 8

Iowa State University College of Engineering Principal Financial Group Foundation Rockwell Collins Tides Foundation (Google)

ENGINEER IMAGINERS Coach Jeff Henderson “Of the 16 teams at the Qualifier, we were the only all-girl team. The other teams who had girls on them, my girls talked with to see what their roles were for their team. They discovered the girls on teams with boys didn’t get to build, program, or drive the robot. They usually got to organize, document, and be the media person for the team. My girls felt proud, they get to do it all, but also felt sad the other girls didn’t. Girls Scouts being involved in these events is just great and in the right direction.” 9

Girl ScoutCamp Girl Scout Camp is more than just a place to make new friends and create special summer memories... It’s a place for self-discovery, laughter, fun, and personal growth. Girls have the opportunity to learn more about themselves and others, as well as enhance Girl Scout Camp is more than just a place their confidence in new skills. With positive to make new friends and create a special role models, experiences that build selfsummer memory . esteem, new friends, and exciting activities, a special place for self-discovery, laughter, fun and personal growth. Girls GirlIt’s Scout Camp remains a favorite activity the to learn more about themselves and others, as well as forhave many ofopportunity our Girl Scouts. In 2012: enhance their confidence in new skills. With positive role models, experiences • 1,864 girls attended resident camp, an that build self-esteem, new friends and exciting activities, Girl Scout Camp increase of nearly 16% over 2011. remains a favorite activity for many of our Girl Scouts. • 18% of girls that attended camp In 2012: campership received • 1,864 girls attended donations. resident camp, an increase of nearly 16% over 2011 • More than $41,912 was donated to the Campership fund, which was responsible for sending XX girls to camp. 10

‘‘The lessons I learned at Girl Scout Camp are at the heart of everything I am.”

Cate O’Donnell • Camp Tanglefoot Camper: Summers 2002-2006 • Camp Tanglefoot Counselor: Summers 2007-2011; 2013 • Our Chalet Girl Scout/Girl Guide World Center Volunteer: Summer 2012 “The lessons I learned at Girl Scout Camp are at the heart of everything I am. It’s where I learned to be both powerful and silly, where I learned how to lead and how to follow, and it’s where I learned that nothing is stronger than sisterhood. From the ropes course to fort building to bonding around a flickering campfire with your favorite people, Girl Scout Camp has given me what every girl needs: a place filled with happiness and good memories where she knows she belongs.” 11

The Cookie Program inspires Girl Scouts to step up and claim their place in the world. It’s also the biggest financial-literacy program for girls in the world. Every year, it gives millions of future entrepreneurs their first formal lessons in five essential skills: decision making, goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Girls have fun and learn these important life skills in the process! In 2012, we launched the new direct-sales format, Cookies NOW!, in which girls had cookies on hand to sell to their customers. As a result of the new format: • A total of 10,472 girls participated in the Cookie Program. • A total of 146,020 cases were sold, resulting in a net increase of 12.44%. • 167 boxes was our ‘per-girl selling average’ – representing an increase of 28 boxes per girl. • We experienced an overall increase of 16.8% over the prior year. As the largest girl-led business in the country, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a unique opportunity for girls to become leaders in their own lives and beyond. • The Product Program helps ensure strong programming and great opportunities for girls.

• 73% of Cookie Program proceeds supports girls and volunteers directly!

Girl Scout Cookie Program


Girl Recognitions and Troop Profit

Cost of Sale

Girl and Volunteer Services

How the Cookie Crumbles

The Product Program helps ensure strong programming and great opportunities for girls. 73% of Cookie Program proceeds support girls and volunteers directly!

Maddie, age 10, uses the Cookie Program’s five skills to earn her way to Girl Scout Camp each summer. She sets a goal that will help her earn two camp sessions and then executes a plan to help her meet her goal. For the last 3 years, Maddie has reached her goal and been able to attend camp using her earned rewards from the Cookie Program.


Gold Award Recipients The Girl Scout Gold Award, presented each year to less than one percent of the 2.3 million girl members, represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award is earned by those who complete a minimum of 80 hours of service work demonstrating extraordinary leadership through measurable and sustainable Take Action projects in their community.

