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GIRL SCOUTS ARE WILD ABOUT NATURE! Through Girl Scouting, girls experience outdoor adventures they may not have in other places – and they get Wild About Nature! The 2017-2018 theme inspired girls to learn how to protect our environment, explore nature trails, discover wildlife, pitch a tent, and develop new outdoors skills. Spending time outdoors can have a variety of potential benefits for girls as they develop problem solving skills, overcome fears, tackle new challenges, and grow as leaders to help other girls. And for many girls, these outdoor opportunities are unique to Girl Scouts. Seventy-one percent of Girls Scouts report experiencing their first outdoor activity through the Girl Scouts program.

Because of Girl Scouts... • 71% of girls tried an outdoor activity for the first time

• 71% of girls improved an outdoor skill • 48% of girls helped other girls do an outdoor activity

• 29% of girls overcame a fear of an outdoor activity

*Source: Girl Scouts Research Institute, More Than S’Mores: Success and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences

A First in Nebraska Since its first riders zoomed across prairies and through the woods in late 2017, the Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour has attracted adventurous Girl Scouts and members of the public to Camp Crossed Arrows in Nickerson. The five-station course was the first of its kind in the state.

Taking Aim Girl Scouts honed new skills at a tomahawk course that opened in fall 2018 at Camp Cosmo near Grand Island. Thanks to volunteer feedback, skill, and labor, the course provides Girl Scouts an opportunity to challenge themselves in a fun, new way at camp.


 Fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018

Balance Sheet


Assets Cash and Cash $ 8 3 9, 8 3 7 Equivalents Promises to Give & 4 46,8 1 4 Receivables Inventory 1 96, 1 3 0 Property & Equipment 7, 3 1 3, 6 4 7 (net of depreciation) Investments 4,4 96,6 4 4 Other Assets 52,5 0 0

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

Total Assets

Total Revenues

Liabilities Accounts Payable Other Current Liabilities Total Liabilities Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Net Total Assets

$ 1 3,3 45,5 7 2 $

1 84,6 0 5 6 2 9, 2 0 1


8 1 3,806

$ 1 1, 1 2 3, 1 6 7 1, 0 28, 7 1 5 3 7 9, 8 8 4

$ 7, 009, 1 08

Expenses Public Support Program, $ 5, 5 3 7, 9 4 8 Membership, and Volunteerism Supporting Services Management and 1, 1 6 9, 5 4 8 General Fundraising 4 6 5, 6 2 3 Total Expenses

$ 7, 1 7 3, 1 1 9

$ 1 2,5 3 1, 7 66

Total Liabilities and $ 1 3,3 45,5 7 2 Net Assets

REVENUES Product Programs* 65.7% Fund Development Income 19% Program Service Fees 7.2% Miscellaneous and Investment Income 6.0% Retail Sales* 2.1% *net of costs

expenses Program, Membership and Volunteerism 77.2% Management and General 16.3% Fundraising 6.5%

Part of our Movement




total members



earning awards




Gold award Girl Scouts

Silver award recipients

bronze award recipients

demonstrated vision and implemented sustainable change in their communities to earn this elite distinction among Seniors and Ambassadors.

changed their communities as Cadettes.

overcoming barriers

2,618 Girls

facing economic or other barriers participated in Girl Scouts through the Community Outreach program.

made a difference as Juniors.

getting outdoors


Girl Scouts

camped with their troop or attended a program at camp.

2018 Donors

Thank you to our many generous supporters! We are proudly supported by United Way and Community Services Fund of Nebraska.

$100,000 and above Lozier Foundation United Way of the Midlands Estate of Donna West $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous $25,000-$49,999 Girl Scouts of the USA GIX Logistics Nebraska Crime Commission Peter Kiewit Foundation The Sherwood Foundation Union Pacific Railroad William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation $10,000-$24,999 Estate of Charlotte Brown The Family of Robert Catron Columbus Area United Way Cooper Foundation Anabeth Cox Dillon Foundation Julie and Lance Fritz Heartland United Way Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. Wende and John Kotouc Fran Marshall Adah and Leon Millard Family Foundation Mutual of Omaha Foundation Karl H. and Wealtha H. Nelson Family Foundation Pinnacle Bank United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County The Family of Elaine Wolf Woods Charitable Fund, Inc.

