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2017 Annual Report

Regardless of age, Girl Scouts show strong leadership outcomes. For example, 60 percent of Girl Scouts report forming healthy relationships compared with 43 percent of their non-Girl Scout peers.


Making an Impact with Girl Scouts Girl Scouting builds girls who are responsible, caring, and engaged – and ready for a lifetime of leadership. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is the foundation of the Girl Scout program and the driver behind five leadership outcomes for girls: a strong sense of self, positive values, challenge seeking, healthy relationships, and community problem solving. These benefits extend to all girls, regardless of social class, zip code, race or ethnicity, or degree of engagement in other extracurricular activities – meaning that no matter a girl’s age or background, Girl Scouts will help her develop to her full potential.

And we have the research to prove it. The Girl Scout Impact Study* confirms what we’ve known all along: Girl Scouting has a strong, positive impact on girls. Read on for research highlights.

Key Finding 1: Girl Scouts exhibit stronger leadership outcomes than non-Girl Scouts. Key Finding 2: Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in out-ofschool-time activities that engage them in active learning.

Key Finding 3: Girl Scouts helps girls do well in the classroom and beyond! Key Finding 4: Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to have an adult in their lives who helps them pursue goals and plan for the future.

Key Finding 5: Girl Scouts are twice as likely as non-Girl Scouts to participate in activities that shape their character and open up new worlds to them.


Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls find their talents as Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders.


Girl Scouts are more likely to participate in out-of-school-time activities that engage them in learning that is girl-led, cooperative, and active.

Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities, like those involving the outdoors.

Key Finding 6: Supportive adults and the Girl Scout processes help Girl Scouts develop the GSLE outcomes.

Key Finding 7: Girl Scouts can support girls during their turbulent teen years. When you add up the findings, an important picture emerges. Girl Scouting forms a valuable buffer against harmful, negative experiences and influences that start around middle school – and that buffer is built from a stronger sense of self, along with support from adults who value them. At Girl Scouts, girls learn they have the power to make the world a better place. Then, they go out and make it happen. * Learn more about the Girl Scout Impact Study here.


More Girl Scouts than non-Girl Scouts desire careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), law, or business – industries in which women are underrepresented.


Full STEAM Ahead! At Girl Scouts, girls learn to embrace their curiosity about the world around them. Not only that, they get to dig in and explore how the world works. Our theme for the year, “Build Your Future: Full STEAM Ahead,� emphasized programming in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. With over 700 attendees joining us for six kick-off events, the program theme proved to be not just popular but relevant to girls’ interests. Programs throughout the year invited Girl Scouts to discover topics from engineering to gardening, artistic collaborations to outdoor adventures, local exploration to international globe-trotting, and everything in between.

The sky provided a special programming opportunity on August 21, 2017, when a solar eclipse drew 350 budding astronomers to the path of totality in Nebraska.

When Girl Scouts ‘Go Gold,’ they challenge themselves to change one corner of their world – and maybe even beyond.


Girl Scouts Make the World a Better Place

The Bronze and Silver Awards allow Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes to stretch themselves to make big things happen in their communities.

The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are Girl Scouting’s highest honors. All three awards give girls the opportunity to do great things and work on issues they care about as they grow through Girl Scouting. Juniors can pursue the Bronze Award, Cadettes can earn the Silver, and Seniors or Ambassadors can reach for the elite Gold Award. Over the past century, Gold Award Girl Scouts have demonstrated that they are visionaries who have implemented meaningful and sustainable change in their communities. But they aren’t just creating positive change for others; they are also realizing incredible outcomes for themselves. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, Gold Award Girl Scouts have greater life benefits than non-Girl Scout alums: 58 percent are involved in politics, 70 percent are active volunteers, 94 percent report educational success, and 99 percent agree that Girl Scouts has had a positive impact on their lives. In Program Year 2016-2017, eleven Girl Scouts in our council “went Gold,” while 107 earned the Silver Award, and 244 earned the Bronze Award.


More Girl Scouts than non-Girl Scouts earn “excellent” grades – and are more likely to have positive expectations about their future.


Empowering Girls, Growing Leaders Girl Scouts aims to empower every girl—regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or geographic location—to make the world a better place. Through our Community Outreach program, we provide Girl Scout programming to girls who cannot otherwise afford to participate. In Program Year 2016-2017, we served 3,347 girls through our Outreach programs. The Girl Scout Research Institute has found that one in five girls feel they have the skills to be a successful leader. That number dramatically decreases to one in 11 for girls of low socioeconomic status. Girl Scouts bridges this gap in girls’ confidence and well-being by providing leadership programming in their schools or other safe and convenient locations. Through Outreach, girls from all backgrounds can join Girl Scouts, participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and discover their own power.