“It’sareallyamazingfeelingtobeable togivebacktothecommunityandhelp otherpeople,whilepursuingoneofmy deepest passions.” 14 -Brittany, age 18

Katie Jacobson St. Charles

Katie Luzier Norwalk

Katie decided to build and distribute bat houses throughout Warren County, in an effort to give them a place to go while keeping them out of people’s homes. *Katie was also one of ten Girl Scouts in the entire nation to be named a 2013 Woman of Distinction by GSUSA.

Katie’s project addressed the issue of pollution on a well-known bike path in her community. She raised funds to have permanent receptacles installed along the path in an effort to help keep it clean and environmentally-friendly.

Mollie Emerson Rockford

Vianna Miller Sioux City

Mollie wanted to make children feel more comfortable while visiting the doctor’s office in her rural community and in turn, decided to redecorate patient rooms, the bathrooms and break room.

Vianna focused on her church’s need for a Wednesday night religious education class for children in 1st-6th grade. She designed the curricula and taught the classes.

Bonnie Keller Sioux City

Laura Tibbs Alden

Bonnie trained her entire graduating class on how to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. She also helped raise funds to purchase an AED, as well as five training dummies for future trainings at her school.

After recognizing the large amount of school supplies wastefully thrown away at the end of every school year, Laura held a supply collection at the end of the year as students were cleaning out their lockers.

Brittany Wiebbecke Nashua

Brett Bunnell Norwalk

Brittany’s project focused on a local animal rescue center in dire need of families looking to adopt. She developed a brochure which explained how to care for new pets and provided pet supplies for new families.

Brett created blinds for all eight of the classrooms at her church in an effort to block the sun and give people more privacy during religious education classes and retreats. Additionally, she placed bible verses on the walls of every room.


Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Donors

We gratefully acknowledge the following donors who made gifts between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. Dream Builder

Dream Builders have pledged $1,000/year for five years)

Donna Barry Dale and Jamie Boersma Tim and Kathy Bottaro Mary Duncan Ron and Karen Grode Joyce Hanes Sheila Tipton David and Margo Underwood

Girl Scout Champion 10,000+

Individuals Estate of Lillian Locke Organizations Best Buy Best Buy Children’s Foundation Cylient Greg Friedman Photography Iowa West Foundation Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino The Wellmark Foundation Tides Foundation/Google Data Center

Girl Scout Advocate $5,000 -$9,999

Individuals Anonymous John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation Estate of Helen Jeffrey Organizations Hy-Vee Iowa Health - Des Moines Iowa Health System Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation National TTT Society Principal Financial Group Foundation Promise Partners Rockwell Collins

Gold Level Supporters $1,000 - 4,999


Individuals William and Mary Jo Allen Wanda Armstrong Michael Bennett

Lori Calhoun Anne Cherry Donald and Melinda Furman David and Aprile Goodman James Heidt James Holcomb and Linda Moller Estate of Howard Hurley Phillip and Martha Krone Janette Larkin Dave Marreel David & Phyllis Murphy Charitable Foundation Elizabeth Muse Norris Charitable Fund Sharon Powell Heather Schager Lou and Wendy Waugaman Fund Organizations Aalfs Manufacturing Adventureland Park Algona Service Unit American Equity Investment Life Ins. Co. Brown Winick Law Firm Casey’s Charities CDS Global, Inc. Des Moines University EMC Insurance Companies FBL Financial Group, Inc. Finley Law Firm Gabus Automotive Group Graham Construction GSUSA Iowa State University Knapp Properties Lester’s Contracting LS2 Group, LLC Majors Concrete Co. Meredith Corporation MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. Motorola Foundation/GSUSA NCMIC Group, Inc. Performance Management Group LLC Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Principal Financial Group River Management Sammons Financial Group Tero United Technologies Corporation/ GSUSA West Bank

