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The path to

Leadership

Annual Report October 1, 2012- September 30, 2013


Our Journey This year marked the beginning of our second century as Girl Scouts. While every year brings new reasons to celebrate scouting, I cannot help but feel excited and optimistic about our next century serving girls in our community because 2013 was so sweet. We are deeply grateful to our diverse and accomplished leadership—board members, troop leadership teams and more. You invest your time, expertise, and resources into the future’s greatest untapped talent pool—today’s girls. Our three-year plan of work is close to reality because we have cultivated new relationships while enriching our loyal existing ones. These diverse funding sources and efficient stewardship of resources helps us reach more girls with exciting and challenging programs. With your help, we deliver program experiences that are meaningful and fun. We promote leadership; healthy living; financial literacy; math, science and technology; and the arts. We encourage even the youngest girls to explore their potential as leaders-in-training. As they mature into young women nearing the end of their tenure as girl members, those once-little girls become leaders-in-action. Our success is a solid reflection of a committed and tireless corps of volunteers— but it also relies on the many friends and partners who are aligned with our mission, like you. We are grateful for your support and the trust they instill in us to make our mission a reality: building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. With deep appreciation,

Agenia Clark President/CEO

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On my honor, I will try; 2013 Board of Directors 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

Mary Cavarra Chair

Susan Brown First Vice Chair Sharon Roberson Second Vice Chair

serve God and my country, Sallie Bailey Treasurer

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.

Marlee Mitchell Secretary Agenia Clark President/CEO

o help people at all times,

MEMBERS AT LARGE John Bailey Karen Clark Samuel J Belk Ron Corbin Tina Boone John Crosslin Gretchen Campbell Jeanine Denney Marilyn Dubree Cheryl Mason Liz Allen Fey John Mayfield Tina Garcia Betty Price LeShane Greenhill Vicki Smith Kathy Hansen Patty Spencer Phyllis D.K. Hildreth Sandy Spitz Beverly Horner Turney Stevens Dr. Elizabeth LaRoche Tony Thompson Laura Tidwell Laura Anne Turner Erin Tomlinson Helena Yarbrough SENIOR GIRL SCOUT BOARD MEMBERS McKenzie Babb Sarah Elliott Emily Davis Caroline McGee

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Each Girl Scout represents 10 girls.

Social Return

62 % Retention Rate

144% Increase in number of Facebook Followers

From a girl designing her own video game to a troop’s first trip to the ballet, your gifts have made an extraordinary impact. Here is a snapshot of the heights you helped us achieve in the last year.

14,590 Girls in 39 Counties

Bronze Award recipient

Silver Award

L.E.A.D Girls Served

Gold Award

$186,564 in financial aid awarded to girls

5,140 Adult Volunteers

1,310 total girls attended resident camp

$228,961.80 Economic impact from 11,790 service hours from Girl Scouts

We are enriching 21st century relationships through enhanced presence on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn

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*Economic impact calculated using the Department of Labor’s estimate for the value of volunteer hours in Tennessee-- $19.42/hour

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Mission in Numbers

5% Program Fees

2013 Operating Income Cookie Program Supplement

$2,599,745

Public Support

$955,471

Camp Fees

$412,152

Program Fees

$211,660

Retail Shop

$146,490

Miscellaneous

$120,472

Total

9% Camp Fees

3% Miscellaneous

Public Support 22%

Cookie Program Supplement 58%

Management and General 4%

9% Community Relations

$3,874,700

Management and $182,667 General Community Relations

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$421,562 $4,478,929

Your belief in our mission is the sweetest treat of all. Every contribution positively impacts girls in our community. With deep appreciation, we recognize the following donors (October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013) CORPORATE DONORS*

$4,445,990

2013 Operating Expenses Program Services

Many Thanks!

