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Girl Scouts Honors 2016 Women of Distinction

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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2016 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The 2016 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area are:

  • Rose Andom, President and CEO Rosmik, Inc. and Chair, The Rose Andom Charitable Foundation
  • Nikki Cady, Founder, Heart and Hand Center for Youth and Families
  • Stephanie Donner, Chief Legal and People Officer, Galvanize
  • Kim Easton, CEO, Urban Peak
  • Jena Hausmann, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Gloria Higgins, President, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)
  • Brook Kramer, Vice President and Relationship Manager, First Western Trust
  • Christine Marquez-Hudson, President and CEO, The Denver Foundation
  • Mary Noonan, Board Trustee, Delta Dental of Colorado, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the Center for Women’s Health Research at CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Cheryl Ruiz-Lucero, Director, Capital Campaigns and Major Gifts, Denver Health Foundation

 

A group of nearly 500 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Jandel Allen-Davis, VP Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region, and Kristin Richardson, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Gin Butler, Woman of Distinction ‘03. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

The evening’s keynote speaker was Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Sarah Greichen, Girl Scouts of the USA National Young Woman of Distinction and recipient of Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 426 Denver-area women with this honor. More than $2 million has been raised in 19 years by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.

Silver Presenting Sponsors include Lockheed Martin and Kristin Richardson. The Bronze Presenting Sponsor was Colorado Business Bank.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website.

To see photos from the event, go to our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157675319733466

Girl Scouts Honors Women of Distinction in Colorado Springs

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Saturday, Sept. 17th, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2016 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Brunch at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. A group of nearly 150 gathered at the event, which raised $30,000 for local Girl Scout programs. This year’s Women of Distinction are:

  • Aimee Cox, Community Development Manager, City of Colorado Springs
  • Janice “JJ” Frazier, Chair, Board of Directors, Urbanites Leading the Pikes Peak Region (ULPPR)
  • Jenifer Furda, Publisher, Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Hannah Parsons, Chief Community Development Officer, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
  • Susan Presti, Manager, Community Relations and Information Management, Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Robin Roberts, President, Pikes Peak National Bank
  • June Waller, Community Volunteer (Recipient of the Sandy Taylor Distinguished Community Service Award)

These seven extraordinary women were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Carla Hartsell, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Sarah Greichen inspired the crowd with her keynote speech about her journey to earn the highest honor in Girl Scouts and eventually be named a Young Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of the USA. Inspired by her twin brother who has an autism spectrum disorder, Sarah started a non-profit organization, Score A Friend, to promote and support youth to lead school-based unified clubs for students of all abilities. Today, there are Score A Friend clubs in schools and universities across the country.

Girl Scouts of Colorado engages Women of Distinction in ongoing Girl Scout activities and programs designed to build the next generation of leaders. Since 1994, more than 125 women have been named as Pikes Peak Women of Distinction.

Sponsors of this year’s event include Delta Dental, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union, Newmont Mining, Girl Scouts of Colorado Highest Awards Alumnae, the Hartsell Living Trust, Nor’wood Development Group, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and one anonymous sponsor.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Pikes Peak Women of Distinction program, visit our website.

Introducing Daisy’s Circle

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Every girl deserves the chance to be a Girl Scout, but not every girl can afford it on her own. When you join Daisy’s Circle, your gift reaches beyond your family and troop and touches the lives of girls who need a little extra support.

No one believes in the power of girls more than you, and you have the power to invest in the heart of Girl Scouts and be a sister to every girl.

Learn more: https://gscodaisyscircle.org/

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By joining Daisy’s Circle, you make it possible…

  • To offer more than $100,000 in financial assistance to girls in need.
  • To ensure quality training and screening for volunteers.
  • To create connections for girls at regional events.
  • To develop unique camp and outdoor program experiences.

Monthly giving provides girls with opportunities to develop self-esteem, enduring friendships, and life-changing leadership skills. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, girls grow and develop.

Monthly giving builds a sustainable revenue stream that can Inspire, Encourage, Honor, and Empower girls.

  • $25 a month provides memberships for 20 girls.
  • $35 a month helps one girl attend a week at camp.
  • $50 a month provides uniforms, Journey books, and pins for one troop.

 

Girl Scouts announces 2016 Pikes Peak Region Women of Distinction: Seven Extraordinary Women Honored

 

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This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for female leaders of tomorrow. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising support Girl Scout leadership programs.

  • Aimee Cox, Community Development Manager, City of Colorado Springs
  • Janice “JJ” Frazier, Chair, Board of Directors, Urbanites Leading the Pikes Peak Region (ULPPR)
  • Jenifer Furda, Publisher, Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Hannah Parsons, Chief Community Development Officer, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
  • Susan Presti, Manager, Community Relations and Information Management, Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Robin Roberts, President, Pikes Peak National Bank
  • June Waller, Community Volunteer (Recipient of the Sandy Taylor Distinguished Community Service Award)

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees on September 17, 2016 at the annual Thin Mint Brunch. This year’s event will be held at Norris-Penrose Event Center. This year’s Event Chair is Carla Hartsell, Recipient of the Sandy Taylor Distinguished Community Service Award and Woman of Distinction 2014.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodpp or contact Debbie Swanson at 719-304-8322 or debbie.swanson@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts announces 2016 Western Slope Women of Distinction: Three Extraordinary Women Honored

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This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Betsy Bair, Regional Director at U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and Woman of Distinction ’14, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

  • Christy Whitney Borchard, President and CEO, HopeWest
  • Paula Reece, Marketing Director, Crossroads Fitness
  • Ruth Trowbridge, Community Volunteer

Since 2012, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 12 women on the Western Slope as Women of Distinction. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees on Nov. 3, 2016 at the annual Women of Distinction Breakfast. This year’s event will be held at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The 2016 Event Chair is Karen Troester, Vice President, Commercial Banking, US Bank and Woman of Distinction ‘15.