Silver Level Supporters $500 - 999

Individuals Andrea Baker Jennifer Beal Janet Phipps Burkhead Kevin and Mollie Cooney Paul and Susan Davis Richard Deming Mary Edelen Patty Frost Kevin and Aletha Gabbert Tim and Jennifer Galvin Eileen Gannon Mike and Kimberly Glynn June Goplerud Ruth Hamilton Ann Hanes Robert Haney John and Dolores Hanna Marcia Holsinger Susan and Mike House Denise Kleinberg Delbert and Mary Laudner William Leaver Laura Lindstrom Barbara Lukavsky Helen J. Noah Revocable Trust Karen Novak-Swalwell Edward O’Connor Rosemary Parson Arthur and Jane Reese David Steffens Michelle Swanson Roy and Connie Tesene Bob Thompson Tracy and Valarie Vest Rick and Marcia Wanamaker Michele Weston Ione Wilkens Jennifer Williams Larry and Lhea Wilson Fred Wolf Steven Zumbach Organizations Alliant Energy City of Sioux City Deloitte Denman & Company, LLP Des Moines AHEPA 192 Charitable Trust Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club Foster Group

Girl Scout Troop 9501 Henkel Construction Co. Horizon Printing Co. I Have a Dream Foundation Jethro’s BBQ Jim Hunt Electric Kiwanis Foundation of Des Moines Kohl’s Foundation Kramer & Associates Nexus Women’s Alliance In honor of Kaye Lozier Rotary Club of Des Moines Walmart Foundation Whitfield & Eddy PLC

Bronze Level Supporters $100 - 499

Individuals Kip and Debbie Alberston Jennifer Allamby Brandi Allen Kermit Anderson Steve Armstrong John and Sue Auer April Ayres Jennie Balcom Angela Banks Nathan Barber Joseph Barnes Craig Bartling Jesse Bawek Shirley Beakler Susan Beckman Bart and Mary Benning Rona Berinobis Adam Berry Caroline Bettis Russell and Betty Beving Lisa Bianco Linda Bisgaard Nancy Bishop Mary Bontrager Nyra Bottley Gilbert Bovard Quentin and Inez Boyken Randy Bradley Honorable Terry Branstad Vicki Breckenridge Scott Brennan Nathan Brewer Deb Brewer-Cotlar Robert and Deanna Bridges, Jr. Linda Brown

Lester Brue Kelley Buchacker Julie Buenzow Kim Butler Lisa Butterbaugh Nancy Byrd Teree Caldwell-Johnson Angie Calhoun Bonnie Campbell Steven and Barbara Cappaert Tara Carr Jenny Carter Rick and Kaye Chabot Richard and Joyce Chapman Sheila Chestelson Jeffrey Cloyd Liz Cooney Patrick Cooney Anna Cooper Chris and Breanne Costa Kevin Costner Dorie Coughenour Jeffrey Coughlin Darrell and Janice Coy Brian Cressey Jerry and Susan Currie Evelyn Dailey Darcy Darrah Michael Davenport Dick Davidson Kari Davis Debora Davis Paul and Stephanie Deboer Vernon Delpesce Jennifer Denne MJ Dolan William and Sue Dolezal David Doolittle Amy Drummer Jon Dukes R. Bruce and Judy Dunker Deanna Dunn Michelle Durand-Adams Shannon Duval Mary Dycus and David Whitaker Virginia Edgar James Elmer Jeffrey and Janet Elwer Joan Eness James and Mary Erb Elwyn and Donna Etchen Ralph Eucher Richard and Janice Evans

Tracie Feight Jason and Kimberly Felker Gerard and Gerri Fiala Melissa Fischer Rhonda Fitchett Jerry Fleagle Susan Floerchinger Cynthia Forr Ed Friedman Chris Frost Patty Frost Sally Frotscher Michael Fulscher Amy Gadbaw Marilyn Garst Michael Gartner Nick Gerhart Kim Gillespie Marvin Gilliland Joel and Michelle Gjerde Michael Glidewell Al and Rita Goranson John and Theresa Grahek Valerie Graves Rebecca Greenwald Wade Greiman Alan Gross Darren and Pat Grote Angel Grubb Nic and Tara Hall Amy Hand Mark and Thalya Hanson Renee Hardman Scott and Mary Harrison Brenda Hausman-Miller Joe Heffernan James and Norma Heiny Timothy and Debra Heldt Terry Hernandez Nancy Hewitt Charlie and Marcia Hickman Sara Hill Jennifer Hochberger Margaret Maxine Hoffman Kurt Hohnstrater Robert and Pamela Hopper Thomas and Pat Horton Lori Howe Carol Huffman Kristin Hunter Dean Hunziker David Hurd Brad and Cathy Isaak