Girl Scouting emboldens girls to take the lead. Research shows that Girl Scouts are twice as likely as nonGirl Scouts to identify and solve problems in their community.



Fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.


Income Statement



Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 1, 2 5 7, 7 7 1 Promises to Give and Receivables 3 6 8, 3 0 1 Inventory 1 9 1, 1 3 1 Property and Equipment 7, 4 3 1, 1 8 5 (net of depreciation) Investments 4, 2 7 0, 1 6 3 Other Assets 8 4, 9 8 9

Public Support $ 1, 2 9 8, 2 1 6 Program Service Fee 5 6 1, 3 6 6 Product Programs (net of costs) 5, 2 0 2, 1 3 9 Retail Sales (net of costs) 1 5 7, 1 7 6 Investment Income 4 0 8, 0 1 7 Miscellaneous Income 1 1 5, 4 2 4 Total Revenues

Total Assets

$ 1 3, 6 03, 5 4 0

Liabilities Accounts Payable $ 2 5 1, 1 1 3 Other Current Liabilities 6 5 6, 6 4 7

$ 7, 7 4 2, 3 3 8

Expenses Program Services Program, Membership, and Volunteerism

$ 5, 4 3 2, 9 9 2

Supporting Services Management and General 1, 1 9 7, 8 2 6 Fundraising 4 5 1, 2 4 1 Net Assets Unrestricted $ 1 1, 2 0 1, 0 6 1 Total Expenses $ 7, 0 8 2, 0 5 9 Temporarily Restricted 1, 1 2 4, 8 3 5 Increase in Net Assets $ 6 6 0, 2 7 9 Permanently Restricted 3 6 9, 8 8 4 Total Liabilities

$ 9 0 7, 7 6 0

Net Total Assets

$ 1 2, 6 9 5, 7 80

Total Liabilities $ 1 3, 6 0 3, 5 4 0 and Net Assets


In Girl Scouting, girls learn to take healthy risks in a positive environment – leading to a strong sense of self.

Revenues Retail Sales (net of costs) 2.0%

Product Programs (net of costs) 67.2%

Miscellaneous and Investment Income 6.7% Fund Development Income 16.8% Program Service Fees 7.3%


Program, Membership, and Volunteerism 76.7%

Management and General 16.9%

Fundraising 6.4%


Donors Thank you to our many generous supporters! We are proudly supported by Karl H. and Wealtha H. $100,000 and above Nelson Family Foundation Robert E. Catron Fride Philpot Lozier Foundation United Way of the Midlands Pinnacle Bank Rogers Foundation $50,000-$99,999 Scheels Peter Kiewit Foundation United Way of Lincoln and Suzanne and Walter Scott Lancaster County Foundation United Way of the Kearney Area $25,000-$49,999 Elaine Wolf Anonymous Woods Charitable Fund, Union Pacific Railroad Inc. William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation $5,000-$9,999 The Sherwood Foundation Anonymous Kate and Jeff Betsworth $10,000-$24,999 Community Services Fund Columbus Area United Way Farmers Mutual Insurance Anabeth Cox Company of Nebraska Virginia Grissom First National Bank of Heartland United Way Omaha Lancaster County Human Julie and Lance Fritz Services Girl Scouts of the USA Fran Marshall Union Bank & Trust Mutual of Omaha United Way of Nebraska Foundation City Nebraska Medicine US Bank


Verizon Wireless Linda and Ed Willis WoodmenLife $1,000-$4,999 Abel Foundation Misty Ahmic Ameritas Life Insurance Company Leslie and Dave Andersen Anonymous Arbor Bank Archer Daniels Midland Company Carol Aten Baird Holm LLP Ann and Ed Batchelder Debra and Robert Belt Benjamin A. Black Foundation Bison, Inc. Black Hills Energy Sharon and Randy Blackburn Blair Area Community Foundation BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska

Borsheims Deborah and Bill Brennan Earl and Maxine Claussen Trust Cathy and Joe Cochnar Juli Comstock Libby Davis Gail and John DeBoer Deloitte Donlan Foundation Diane Duren and Drew Collier Firespring Foundation Patty and Dennis Fogland Mike Hamik Hampton Enterprises, Inc. Hampton Family Foundation Lynn Harland and Harmon Maher Hastings Elk Lodge Esther and DeLynn Hay Pam and Rod Hernandez Holland Basham Architects Sarah Jank - Thrivent Financial Kiewit Corporation Julie and Robert Knight