$5,000-$9,999 American National Bank Anonymous Kate and Jeff Betsworth BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska Donlan Foundation Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska Kathy and Adam Koslosky Lancaster County Human Services Dianne and Allan Lozier Nebraska Medicine State of Nebraska United Way of the Kearney Area US Bank Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Linda and Ed Willis WoodmenLife $1,000-$4,999 Abel Foundation Misty Ahmic Allo The Allstate Foundation Ameritas Life Insurance Company Carol Aten Baird Holm LLP The Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation Leslie and Brad Biehl Sharon and Randy Blackburn Booz Allen Hamilton Borsheims City of Omaha Cobalt Credit Union Cathy and Joe Cochnar Community Services Fund Juli Comstock

Cox Communications Libby Davis Deloitte Diane Duren and Drew Collier Ashley Eisert Farm Credit Services of America Joseph Fehringer First National Bank of Omaha May L. Flanagan Foundation, Inc. Patty and Dennis Fogland Fremont Area Community Foundation Hampton Enterprises, Inc. Lynn Harland and Harmon Maher Esther and DeLynn Hay Angie and Michael Hempel Kath Henebry Pam and Rod Hernandez Holland Basham Architects Kearney Area Community Foundation Kiewit Corporation Stephanie and John Koraleski Irene and Joseph Malek Charitable Trust Cynthia and Robert Milligan Mutual of Omaha Bank Nebraska Central Telephone Company Nebraska Furniture Mart Nelnet, Inc. Northeast Nebraska Public Power District Yvonne Norton-Leung and Kam Ching Olsson Associates OPPD

$1,000-$4,999 (cont’d) Marian Othmer Schultz Fund Peed Foundation Sue and Tom Pirnie Janet and Louis Pol Quivey-Bay State Foundation Maria Lamagna Reiter Edward and Lida Robinson Charitable Trust Lynne and Bart Ruth Scheels Susan Seidel Signature Performance Foundation Simmonds Family Foundation Snow-Redfern Foundation Kelli Sweet and Andrew Hallock Xinrou Tan Susan and Stephen Taylor Vern and Esther Taylor Charitable Trust UNICO Group Union Bank & Trust United Way of York UNO Center for Collaboration Science Valmont Wahoo Area Community Chest Sändra Washington and Deb Cirksena Carol and Mike Whetstine Jean and Robert Wick Donna and Dr. Chuck Wilcox Laurie Willburn Maggie Witt and Michael Davis Melissa Woitalewicz Wolbach Charitable Foundation Leah and Greg Workman $500-$999 Leslie and Dave Andersen Assurity Life Insurance Company Bison, Inc. Penny and Michael Bode

Olinda Boslau Mary Heng Braun and Bob Braun Dr. Samuel Cohen Dorothy and Joe Conger Melissa Cruickshank Alice M. Dittman DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru Carol and Marty Eggerss Katie and BJ Glover Katherine Hankins Vicki and Richard Hanus HDR Lisa and Jeremy Hiatt Sarah Labedz Sherry Lighter Lincoln Community Foundation Laurel Marsh and Dan Clark Barbara J. Mavis Susan Medsker-Nedderman Tricia and Rick Montague Nebraska Truck Center, Inc. Jodi and Kent Prewitt Barbara and Ben Rader Kassi Riordan Memorial Endowed Fund Dalyce Ronnau Laura and Brian Runge RVW, Inc. Karen and Cameron Scott The Annette and Paul Smith Charitable Fund Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation Syracuse Foundation, Inc. Donna Deaton Tompkins and Allen Tompkins Bea Webster Youth Service America $250-$499 Robert Anderson Colby Angst Arbor Bank Associated Staffing, Inc. Deborah L Bass Laura Betzold Linda Blodgett Robert Caldwell

Susan and Bob Chenoweth Andrea Cochnar Seanna and Allan Collins Cornhusker Bank Susan Couron Mary and Hal Daub Christine and Robert Denicola Linda and Dr. Steve Ecklund Field Paper First State Bank & Trust Company Jennifer Hamann Wendy Hamilton Maureen Haney Amy Hansen Terri Hoeneman Jane Renner Hood Charitable Fund Hornady Manufacturing Jane and Calvin Johnson Kari and Dan Kinsella Michael Kirk Mary and Gilbert Kuntz Nancy and Andy McGregor-Jader Denise Moore Karen and Larry Nelsen Joan Yvonne Neville Susan Nickels and Larry Newell Order of the Silver Trefoil Michael Parker Ann Pedersen Erin Russell Amy and Michael Ryan Sue Schreiber Mike Schroeder Libby and Ricky Snipes Meghan Sonderegger Jesse Sullivan Christine and Marc Tompkins Chad Tremel Tina Weiler Tiffany Wood WRK Family Foundation $100-249 Anderson Brothers Jered Anderson

$100-249 (cont’d) Raymond Anderson, Jr Terri Anderson Anonymous Tawny Archer Jean Ashby Katelyn Asmus Aspect Foundation Karen and Jerry Authier Pamela Baker Elise Barnhart Deborah Barton Linda Bauer Melissa Beber Barbi and Steve Beberniss Lora Beckius Ann Behn Nancy and George Behringer Krista Blumanthal Beth Bouza Katherine Brenner Marcy Browning Kelly Buchanan Cargill Traci Cherrington Adriana Cisneros-Basulto Michelle Cleary Columbus Area Philanthropy Council Emma Cornell Turner Cox Timothy Dall Nicki Davis Erin Dempsey Deb Denbeck Beth and Mark Dietz Kellie Doffin Jean Douglas Karrie and Bruce Dvorak Margaret Egleston Alisha and Barrett Epp Exmark Manufacturing Company Brandon Filer Erin Finken Hannah Fischer Frey and Nathan Frey Five Points Bank Riley Garrigan Betty Geer