Janelle Jacobsen Lynette Jennings Pokey & Colin Jensen Foundation Theresa Jenson Barbara Jeter Bruce Johnson Brad and Kristin Johnson Karl and Lois Johnson Terri Johnson Kayla Joslin Susan Kadlec Amy Keairns Richard and Jessica Keeling Constance Kelley Mary Anne Kennedy Kevin Kilkenny Linda King Steven Kinnard Donald Kluver Richard Knecht Patrick and Mary Knueven Kendall Kruger Chris Kuchta Ed Kuhl Jeffrey Kushkowski Walter LaFollette Shannon Langan Nancy Lautenbach Katherine Layton Terry and Kathleen Lebo Lacresa Lee Gary Levinson and Jackie Armstrong Kevin Liudahl Donna Logan Barbara Lombardi Deb Long Denise Lopez Thomas and Jan Lovell Ronald and Becky Lundblad Sara Lupkes Lorry Luscri Christina Luther Harriet Macomber Mahoney-Hill Charitable Fund Trust Mary Rose Main Tyler Marsh Tanya Martinson John and Jean Matovina James McBrian Melissa McCuen Jodie Clark McDougal John McGary Phillip and Juleen McGrath

Barbara McKenzie Howard McPhail Kris Mead Barbara Michaels Cameron Minnaert Gary Mishler Tim Monson Kimberly Moran Deborah Morgan John and Teresa Moses Carylann Mucha Steve and Kathleen Mullen James and Diane Murphy Sara Musfeldt Lisa Nakashima Cheryl Naylor Isabel Neibergall-Crowell Dave Nelson Gerry Neugent Connie Newlin Robert and Nancy Noiva Debbie Norton Rick Nuss Jo Oldson Jeannette Olson Gordon Opland and Sharon Sorensen Graciana Orozco Pam Osgood Barbara Parks Florence and Gene Payne Merle Pederson Makala Peed Mary Louise Petersen Allen Petersen Carline Phillips Terence and Jill Pickett J. Edward and Camille Power Richard and Joyce Price Joanne Purtill Pamela Quinlan Brad and Ann Randall Kurt and Lynette Rasmussen Eric and Marylee Rehm Kim Reynolds Margaret Reynolds Bonnie Richards Kristin Rinderknecht Marie Robb Lora Robinson Barbara Rohlf Daniel Roling Brian Rowles Deborah Russell

Walter and Rachelle Russian Rose Rysavy Steve and ReneĂŠ Schaaf Kathy Schmitt Marlana Schnell Steven and Lori Schrade Bachar Sara Schroeder Jacqueline Schuessler Carrie Schuler Kim Schulze Jim Scott Megan Seeman Harris and Kathryn Seidel Debbie Sewalson Steven Shaffer Chandrakant Shah Kathy Shannon Gail Shook Sue Sieh Dan and Patty Skokan Amy Smith Linda Smith Martin Smith Walt Smith William Smith Virginia Smith Steven Snyder and Louise Cragg Max and Marilyn Sowers Melonie Spear Stephen Spencer Ivy Sprague Shannon Stewart Robert and Suzan Stewart Wayne and Paula Stewart Mary Stier William and Shirley Stoyles Randy Strong Courtney Strutt Todd Connie Struve Donnice Susemihl Steve Sypal Robert and Melissa Szalay Peter and Carol Taggart MaryAnn Tayloe John and Barbara Taylor Kyle Ten Pas Christine Terhark Cory Theeler James and Linda Tjaden Mary Lou Topp Chad and Tricia Tramp Stacey Tucker Sandi Tucker-Stanbro