Kathy and Adam Koslosky Wende and John Kotouc Lincoln Community Foundation Irene and Joseph Malek Charitable Trust Marian Othmer Schultz Fund Laurel Marsh and Dan Clark Barbara Martin May L. Flanagan Foundation, Inc. Betty and Dr. Roger Meyer Fran Marshall and Mark Goodall Microsoft Midlands Community Foundation MilkSpecialties Global Cynthia and Robert Milligan Modern Woodmen Mutual of Omaha Bank Nebraska Community Foundation Nebraska Furniture Mart Nelnet, Inc. Karen and Larry Nelsen Northeast Nebraska Public Power District Yvonne Norton-Leung Olsson Associates Omaha Magazine LTD OPPD Peed Foundation Sue and Tom Pirnie Janet and Lou Pol

Quivey-Bay State Foundation Barbara and Ben Rader Edward and Lida Robinson Charitable Trust Dalyce Ronnau Lynne and Bart Ruth SAC Federal Credit Union J.C. and Jessie Seacrest Family Foundation Susan Seidel Signature Performance Foundation Simmonds Family Foundation Spreetail St. Anthony Foundation Dorothy Stricker Vern and Esther Taylor Charitable Trust Susan and Stephen Taylor The Kiewit Companies The Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation Thomson Reuters My Community Program UNICO Group United Healthcare United Way of York UNO Center for Collaboration Science Valmont Waddell & Reed Inc Wahoo Area Community Chest Walmart Foundation

Joseph Kizer Mary and Gilbert Kuntz Lutz & Company, P.C. Tricia and Rick Montague OBI Creative Kathy and Joseph O’Connor Rene Orosco $500-$999 Michael Parker American National Bank Ann Pedersen Assurity Life Insurance Jodi and Kent Prewitt Company Patty and Jack Price Cindy and Mogens Bay Maria Lamagna Reiter Penny and Michael Bode Laura and Brian Runge Booz Allen Hamilton Safelite AutoGlass Brian Bossard Foundation Cabela’s Karen and Cameron Scott Theresa Cassaday Susan Stinnett ConAgra Foundation Syracuse Foundation, Inc. CSG Systems The Allstate Foundation Custer County Foundation Dina Tilgner Mary and Hal Daub Barb and Martin Tilley, MD, Alice M. Dittman DDS, PC DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru Julia and Michael Tye Linda and Dr. Steve Ecklund Sändra Washington and Joseph Fehringer Deb Cirksena First National Bank Kim and Josh Weiss Northeast Jean and Robert Wick Katie and BJ Glover Gail and Michael Yanney Maggie and Lannie Your Cause, LLC Hallowell Terri and Dick Zacharia Vicki and Richard Hanus $250-$499 Kim and Jason Hess Anderson Dental Care Lisa and Jeremy Hiatt Robert Anderson Amanda Hoover The Izaak Walton League of Associated Staffing, Inc. Judy Beveridge America Wells Fargo Bank Donna and Dr. Chuck Wilcox Maggie Witt and Michael Davis Leah and Greg Workman


Olinda Boslau Charlotte Brown Cargill Susan and Bob Chenoweth Connie Claussen North Platte Kiwanis Club Rhonda Coale Cornhusker Bank Melissa Cruickshank Debra Crumley Jean Douglas Evonik Industries First State Bank and Trust GAP, Inc. Sharon and Lee Grimes Silverstone Group Hallmark Corporate Foundation Jennifer Hamann Wendy Hamilton Maureen Haney Angie and Michael Hempel Jane and Calvin Johnson Michael Kirk Sarah Labedz Dulcey Mannel Peggy and Chuck McCann Deborah A. Meirose Michael Newcomb Susan Nickels and Larry Newell Aaron Parker Christopher Peach Barb and Ray Pille Dee and Jim Price Right Idea Media & Creative


Commercial Investment Properties Exmark Manufacturing Company Dorothy Conger Susan Couron Timothy Dall Nicki Davis Ladonna Dervin Beth and Mark Dietz Kellie Doffin $100-$249 Colleen Dorwart Kandy and Todd Adams eCreamery Allen Capital Group, LLC Margaret Egleston Anderson Brothers Joseph Elliott Russell Anderson Stu Endorf Tawny Archer Alisha and Barrett Epp Jean Ashby Donna and Dave Erker Aspect Foundation Elena and Guy Ferry Karen and Jerry Authier Brandon Filer Pamela Baker First Presbyterian Church Baltzell Veterinary Hospital, Hannah Fischer-Frey P.C. Rebensdorf Family Lora Beckius Foundation Ann Behn Fraternal Order of Eagles Linda and Matt Brandl Aerie #2839 Kelly Buchanan Tina Godfrey Peggy Bush Anthony Goff Hellman, Main, Coslor, & Leonna Grabenstein Kathol, P.C. Sara Graybill Kearney Clinic, P. C. Jenna Grenier Sandi Cardillo Natural Grocers Traci Cherrington Deb Haar Diane and Daniel Claussen Judy and George Haecker Michelle Cleary Carol and Howard Halperin Seanna and Allan Collins Amy Hansen Sharon Robino-West Tammie and Thomas Schik Libby and Ricky Snipes Marsha and Jim Stewart Jesse Sullivan Michael Sullivan Jodeen Teal University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union Joann Wright

