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CorporateConnection Fall 2011 | gscnc.org Girl Scouts Rocked Union Station to Announce Rock the Mall On June 17, 2011, 45 Girl Scouts from the Greater Washington Region performed a flash mob dance at Union Station to announce the official date for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary SingAlong on the National Mall - June 9, 2012! Representatives from K12, Booz Allen Hamilton, GEICO and CareFirst, four of the lead sponsors for the Sing-Along presented sponsorship checks to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Over 200,000 Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumnae are expected to attend the anniversary event in June. It was an exciting kick-off to what promises to be an incredible Girl Scout year filled with much song and celebration.

CareFirst Gift Expands Capital One Funds Financial Healthy Living Programming Literacy for Local Girls During Girl Scouts’ 100th Year CareFirst recently awarded the Girl Scout Council a generous $175,000 grant to expand the Grow Strong Program and bring healthy living activities to 6,000 girls during the 2011-2012 program year — Girl Scouts’ 100th year! We are deeply grateful to CareFirst for their steadfast support for the health and well being of local Girl Scouts.

We are pleased to announce that Capital One has renewed their support for the Capital Currency Financial Literacy Program for the 2011-2012 Girl Scout year. Thank you, Capital One, for empowering local girls to become financially savvy young women.

Anna Maria Chavez Named Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA Anna Maria Chávez was named CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She will officially assume her new role at the Girl Scouts National Council Session/52nd Convention in November. Chavez is the 19th chief executive of Girl Scouts, and will lead the movement during an exciting time,

the 100th anniversary celebration, designed to honor our legacy and create urgency around girls’ issues. She will replace Kathy Cloninger, who is retiring after leading the organization for eight years. Chávez grew up in a MexicanAmerican family in the small town of Eloy, Arizona. She holds a law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in American history from Yale University. She was the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of

Southwest Texas and prior to this, the deputy chief of staff to then Gov. Janet Napolitano. Chavez was also the chief of staff to the deputy administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington, DC. Her husband Robert is a financial industry executive and they have a son, Michael.

Girl Scouts and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Join Forces to Celebrate a Double Centennial In celebration of the centennial anniversaries of the Cherry Blossom Festival and Girl Scouts in 2012, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and the National Cherry Blossom Festival have partnered to create the National Cherry Blossom Festival Patch Program for Girl Scouts. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Patch Program, which will be available to Girl Scouts this fall, will commemorate the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Osaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC in 1912— the same year Juliette Low founded the Girl Scout movement.

Celebrating 100 Years Save the Dates

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Council signature 100th anniversary events:

March 9, 2012 Centennial President’s Circle Dinner Four Seasons Hotel,Washington, DC April 28, 2012 Girl Scout Interfaith Service National Cathedral, Washington, DC June 9, 2012 Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along National Mall, Washington DC

See you there!

Thank You for Supporting Girl Scouts • Booz Allen Hamilton for Make the Connection, the Environmental Leadership Institute and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along • The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for outreach day camps and expanded outreach to girls from low-income communities • Capital One for the Capital Currency Financial Literacy Program • CareFirst for the Grow Strong Program and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along • The Dimick Foundation for Girl Scout Outreach in low-income communities • Dominion for the Girl Scout W&OD Trail Conservation Patch Program

• Ernst and Young for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along • GEICO for the DASHboard Road Safety Program and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along • Giant for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts

• Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation for Girl Scout outreach in low-income commmunities • The National Cherry Blossom Festival for the 100th Anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival Patch Program

• Girl Scouts of the USA for destinations grants

• Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Day at the Air and Space Museum

• Girl Scouts of the USA and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for STEM day camps

• Mars Foundation for Girl Scout outreach in low-income communities

• The Philip L. Graham Fund for Girl Scout outreach to girls in low-income communities

• Pearson Foundation for Profiles of Leadership

• K12 for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along • Kraft Foods for the Healthy Living Town Hall

• The Washington Forrest Foundation for Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts and Girl Scout outreach in Hispanic communities in Northern Virginia • Washington Gas for the Energy Efficiency Program

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital would like to thank the foundations, corporations and government agencies listed above for their generous grants to Girl Scouting in the Greater Washington Region

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