Staci Uhl Luis Valdes Kevin Van Weelden Guy Vanderlinden Michael Vaughan Sean Vicente Susan Voegtlin John Volf Lee and Janet Wahlert Lauretta Walker James and Mary Ann Wallace Kelli Watson Joe and Rhonda Watton Harvey and Rita Weinberg Robert and Patricia West Jim and Lisa West Therese Wielage Craig and Fran Wierson Martha Willits Jonathan Wilson James and Sandra Windsor III Elaine Wolf Dawn Wolvek Carol Wood Connie Wubbena Kent and Michelle York D.A. and Susan Jo Young Organizations 3M Alliant Energy American Legion Post 374 AXA Foundation Bell Consulting Services Bolt Construction Cargill CenturyLink Christian Photo Citizens State Foundation City State Bank Civitan International/Fort Dodge Clear Lake Telephone Community Health Charities of Nebraska Curries Deere & Company Dollar General Eagles Auxiliary 3849 First National Bank Girl Scout Troop 261 Girl Scout Troop 40123 Golden Kernel Snacks/Ashdon Farms


Grate Expectations Catering Greene Limestone GuideOne Foundation Tracy Hough Insurance Agency Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation Iowa Diamond Kansas City Life Ins. Co. Kiwanis Club of Fort Dodge/Golden K Koch Brothers Leonard Tinker Heating & Cooling Mahaska Communication Group Marel Meat Processing, Inc. Mason City Evening Lions Midland National Life Ins. Co. Mid-State Service, Ltd. Midwest Meter Nationwide Foundation NCMIC New Cooperative North Iowa Community Credit Union Overhead Door Co. of Mason City PC Medical P.I.P. Farm, Inc. Pepsi Bottling Company Peter D. Hart Research Associates QSP Rene Neun, LLC Sauer- Danfoss Scenic City Kiwanis Club Scenic Valley Produce Sertoma Club of Des Moines South American Beef, Inc. Sumpter Pharmacy Superior Lumber, Inc. The Gallery Hair Salon The IMT Group The Levitt Foundation The Meredith Corporation Foundation Trilix TS Bank Urbandale Lions Club Van Diest Supply Co. Victory Construction Wal-Mart Wesley United Methodist Church Men’s Club WHKS & Co.

United Way and Community Fund Support


Appanoose County United Way Belmond Area United Way  Brown County United Way Central IA Combined Federal Campaign  Charles City Community Foundation Fort Dodge Community Foundation & United Way Hamburg United Fund

Jefferson Community Chest Le Mars United Way Marion County United Way Marshalltown Area United Way Mile High United Way Northern Lights Combined Federal Campaign  Osage Community Chest  Pella Community Foundation Pfizer Foundation United Way Spirit Lake Good Neighbor Fund  United Fund of Eldora  United Funds of Odebolt United Way of Boone County  United Way of Central Iowa  United Way of Grinnell  United Way of Jasper County  United Way of Siouxland  United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania United Way of Spencer  United Way of Story County  United Way of the Midlands  United Way of Vermillion  United Way of Wapello County

Volunteer Service Donations

Memorial Donations

Rona Berbinois (The Wellmark Foundation) Suzie Bruner (Kohl’s Foundation) Angela Brunk (The Wellmark Foundation) Angela Ferguson (Walmart Foundation) Reba Henze (MidAmerican Energy Foundation) Rosie Hussey (Peter D. Hart Associates) Cindy King (Walmart Foundation) Melissa Marley (The Wellmark Foundation) Erica Martin (The Wellmark Foundation) Kendra Messamaker (Cargill) Denise McClure (Nationwide Foundation) Barbara Parks (MidAmerican Energy Foundation) Sharon Post (The Wellmark Foundation)

In memory of Isabelle Carpenter Sara Hill In memory of Vergil Eness Ronald and Martha Andrews In memory of Helen “Kim” Jeffrey Sterling and Rita Laaveg In memory of Barbara LaFollette Walter LaFollette In memory of Robin Marshall Steve and Karol Hoehns Dwight and Karen Neff

2012 Honor Circle Honorees Shirley Gray Shirley Siepmann Margaret Swanson

Honor Donations In honor of Florence Paul’s 100th Birthday Kevin Kilkenny Ginna Olsen Patricia Paul

In Memorial Since publication of our last annual report, GSGI has counted among its Green Angels many devoted adult Girl Scouts, including:

T hank you for your support!