Event Sponsors include: Gold Presenting Sponsor, US Bank, and Silver Presenting Sponsor, Chevron.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj or contact Cindi Graves at 970-628-8003 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts announces 2016 Denver Metro Women of Distinction: 10 Extraordinary Women Honored

 

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This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Gin Butler, Woman of Distinction ‘03, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

  • Rose Andom, President/CEO Rosmik, Inc. and The Rose Andom Charitable Foundation
  • Nikki Cady, Founder, Heart & Hand Center for at risk youth and families
  • Stephanie Donner, Galvanize Chief Legal and People Officer
  • Kim Easton, CEO, Urban Peak
  • Jena Hausmann, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Gloria Higgins, President, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)
  • Brook Kramer, Vice President and Relationship Manager, First Western Trust
  • Cheryl Lucero, Director, Capital Campaigns & Major Gifts, Denver Health Foundation
  • Christine Marquez-Hudson, President and CEO, The Denver Foundation
  • Mary Noonan, Board Trustee Delta Dental of Colorado, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the Center for Women’s Health Research at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Since 1997, including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 426 Denver area women with this honor. The Women of Distinction program is widely regarded as one of Denver’s premier philanthropic programs, bringing together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs. More than $2 million has been raised in 19 years.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these women at the 2016 Thin Mint Dinner in Denver. This event will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Event co-chairs are Jandel Allen-Davis, VP Government, External Relations and Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region, Woman of Distinction ’12; and Kristin Richardson, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer, Woman of Distinction ‘13.

2016 Event Sponsors include: Silver Presenting Sponsor, Lockheed Martin. Bronze Presenting Sponsors, CoBiz Financial and Kristin Richardson.

For more information on the Oct. 13 event or to purchase tickets and sponsorships contact 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day: Support Girl Scouts of Colorado

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Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.  Tomorrow,  December 8, 2015, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make your donation, use this link:

https://www.coloradogives.org/GirlScouts/overview

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 8!  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Once you make your donation, change your Facebook Profile picture to this image.

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It will remind your friends and family to join you in helping Girl Scouts of Colorado provide programming that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

Support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day

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Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.  Next week, on December 8, 2015, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation TODAY by using this link:

https://www.coloradogives.org/GirlScouts/overview

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 8!  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 8 at ColoradoGives.org. Once you do, change your Facebook Profile picture to one of these two images.

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They’ll remind your friends and family to join you in helping Girl Scouts of Colorado provide programming that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

Support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day

CGD Homepage Hero_Lg

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. On December 8, 2015, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation today by using this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/GirlScouts/overview

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 8!  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 8 at ColoradoGives.org. Once you do, change your Facebook Profile picture to one of these two images.

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They’ll remind your friends and family to join you in helping Girl Scouts of Colorado provide programming that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scouts Honors Women of Distinction in Denver

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Tuesday evening, Oct. 20th, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2015 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner, which was presented by Western Union, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver. A group of nearly 450 gathered at the event, held in conjunction with Women of Distinction events statewide. So far this year, these events have raised $225,000 for Girl Scout programs. The 2015 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area are:

  • Shirley Amore, Retired City Librarian, Denver Public Library
  • Kim Bimestefer, President & General Manager, Cigna Mountain States
  • Laura J. Davis, Former Director of Environmental, Health & Safety and Systems Safety Engineering, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Cheryl Haggstrom, Executive Vice President, Community First Foundation
  • L. Hanson, President, Idyll Cravings, LLC
  • Djuana Harvell, PhD, be well/be EPIC Project Manager, The Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
  • Tasha L. Jones, Director of Marketing, Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
  • Loretta P. Martinez, General Counsel & Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Vicki Scott, Program Manager, Aurora Youth Options, Aurora Mental Health Center
  • Debbie Trujillo, Community Relations Director, KeyBank

The event was chaired by Women of Distinction Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Chief Communications Officer, The Western Union Company, and Donna Lynne, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Alice Kelly, 2002 Woman of Distinction. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Christina Bear inspired the crowd with her keynote. “My Gold Award journey has shown me I can be and AM a leader. Skills I have learned, as a Girl Scout will apply to my future career.” Christina told the crowd.

Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 416 Denver area women with this honor. More than $2 million has been raised in 18 years by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.

Major Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor, Western Union, and Silver Sponsors, UMB and Lockheed Martin. Samoa Sponsors: Arrow Electronics, Davita HealthCare Partners, Delta Dental, EKS&H Management LLC, Forest City Stapleton, Hogan Lovells, Molson Coors and Volunteers of America.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website.