Norma Hansen and Kerry Winterer Suzy Hansen Hastings Community Foundation Kath Henebry Holly Hodge Terri Hoeneman Jane Renner Hood Charitable Fund Ashley Horgan Jane and Kent Van Horn Grant Hruska Jennie Hunter Kristine Hunzeker Danisha Hurst Marilyn B. Hutchinson Google, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Grand Island Jenny Jacobson David Janda Sara and Grant Janke Nancy Jones Lisa Cuevas-Jorgensen JP Morgan Jacquelyn Kallman Sally and Ken Kampfe Mary Kaura Kearney Area Community Foundation Shane Keller Lynn Kelley Patricia Kingsley Loretta Kissell Diane and Kevin Klein

Kristine Klopnieski Beverly Kracher Michelle and Bruce Kroeger Donna Kush Lynn and Rick Lawson Cheryl and Lonnie Lentsch John Less Laurie and Stephen Lindgren Thomas Lischer Kathryn Lohr MeLisa Long Janet and Jerald Maddox Susan and Brian Maher Barbara J. Mavis Dan McLaughlin Robert Monzingo Denise Moore Elizabeth and Dale Musgrave Tara Nelson Jennifer Noteware Leslie Pahre Nancy Mocroft and David Paulson Julie Phillips Randall Raile Karen Rau Rebecca Reilly Lucia Kroeger Renz Margaret and Fred Rickers

April and Kenny Rocker Kelsey Ruggles David Sanders Marjorie and Dan Schlitt Sue Schreiber Scribner Bank Coleen J. Seng Dennis Shelton Betty Sila Peggy Slagle Meghan Sonderegger Kerri South St. Vincent de Paul Girl Scouts I-GO Van and Storage Warren Stricker Pam Sukup Scully Estates Limited Partnership The Buckle Donna Deaton Tompkins and Allen Tompkins Julie Lasto and Jeff Totusek Chad Tremel Troop 42473 Troop 46407 Sabrina Ueckert Nancy and John Vallis Terry Vancleave Lindsay D’Amour and Alex VanZee Elizabeth Jane Voorhies

Karen and Larry Walklin Brooke Ward Rhonda Watson Barbara Webster Carol Wehage Tina Weiler Wellcom Judy and Gale Wickersham Katherine Wiegman Laurie Willburn Wendy Wilson Elaine Witt Lynn and Dan Witthaus Susan Zingler we received Gifts in memory of: Helen Allen Tyler Cherrington Theodore Doffin Beverly Elliott Mildred Guenther Maria Van Horn Pat Meyer Eloise Sherry Carolyn Sloan

We apologize if we inadvertently omitted or spelled your name/company incorrectly. Please contact us at 402.779.8227 so we may update our records.

In-Kind Donors Ace Machine Shop and Sales BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska Borsheims Carol Browning Anabeth Cox Lori Elliott-Bartle Embassy Suites of Lincoln Feradyne Outdoors Jennifer Houston KIOS Public Radio Lozier Corporation Mac Rae Productions Custom Event Sound & Lighting MemoryBox Photo Booth Moran’s Liquor Works Christina Narwicz Ralston Arena Charlotte Rasmussen Renze Display Republic National Distributing Co. Seim Johnson, LLP Stella Jones Travel and Transport Two Men and A Truck UNO College of Business and Administration Kim and Josh Weiss


Board of Directors 2016-2017 PRESIDENT Brian Runge FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Tricia Montague SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Mike Sullivan SECRETARY Lynn Harland TREASURER Bob Wick MEMBERS AT LARGE Kate Betsworth Juli Comstock Libby Davis Colleen Dorwart Ashley Eisert Katie Glover Howie Halperin Angie Hempel Jennifer Klein Sarah Labedz Tahnee Markussen Ann Pedersen Sharon Robino-West Susan Seidel Meghan Sonderegger Sändra Washington Laurie Willburn Linda Willis

2017 Annual Report  
2017 Annual Report