Retail Shop 3%

Program Services 87%

A.O. Smith Foundation Agero, Inc. Aladdin Industries Foundation, Inc. American City Bank American General Life & Accident Insurance Co. American General Political Action Committee AmSurg Corporation Anonymous Ascend Federal Credit Union AT&T Atticus Trust Avenue Bank Avondale Partners, LLC Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund CLARCOR Foundation Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. Community Health Systems, Inc. Corrections Corporation of America Cracker Barrel Foundation Crosslin & Associates Curb Records Custom Packaging, Inc. Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund Dell, Inc. Deloitte Services LP DEX Imaging & Mailing, Inc. Diversified Trust Dollar General Literacy Foundation Draughon Foundation F&M Bank Fifth Third Bank First Tennessee Foundation Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC

Gannett Foundation, Inc. Grand Avenue Limousine LLC Group Benefit Systems, Inc. H. G. Hill Realty Company Harton Regional Medical Center HCA HCA - Caring for the Community Ingram Entertainment Ingram Industries Inc. Kraft CPAs Kroger Landis B. Gullett Charitable Lead Annuity Trust LifePoint Hospitals Community Foundation Little Brownie Bakers Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Mars Petcare Meharry Medical College Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care, Inc. Mike Collins & Associates Inc. Nashville Electric Service Nashville Predators Foundation Nashville Rotary Foundation Nissan North America, Inc. Old Hickory Credit Union Orrin H. Ingram Advised Fund Pine Haven Foundation Trust Pinnacle Financial Partners Planters Bank Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Publix Super Markets Charities Regions Bank Foundation Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation Skanska USA INC Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Steel Technologies, LLC Strategy and Leadership, LLC

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T & T Family Foundation Tennessee Titans Foundation The Ayers Foundation The Community Foundation of Middle TN The Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation The HCA Foundation The Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Foundation The Landmark Foundation The Rich Foundation The Scarlett Family Foundation The Steven and Laurie Eskind Family Foundation The Tennessee State Museum Foundation, Inc.

Trophy Nut Co. U.S. Trust United Way - Rutherford and Cannon Counties United Way of Maury County, Inc. United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region Vanderbilt University Medical Center Varallo Public Relations Viacom Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Washington Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Wells Fargo Foundation *Donations over $1,000

INDIVIDUAL DONORS* Agenia and Charles Clark Angela and Craig Becker Anita and Bill Cochran Annette Waldman Audrey and Frank Jones Barbara and DeWitt Ezell Barbara Bennett Becky Judd Betty Price Beverly Horner Bill and Cathy Gracey Brenda and Ron Corbin Cheryl Mason Cindy and George Harper Colleen and Kevin Atwood Deborah Roberts Diane Honda and David Reiland Elizabeth LaRoche Erin and Jason Tomlinson Gaelita and LeShane Greenhill Gina Gunn Honey and Lamar Alexander Jackie and Chuck Cowden Jeanine and Wade Denney John Mayfield Juli and Ralph Mosley Julie and Thomas Frist Karen Hughart

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Kay and Steve Horrell Laura Anne Turner Lauren Brisky and Gary Posner Leigh Ann Baird Linda and Art Rebrovick Linda and Dave Anderson Lisa and John Campbell Lucille Nabors Marilyn Dubree Marlee Mitchell Mary and Joe Cavarra Mike Healey Millie Ellis Nikki and John Crosslin Pam and Norman Self Pat and Howard Jones Phyllis Hildreth Rebecca Hawkins Rosalind Kurita Sallie and John Bailey, III Sallie and John Bailey Sharon and Clifford Roberson Sherri Neal Stuart Speyer Sue Peters Susan and Douglas Brown Waverly Crenshaw *Donations over $1,000

Volunteer Donate Join Help up reach more girls in 2014 by volunteering time, donating funds or reaching out to a girl and letting them know all the great and wonderful things they can achieve by joining Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. Please visit our website (www.gsmidtn.org) to join the mission! With your help we can empower and enrich the lives of girls in our community.

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I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, ....make the world a better place, considerate and and be a sister to every Scout. caring,Girl courageous and strong, and

“I know that someday I will make a difference in someone ” - Daisy

“Being a Girl Scouts means I have lots of friends all over the world that I haven’t met yet.”

- Brownie

“I love the fact that my mom is my troop leader.

Through Girl Scouts, she and I do things that we might not ever do together.” - Cadette

“I have a fear of heights but the high ropes course at camp helped me conquer my fear.”

“I have learned that I can be a great leader”

- Junior

“Through Girl Scouts I have learned that I am

strong person, because with them I have done things that I never though I could do”

- Senior

- Ambassador


Leadership


Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Annual Report 2013