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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.

Girl Scouts Honors Women of Distinction in Grand Junction

Thursday, Oct. 1, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2015 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program on the Western Slope during a breakfast at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. A group of nearly 150 gathered at the event, which raised nearly $22,000 for local Girl Scout programs. This year’s three honorees are:

  • Susan B. Alvillar, Community Relations Manager, WPX Energy
  • Robbie Breaux, Ceramic Artist
  • Karen Troester, Vice President Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank

These extraordinary women were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Betsy Bair, 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. The morning’s keynote speaker was Jaime Gardner, small business owner and wife of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Lois Dunn, Woman of Distinction 2013, was the event chair.

The Women of Distinction program began on the Western Slope in 2013. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized nine other women on the Western Slope with this honor.

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

 

Girl Scouts holds annual Women of Distinction event in Denver Oct. 20

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WHO: Girl Scouts of Colorado honors ten extraordinary women as 2015 Women of Distinction:

  • 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
  • M.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

WHAT: This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Alice Kelly, 2002 Woman of Distinction, 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.

The Oct. 20 event includes a three-course dinner and creative dessert featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Christina Bear, who recently earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, is the Keynote Speaker. Event co-chairs are Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Chief Communications Officer, The Western Union Company, 2005 Woman of Distinction; and Donna Lynne, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado, 2006 Woman of Distinction.

 WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver

For more information, contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Oct. 7 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Western Union is this year’s presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include: UMB, Lockheed Martin, Arrow Electronics, Davita HealthCare Partners, Delta Dental, EKS&H Management LLC, Forest City Stapleton, Hogan Lovells, Molson Coors and Volunteers of America.

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Grand Junction Women of Distinction welcome Class of 2015

Submitted by Cindi Graves

Grand Junction

Western Slope

The 2013 and 2014 Classes of Grand Junction Women of Distinction welcomed the 2015 class: Karen Troester, Susan Alvillar, and Robbie Breaux. MCC Board Representative Victoria Gigoux hosted a lovely tea in her beautiful home.

We are excited to be able to publicly recognize these women for their contributions to our community an hold them in esteem for Girl Scouts to aspire to.

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