Loreen and Tom Gehl Joe C. Geist David Giandinoto Brady Pape Gibson Sarah and Dan Gilbert Jenn and Tyler Gjerde KayLynn and John Goldner Agnes and William Gomes Deb Haar Judy and George Haecker Carol and Howard Halperin Norma Hansen and Kerry Winterer Alicia Hanson Deb Hardin Quirk Amber Harewood Hastings Community Foundation Daniel Helfman Hellman, Main, Coslor, & Kathol, P.C. Melissa Helm Margaret and Charles Hermes Kim and Jason Hess Nanette Hessee Tracy Hightower-Henne Hilltop Pet Clinic Holly Hodge Harriet Hoglund Marilyn B. Hutchinson David Janda Sara and Grant Janke Bekah Jerde and Bart Vargas Tommi Jones Janet and Bill Kabourek Sally and Ken Kampfe Renae Keckeisen Shane Keller Lynn Kelley Kelly Family Dentistry P.C. Rebecca Kingery Kiwanis Club of Grand Island Jennifer and Garrett Klein Kristine Klopnieski Dena and Noran Knobbe Jeanne Krenk Kelly Krob Lynn and Rick Lawson John Less

Lorie Lewis Dr. Katherine Linder Thomas Lischer Jill Lisius Kathryn Lohr MeLisa and Steve Long Ruben Lopez Stacia Lounsbury and Dr. Gary Barth Dorina Mahler Dulcey Mannel Lori and Terry Marco Kristie Martin Bryce McBride Linda and John McPhail Jenny and Joe Mickeliunas Carol Milander Nancy Mocroft and David Paulson Megan Morrow Elizabeth and Dale Musgrave Tara Nelson Audrey Nelson Network for Good Michael Newcomb One Source Russell Pahre Pastor Pat and Pat Norris Barb Pickering Daniel Prischman Suzanne and Thomas Purcell, Ph.D Dee Rankin Rebensdorf Family Foundation Retina Center of Nebraska Margaret and Fred Rickers April and Kenny Rocker Lois and Ron Roskens David Sanders Paul Savory Tammie and Thomas Schik Marjorie and Dan Schlitt Amanda and Joel Schmidt Judy Schroeder Scully Estates Limited Partnership Karen Smith Smitty’s Garage Sara Stephenson

$100-249 (cont’d) Kari Stofer Ryan Stratton Pam Sukup Michael Sullivan Sunrise Optimist Club Swan’s Furniture of North Platte Sabrina Ueckert Nancy and John Vallis Terry Vancleave Corttany Voichahoske Elizabeth Jane Voorhies

Karen and Larry Walklin Deirdre Walton Rhonda Watson Kim and Josh Weiss Chris and Terry Wendlandt West Point Monument Co. Judy and Gale Wickersham Cailtin Wiedel Gerald Winchell Lynn and Dan Witthaus Meghna Yarlagadda Fred E. Zwonechek

We received gifts In Memory Of: Charlotte Brown Robert E. Catron Tyler Cherrington Jean Darr Dennis Duffy Marilyn Gangel Joan Major Susan McCreery Betty Reed Doris Schneider

In-Kind Donations Misty Ahmic Annette’s Catering Linda and Allen Beermann BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska Borsheims Buffalo Bill Kiwanis Club Cabela’s Cabela’s Headquarters Campbell’s Nurseries Catering Creations Complete Media Group Beth Coufal Crooked Creek Golf Club Cutchall Management Co. Defy Gravity Delrey Ballroom Dusty Trails LLC Embassy Suites of Lincoln Family Fare Supermarkets Dawn Green Linda Hall Hidden Valley Golf Course HobbyTown USA Hy-Vee Grand Island Isles Pizza James Arthur Vineyards KIOS Public Radio

Lied Center for Performing Arts Nora Lietzen Lincoln Children’s Museum Lincoln Inflatables MacRae Productions Custom Event Sound & Lighting Jan McCoy Laurena McDonnell Richard Miller Sarah Mussoni Jeff Nelson North Platte Kiwanis Club Omaha Community Playhouse Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Oxide Design Co. Renze Display The Rose Theater Meghan Sonderegger Southern Hospitality Ventures Inc. Tico’s Travel and Transport Two Men and a Truck UNO College of Business Administration Urban Legends Art Cathie Williamson

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.

Board of Directors 2017-2018 President Brian Runge First Vice President Tricia Montague Second Vice President Mike Sullivan Secretary Lynn Harland Treasurer Bob Wick Members at Large Kate Betsworth Nicole Brown Angela Burmeister Juli Comstock Libby Davis Ashley Eisert Jenn Gjerde Katie Glover Angie Hempel Sarah Labedz Tahnee Markussen Ann Pedersen Lisa Reese Parish Sharon Robino-West Susan Seidel Meghan Sonderegger Sändra Washington Laurie Willburn

Profile for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

2018 Annual Report  

2018 Annual Report