Karen Grode GSGI CEO 2007-2011 Valerie Graves GSGI Staff Wendy Waugaman Chair, 2012, Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Financial Statements

For the Year Ended September 30, 2012

Balance Sheet

Year Ended Year Ended

9/30/10 9/30/11 ASSETS


$5,370,016 5,326,931 $5,610,950 $ $ 5,370,016 $257,662 149,386 $416,572 $ $ 257,662 $90,177 $40,943 $ 34,346 $ 90,177 $277,211 $362,313 $ 361,372 $ 277,211 $4,868,686 $4,819,100 $ 4,935,638 $ 4,868,686 $10,863,752 $11,249,878 $ 10,807,673 $ 10,863,752

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Debt Other Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES

NET ASSETS Investment in Property & Equipment Investment in Inventory Undesignated Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted TOTAL NET ASSETS

$4,868,686 $4,819,100 $ 4,935,638 $ 4,868,686 $ $ 257,662 $257,662 149,386 $416,572 $ $ 3,914,028 $3,914,028 3,767,235 $4,219,838 $ $ 204,746 $204,746 297,385 $198,116 $ $ 1,253,650 $1,253,650 1,253,650 $1,253,650 $ 10,403,294 $ 10,498,772 $10,498,772 $10,907,276 $ 10,807,673 $ 10,863,752 $10,863,752 $11,249,878


Statement of Activities REVENUE Public Support United Way Support Program Service Fees Merchandise Sales, net Investment Income Special Events, net Other TOTAL PUBLIC SUPPORT & REVENUE EXPENSES Service to Troops Resident Camp Troop Camp Management & General Fundraising & Outreach TOTAL EXPENSES CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

$ $ $195,165 203,665 $165,156 - $ -$ $ $- $ $ $169,815 200,714 $177,446 $ $ $364,980 404,379 $342,602

$3,203,547 2,913,282 $3,471,909 $ $ $1,223,253 959,302 $1,261,277 $ $ $83,204 $86,047 $ 71,074 $ $419,622 377,942 $453,087 $ $ $421,406 461,976 $473,571 $ $ $5,351,032 $5,745,891 $ 4,783,576 $

$ $95,478

542,793 $ $408,504

Other $79,129 1%

195,165 169,815 364,980

Year Ended Year Ended Year Ended Year Ended 9/30/10 9/30/11 9/30/12 9/30/11 $469,360 397,829 $529,505 $ $ 469,360 $274,847 341,984 $313,375 $ $ 274,847 $484,161 381,389 $496,479 $ $ 484,161 $200,599 170,021 $214,584 $ $ 200,599 $(23,258) 261,973 $601,553 $ $ (23,258) $3,649,131 3,426,022 $3,919,770 $ $ 3,649,131 $391,670 $79,129 $ 347,151 $ 391,670 $5,446,510 5,326,369 $6,154,395 $ $ 5,446,510

Fiscal Year 2012


Cash & Investments Inventory Prepaid Expenses Receivables Land, Building & Equipment TOTAL ASSETS


Year Ended Year Ended

3,203,547 1,223,253 83,204 419,622 421,406 5,351,032 95,478

Public Support $529,505 9% United Way Support $313,375 5% Program Service Fees $496,479 8% Merchandise Sales, net $214,584 3% Investment Income $601,553 10%

Special Events, net $3,919,770 64%


Fiscal Year 2012

Fundraising & Outreach $473,571 8% Management & General $453,087 8% Troop Camp $86,047 1%

Resident Camp $1,261,277 23% Service to Troops $3,471,909 60%


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 Greater Iowa


10715 Hickman Rd Des Moines, IA 50322-3733

Direct: (515) 278-2881 or (800) 342-8389

Annual Report 2012  

Annual Report for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa - 2012

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